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Overview

This IIS 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. This course uses IIS 8.0.

This course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration. No prior experience with any version of Internet Information Services is assumed.

Outline
  1. Overview and Installing Internet Information Services
    1. Understanding a Web Server infrastructure
    2. Installing Internet Information Services
    3. Lab: Installing Internet Information Services
    4. Perform a default installation of Internet Information Services
    5. Verify and test the installation of a default installation of Internet Information Services
    6. Describe the network infrastructure requirements for IIS.
    7. Explain the communication process between a web server and a browser.
    8. Perform a default installation of Internet Information Services.
    9. Verify and configure the Windows Firewall for use with IIS.
    10. Test a website by using a browser.
  2. Configuring The Default Website
    1. Examining the Default Website using IIS Manager
    2. Examining the Default IIS File Structure
    3. Configuring DNS records for a website
    4. Creating virtual directories and Applications
    5. Lab: Configuring the Default website for public access
    6. Configure DNS records for both the internal and public website access
    7. Verify and test the internal and public website access using the DNS FQDN
    8. Lab: Creating Virtual Directories and Applications
    9. Create additional content location in the current website
    10. Describe the default IIS folder structure to support a website.
    11. Create a web page for site testing and verification.
    12. Install additional required Role services to support a web application.
    13. Plan the network and DNS records for internal and public website access.
    14. Configure DNS records for an internal and public website.
    15. Create normal folders, virtual directories and applications in a website for additional content.
    16. Verify the new working website and content.
  3. Configuring and Managing Application Pools
    1. Defining the Application Pool Architecture
    2. Creating and Managing Application Pools
    3. Configuring Application Pool Recycling
    4. Lab: Configuring and Managing Application Pools
    5. Create and configure additional application pools
    6. Lab: Configuring Application Pool Recycling
    7. Configure application pool recycle settings
    8. Perform recycling of an application pool and examine event logs for recycle events
    9. Describe the benefits of the application pool architecture.
    10. Configure application pools to support applications.
    11. Configure application pool recycle settings.
    12. Perform and examine application pool recycling.
    13. Examine event logs for recycle events.
  4. Creating additional websites
    1. Understanding multiple websites on a single server
    2. Examining and configuring the website bindings
    3. Creating New Websites
    4. Lab: Examining the existing websites and bindings for conflicts
    5. Examine several websites and determine if binding conflicts exist
    6. Lab: Creating new websites
    7. Create new websites with unique bindings
    8. Describe the purpose to website common settings and bindings
    9. Examine existing websites for binding conflicts
    10. Create new websites by using unique port bindings
    11. Create new websites by using unique virtual IP addresses
    12. Create new websites by using hostname bindings.
  5. Configuring Website and Web application support
    1. Configuring Common features
    2. Adding support for web applications
    3. Lab: Configuring Common Features
    4. Configure and test common configuration settings
    5. Lab: Adding support for web applications
    6. Install and configure additional application support
    7. Identify the IIS configuration files.
    8. Configure common website and application settings.
    9. Install and configure built-in application platform support.
    10. Install and configure additional application support using the Web Platform Installer.
  6. Securing Websites and applications
    1. Defining Access Control for Web Servers, Sites and Applications
    2. Configuring Authentication and permissions
    3. Enabling URL Authorization Rules
    4. Lab: Configuring Authentication and permissions
    5. Install and configure the authentication mechanisms required to support both internal and public websites
    6. Configure file system permissions and application pool permissions
    7. Lab: Enabling URL Authorization Rules
    8. Secure a website for users and groups using URL Authorization Rules
    9. Describe the authentication mechanisms to secure internal and public websites.
    10. Describe the process of assigning file system permissions for users and groups.
    11. Install and configure Windows and Basic authentication.
    12. Configure the file system permissions for a website.
    13. Configure website security using URL Authorization Rules.
  7. Securing Data Transmissions with SSL
    1. Understanding Certificates and SSL
    2. Creating certificates for a web server
    3. Adding a certificate to a website
    4. Lab: Creating and installing a self-signed certificate
    5. Create a self-signed certificate to secure a website
    6. Lab: Adding a certificate to a website
    7. Create a HTTPS binding to secure a website
    8. Describe the PKI infrastructure for securing IIS with certificates
    9. Explain the process of obtaining and installing certificates for internal and public websites.
    10. Install and configure a certificate to secure a website.
  8. Using the Central Certificate Store
    1. Understanding the Central Certificate Store
    2. Installing and configuring the Central Certificate Store
    3. Lab: Installing and Configuring the Central Certificate Store
    4. Configure the environment to store certificates for CCS
    5. Describe the architecture of the Central Certificate Store
    6. Plan for certificate storage
    7. Install and configure CCS
    8. Secure a website using a certificate in CCS
  9. Configuring Remote Administration
    1. Installing and Configuring the Management Service
    2. Connecting to remote web servers and websites
    3. Delegating Management Access
    4. Lab: Installing and Configuring the Management Service
    5. Install and configure the management service
    6. Lab: Connecting to remote web servers and websites
    7. Connect and manage a remote web server and website
    8. Lab: Delegating Management Access
    9. Configure permissions for a site level administrator or developer
    10. Identify the need for remote management capabilities to manage a web server or website.
    11. Install and configure the Management service for remote management.
    12. Create and configure permissions for site level administrators and developers to manage a web server or website
  10. Implementing FTP
    1. Implementing FTP
    2. Configuring an FTP site
    3. Configuring an FTP site
    4. Lab: Configuring and using an FTP site
    5. Install and configure a secured FTP site
    6. Describe the FTP architecture and requirements for IIS
    7. Configure FTP authentication, authorization and storage locations
    8. Configure a secured FTP for users to store files
  11. Monitoring IIS
    1. Monitoring IIS logs with Log Parser
    2. Lab: Monitoring IIS logs with Log Parser
    3. Analyze a set of IIS log files for possible issues using Log Parser
    4. Describe common problems and attacks that are recorded in the log files.
    5. Search the ISI log file for issues using Log Parser.
    6. Identify common performance counters to create a baseline for IIS performance.
    7. Analyze performance data for performance related problems using PerfMon.
  12. Backing up and Restoring IIS
    1. Understanding the IIS environment for Backup and restore
    2. Performing a backup and restore of a website
    3. Lab: Performing a backup and restore of a website
    4. Perform a backup and restore of a website
    5. Describe the critical components to backup on a web server and website
    6. Perform a website backup, including content and configuration files
    7. Perform a website restore using a recovery process
  13. Building Load-Balanced Web Farms
    1. Understanding load-balancing Mechanisms
    2. Building a Load-Balanced Web Farm using ARR
    3. Sharing content to a Web Farm using a network share
    4. Sharing content to a Web Farm using DFS-R
    5. Sharing IIS Configurations in a Web Farm
    6. Lab: Building a Load-Balanced Web Farm using ARR
    7. Create a web farm by installing and configuring ARR
    8. Lab: Sharing content to a Web Farm using a network share
    9. Sharing content to a Web Farm using a network share
    10. Lab: Sharing content to a Web Farm using DFS-R
    11. Install and Configure DFS-R for content replication
    12. Lab: Sharing IIS Configurations in a Web Farm
    13. Configure IIS to use Shared Configurations
    14. Perform a staggered install of a new component for website application support
    15. Describe the increase to reliability and performance using load balancing mechanisms
    16. Install and configure a highly available web farm using ARR
    17. Improve management of web content using DFS-R
    18. Improve the management of the web server and websites using Shared Configurations
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this IIS class:

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