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New IIS7 Article: Building a Custom, Secure and Reduced Footprint Web...
Last post Jun 09, 2006 01:14 AM by bills
Jun 09, 2006 01:14 AM|bills|LINK
IIS6 and previous versions implemented most of the widely used server functionality inside the server itself. In contrast, IIS7 web server engine provides a modular architecture on top of which virtually all of the server features are provided as pluggable
components. This enables tremendous improvements across the board, including but not limited to:
These server components, known as modules, are loaded during the initialization of the application pool worker process and provide request processing services on the server. Each IIS7 application is a combination of services provided by modules enabled for
the application, and associated content used by these services. The server provides two major roles played by modules:
By enabling different modules, the server can be configured to provide the services required by the applications on the server.
Tasks illustrated in
this walkthrough include: