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IIS 8.0/8.5 for Windows Server 2012



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4 Days

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Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 8 and 8.5 are popular web server solutions for internet and intranet web services — providing access to organizational resources for clients, customers, and employees around the world. In this training course, you learn the fundamentals of IIS installation, configuration, management, and administration with an emphasis on security, stability, and accessibility. Starting in Spring 2017, this course will transition to the following Microsoft version: "Administering the Web Server (IIS) Roles of Windows Server (10972)" (Course 8446)

You Will Learn How To

  • Install and configure Internet Information Services (IIS) 8/8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Implement the modular architecture of IIS
  • Automate administrative tasks with PowerShell
  • Deploy IIS web applications using ASP.NET and PHP
  • Secure access by authentication and encryption

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Course Outline

  • IIS Web Server Fundamentals
  • Hosting dynamic Web applications
  • Navigating the fully extensible modular architecture
  • Improving Web server responsiveness
  • Installing IIS

Preparing the environment for installation

  • Communicating with Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
  • Verifying installation requirements

Installing the Web server role

  • Windows Server
  • Server Core
  • Windows Client
  • Contrasting installation options
  • Establishing installation best practices
  • Configuring Module Settings

Navigating and organizing the interface

  • Running the Internet Services Manager (ISM)
  • Identifying standard modules
  • Modifying initial configuration settings

Adding modules to increase functionality

  • Determining application requirements
  • Controlling Web application functions
  • Implementing custom error pages
  • Optimizing the IIS Architecture

Sandboxing with application pools

  • Planning practical application scenarios
  • Configuring application pools for security and performance

Maintaining application availability

  • Managing server health by recycling worker processes
  • Detecting errors with Failed Request Event Tracing
  • Terminating errant processes with Rapid Fail Protection
  • Streamlining Administrative Tasks with PowerShell

PowerShell Web Administration cmdlets

  • Accessing help in PowerShell
  • Creating new sites from the PowerShell console

Reusing PowerShell scripts

  • Saving and running script files
  • Backing up and restoring configuration files
  • Hosting on the IIS Web Application Platform

Installing Web applications with the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI)

  • Introducing the components of the Web PI
  • Deploying products and applications with Web PI

Benefiting from ASP.NET integration

  • Identifying integrated and classic pipeline modes
  • Managing ASP.NET applications through IIS

Implementing alternative technologies

  • Enabling popular application frameworks with FastCGI
  • Creating a PHP solution
  • Securing Web Content

Enabling user authentication

  • Removing anonymous access
  • Selecting appropriate authentication modules
  • Restricting access to sensitive content

Providing secure communication with encryption

  • Requesting and installing a server certificate
  • Enabling SSL/TLS for secure data communications
  • Verifying server authenticity with certificates
  • Extending Hosting Capabilities

Publishing Web content

  • Uploading data with Secure FTP
  • Manipulating documents using WebDAV
  • Packaging and publishing applications with Web Deploy

Managing scalability with multiple virtual servers

  • Protecting and isolating competing sites
  • Resolving sites with DNS and host headers
  • Deploying a Scalable Web Server

Tuning and optimizing performance

  • Baselining system counters
  • Measuring performance using a load-testing tool
  • Gauging website activity through log file analysis

Implementing a robust server farm

  • Achieving fault tolerance and high availability
  • Improving scalability with NLB
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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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