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Windows Server 2008

Configuring and Troubleshooting Internet Information Services in Windows Server 2008
(Microsoft Training Course: 6427) - 3 days - £1425 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course introduces students to install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot an Internet Information Services 7.0 Web Server in Windows Server 2008. It is intended for individuals who want to become a Web Server Administrator in an enterprise environment.
> Course outline
  1. Configuring an IIS 7.0 Web Server
  2. Configuring IIS 7.0 Web Sites and Application Pools
  3. Configuring IIS 7.0 Application Settings
  4. Configuring IIS 7.0 Modules
  5. Securing the IIS 7.0 Web Server and Web Sites
  6. Configuring Delegation and Remote Administration
  7. Using Command-line and Scripting for IIS 7.0 Administration
  8. Tuning IIS 7.0 for Improved Performance
  9. Ensuring Web Site Availability with Web Farms
  10. Troubleshooting IIS 7.0 Web Servers


Module 1: Configuring an IIS 7.0 Web Server
  • The students will be introduced to the process of installing a Web Server and configuring IIS features such as application development; health and diagnostics; HTTP features and more.
  • Introducing Internet Information Services 7.0
  • Installing the Web Server Role in Windows Server 2008
  • Configuring Application Development, Health, and HTTP Features
  • Configuring Performance, Security, and Server component Features
  • Lab: Configuring an IIS 7.0 Web Server
Skills
  • Describe the IIS 7.0 modular architecture.
  • Describe the IIS 7.0 workloads.
  • Describe the three methods for installing IIS 7.0.
  • Install IIS 7.0 using each of the three identified methods.
  • Configure common features for IIS 7.0.
  • Validate functionality of configured features.
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Module 2: Configuring IIS 7.0 Web Sites and Application Pools
  • The students will be introduced to creating and managing Web sites and application pools.
  • Introducing Web Sites and Application Pools
  • Creating a Web Site
  • Creating an Application Pool
  • Maintaining an Application Pool
  • Lab: Configuring IIS 7.0 Web Sites and Application Pools
Skills
  • Describe how the application pool is used.
  • Describe authentication types used in IIS 7.0.
  • Configure the authentication types for Web sites and application pools.
  • Create a Web site and a corresponding virtual directory.
  • Create a new application pool.
  • Configure an existing application pool.
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Module 3: Configuring IIS 7.0 Application Settings
  • The students will be introduced configuring application settings using ASP.NET.
  • Configuring Application Settings
  • Configuring ASP.NET Security
  • Lab: Configuring IIS 7.0 Application Settings
Skills
  • Describe ASP.NET application development settings.
  • Configure ASP.NET.
  • Configure ASP.NET Web application development settings.
  • Configure a Web Server to host multiple Web applications with separate application pools using ASP.NET.
  • Configure ASP.NET security.
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Module 4: Configuring IIS 7.0 Modules
  • The students will be introduced to configuring IIS modules.
  • Configuring Native Modules
  • Configuring Managed Modules
  • Lab: Configuring IIS 7.0 Modules
Skills
  • Configure native modules.
  • Configure managed modules.
  • Edit managed and native modules.
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Module 5: Securing the IIS 7.0 Web Server and Web Sites
  • The students will be introduced to configuring a secure Web Server and Web sites and to using logging as a tool for monitoring security.
  • Configuring Secure Web Sites and Servers
  • Configure Other Aspects of Web Server Security
  • Configuring Logging for IIS 7.0
  • Lab: Securing IIS 7.0 Web Server and Web Sites
Skills
  • Configure a secure Web Server.
  • Configure authorization for IIS Web Server.
  • Configure authentication for IIS Web Server.
  • Configure access for IIS Web Server.
  • Configure a secure Web site.
  • Configure logging for IIS 7.0.
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Module 6: Configuring Delegation and Remote Administration
  • The students will be introduced to assigning rights to Web site users and configuring users to serve as remote administrators of a server and its corresponding Web sites.
  • Configuring Remote Administration
  • Configuring Delegated Administration
  • Configuring Feature Delegation
  • Lab: Configuring Delegation and Remote Administration
Skills
  • Describe remote administration service.
  • Configure remote administration.
  • Describe the new distributed, configuration system, applicationHost.config.
  • Describe how configuration files are distributed down to the application level Web.config for IIS settings.
  • Configure delegated administrative rights to a Web site.
  • Configure feature delegation for a specific Web site.
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Module 7: Using Command-line and Scripting for IIS 7.0 Administration
  • The students will learn basic scripting methods for completing IIS 7.0 administrative tasks needed to maintain Web sites and Web servers.
  • Tools for Running Administrative Tasks in IIS
  • Executing Scripts for Administrative Tasks
  • Managing IIS Task
  • Lab: Using Command-line and Scripting for IIS 7.0 Administration
Skills
  • Maintain Web servers with command line tools.
  • Identify when and how to run scripts using PowerShell.
  • Identify when and how to run scripts using the Microsoft Web Administration Provider.
  • Identify when and how to run scripts using command-line.
  • Execute an IIS script using PowerShell.
  • Execute an IIS script using Microsoft Web Administration Provider.
  • Execute an IIS script using command-line.
  • Automate IIS administration tasks using scripts.
  • Navigate IIS tasks using WMI Provider and appcmd.exe.
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Module 8: Tuning IIS 7.0 for Improved Performance
  • The students will be introduced to techniques for improving Web Server performance.
  • Implementing Best Practices for Improving IIS Performance
  • Configuring Options to Improve IIS Performance
  • Managing Application Pools to Improve IIS Performance
  • Lab: Tuning IIS 7.0 for Performance
Skills
  • Describe best practices for improving performance.
  • Configure options to improve IIS performance.
  • Manage application pools to improve IIS performance.
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Module 9: Ensuring Web Site Availability with Web Farms
  • The students will learn to ensure Web site availability in a Web farm topology.
  • Backing Up and Restoring Web Sites
  • Working with Shared Configurations
  • Configuring Network Load Balancing for IIS
  • Lab: Ensuring Web Site Availability with Web Farms
Skills
  • Back up an IIS 7.0 Web site.
  • Restore an IIS 7.0 Web site.
  • Enable shared configurations.
  • Ensure Web site availability using Network Load Balancing.
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Module 10: Troubleshooting IIS 7.0 Web Servers
  • The students will learn to use audit logs to troubleshoot common Web Server related authentication, authorization, communication, and configuration error messages.
  • Using IIS 7.0 Logging for Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Authentication
  • Troubleshooting Authorization
  • Troubleshooting Communication
  • Troubleshooting Configuration
  • Lab: Troubleshooting IIS 7.0 Web Servers
Skills
  • Audit logs to troubleshoot IIS.
  • Troubleshoot authentication based on common error messages.
  • Troubleshoot authorization types for IIS 7.0.
  • Troubleshoot communication when managing a Web Server.
  • Troubleshoot configuration based on common error messages.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Completed Course 6420 Foundational Series: Fundamentals of a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure and Application Platform.
  • A minimum of one year of experience administering and supporting a Web Server role using Windows Server 2003.
  • Network + certification.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe the IIS 7.0 modular architecture; describe the IIS 7.0 workloads; describe the three methods for installing IIS 7.0; install IIS 7.0 using each of the three identified methods; configure common features for IIS 7.0; validate functionality of configured features.