Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server (M10972) Course Details:

In this course, you will learn how to configure and manage Internet Information Services (IIS). You will learn the skills that support a broad range of web applications, security, and knowledge to help support other products that use IIS (such as Exchange and SharePoint).

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1. Overview and Installing Internet Information Services

  • Understanding a web server infrastructure
  • Installing IIS

2. Configuring the Default Website

  • Examining the default website using IIS Manager
  • Examining the default IIS file structure
  • Configuring DNS records for a website
  • Creating virtual directories and applications

3. Configuring and Managing Application Pools

  • Defining the application pool architecture
  • Creating and managing application pools
  • Configuring application pool recycling

4. Creating Additional Websites

  • Understanding configurations for multiple websites
  • Configuring the website bindings
  • Creating new websites

5. Configuring Website and Web Application Support

  • Configuring common features
  • Adding support for web applications

6. Securing Websites and Applications

  • Understanding IIS Authentication and Authorization
  • Configuring authentication and permissions
  • Enabling URL authorization rules

7. Securing Data Transmissions with SSL

  • Understanding certificates and SSL
  • Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates

8. Managing Certificates in the Central Certificate Store

  • Understanding the Central Certificate Store
  • Installing and Configuring the Centralized Certificate Store

9. Configuring Remote Administration

  • Installing and configuring the management service
  • Connecting to remote web servers and websites
  • Delegating management access

10. Implementing FTP

  • Implementing FTP
  • Uploading and Downloading by Using FTP

11. Monitoring IIS

  • Monitoring IIS logs with log parser
  • Analyzing Performance Counters

12. Backing up and Restoring IIS

  • Understanding the IIS environment for backup and restore
  • Performing a backup and restore of a website

13. Building Load-Balanced Web Farms

  • Understanding load-balancing mechanisms
  • Building a load-balanced web farm using ARR
  • Sharing content to a web farm using a shared folders
  • Sharing content to a web farm using DFS-R
  • Sharing IIS configurations in a web farm

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • Install and monitor IIS
  • Configure and manage application pools
  • Configure websites and application support
  • Secure websites and applications
  • Manage certificates in the Centralized Certificate Store
  • Configure remote administration
  • Implement FTP
  • Backup and restore IIS
  • Build load-balanced web farms

Lab 1: Installing Internet Information Services

  • Perform a default installation of IIS
  • Verify and test the installation of a default installation of IIS

Lab 2: Configuring the Default Website for Public Access

  • Create DNS records for both the internal and public website access
  • Creating webpages and adding web application support.

Lab 3: Creating Virtual Directories and Applications

  • Create folders, virtual directories, and applications

Lab 4: Configuring and Managing Application Pools

  • Create and configure additional application pools

Lab 5: Configuring Application Pool Recycling

  • Configure application pool recycle settings

Lab 6: Examining the Existing Websites and Bindings for conflicts

  • Document basic website settings

Lab 7: Creating New Websites

  • Configure and test new websites

Lab 8 Configuring Common Features

  • Configure directory browsing, content compression and default documents for the Products website

Lab 9: Configuring Support for Web Applications

  • Configuring ASP.NET settings

Lab 10: Configuring Authentication and Access

  • Install and configure the authentication mechanisms required to support both internal and public websites
  • Configure file system permissions and application pool permissions

Lab 11: Configuring URL Authorization Rules

  • Install and configure URL authorization rules

Lab 12: Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates

  • Create, export, and import a self-signed certificate

Lab 13: Adding a Certificate to a Website

  • Add HTTPS binding to websites

Lab 14: Installing and Configuring the Central Certificate Store

  • Configure the environment to store certificates for CCS

Lab 15: Installing and Configuring the Management Service

  • Install and configure the management service

Lab 16: Connecting to Remote Web Servers and Websites

  • Connect and manage a remote web server and website

Lab 17: Delegating Management Permissions

  • Create and manage IIS manager users

Lab 18: Configuring and Using an FTP Site

  • Install and configure a secured FTP site

Lab 19: Monitoring IIS Logs

  • Confiugre and query log files

Lab 20: Backing Up and Recovering Configuration History

  • Back up and recover configuration history

Lab 21: Building a Load-Balanced Web Farm Using ARR

  • Create a web farm by installing and configuring ARR

Lab 22: Sharing Content to a Web Farm Using a Shared Folders

  • Sharing content to a web farm using a network share

Lab 23: Sharing Content to a Web Farm Using DFS-R

  • Install and configure DFS-R for content replication

Lab 24: Sharing IIS Configurations in a Web Farm

  • Configure IIS to use shared configurations

Experience with:

  • Windows networking technologies and implementation
  • Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting


  • Individuals who want to become web server administrators in an enterprise environment or who are assuming a new role requiring skills to manage content served by an IIS web server over the Internet, an intranet, and an extranet
  • Web-based applications developers with networking skills who wish to learn more about IIS

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