MS-10972 - Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to configure and manage Internet Information Services. This course is intended to help provide pre-requisite skills supporting a broad range of Internet web applications, security, and knowledge to help support other products that use IIS such as Exchange and SharePoint. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any particular web application or development practice.

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In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
  • Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Understanding and Installing Internet Information Services

Understanding a Web Server infrastructure
Installing Internet Information Services

Module 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 Folders, Virtual Directories, and Applications

Module 3: Configuring and Managing Application Pools

Defining the Application Pool Architecture
Creating and Managing Application Pools
Configuring Application Pool Recycling

Module 4: Creating Additional Websites

Understanding Configurations for Multiple Websites
Configuring Website Bindings
Creating and Starting Websites

Module 5: Configuring Website and Web Application Support

Configuring Common Features
Configuring Support for Web Applications

Module 6: Securing Websites and Applications

Understanding IIS Authentication and Authorization
Configuring Authentication and Authorization
Configuring URL Authorization Rules

Module 7: Securing Website Data Transmission

Understanding Certificates and SSL
Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates
Configuring HTTPS Bindings

Module 8: Managing Certificates in the Centralized Certificate Store

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

Module 9: Configuring Remote Administration

Installing and Configuring the Management Service
Connecting to Remote Web Servers and Websites
Delegating Management Permissions

Module 10: Implementing FTP

Planning for FTP
Implementing an FTP site
Uploading and Downloading by Using FTP

Module 11: Monitoring IIS

Monitoring IIS Logs
Analyzing Performance Counters

Module 12: Backing Up and Restoring IIS

Understanding IIS Backup and Recovery Components
Backing Up and Recovering a Website

Module 13: Building Load-Balanced Web Farms

Understanding Load-Balancing Mechanisms
Building a Load-Balanced Web Farm by Using ARR
Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using Shared Folders
Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using DFS-R
Sharing IIS Configurations in a Web Farm