Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server (10972B)
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.
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.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Install IIS
- Configure the default web site
- Configure and manage application pools
- Create additional web sites
- Configure web sites and application support
- Secure web sites and applications
- Secure web site data transmission
- Manage certificates in the Centralized Certificate Store
- Configure remote administration
- Implement FTP
- Monitor IIS
- Backup and restore IIS
- Build load-balanced web farms
Module 1: Understanding and Installing Internet Information Services
In this module, you will learn about the infrastructure prerequisites for using Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.5. Students will also learn about the high-level architecture of IIS, and will learn to perform a basic installation and configuration of IIS.
- Understanding a Web Server infrastructure
- Installing Internet Information Services
Module 2: Configuring The Default Website
In this module students will learn to plan and implement network requirements for a public website. Students will configure Domain Name Service (DNS) records to support access to both internal and public websites, and create virtual directories and application folders for additional website content.
- 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
In this module students will learn the benefits to the application pool architecture. Students will create and configure application pools to support additional applications and configure application pool recycle settings. Students will perform recycle events and examine the event logs for recycle events.
- Defining the Application Pool Architecture
- Creating and Managing Application Pools
- Configuring Application Pool Recycling
Module 4: Creating Additional Websites
In this module students will learn how to examine and create new websites using unique bindings to avoid naming conflicts. Students will examine existing sites to determine and resolve binding conflicts then create new websites by using unique bindings.
- Understanding Configurations for Multiple Websites
- Configuring Website Bindings
- Creating and Starting Websites
Module 5: Configuring Website and Web Application Support
In this module students will learn to support additional application requirements including common configuration settings, platform support from the built-in web server, and include additional application support by using the Web Platform Installer.
- Configuring Common Features
- Configuring Support for Web Applications
Module 6: Securing Websites and Applications
In this module students will learn to secure internal and public websites for users and groups by using the built-in Windows and Basic authentication. Students will configure file system permissions for specific users and groups and secure a website using URL Authorization Rules.
- Understanding IIS Authentication and Authorization
- Configuring Authentication and Authorization
- Configuring URL Authorization Rules
Module 7: Securing Website Data Transmission
In this module students will protect customer data using websites configured for SSL. Students will install and configure PKI certificates on a web server, create secured bindings, and verify that a website data transmissions are secured.
- Understanding Certificates and SSL
- Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates
- Configuring HTTPS Bindings
Module 8: Managing Certificates in the Centralized Certificate Store
In this module students will install and configure the IIS 8.5 Central Certificate Store to enable centralized and improved certificate management, Students will configure a website to use a secured binding with the Central Certificate Store.
- Understanding the Centralized Certificate Store
- Installing and Configuring the Centralized Certificate Store
Module 9: Configuring Remote Administration
In this module students will configure secured remote management of web servers and websites. Create and configure permissions for site level administrators and developers, and verify web server and website management.
- Installing and Configuring the Management Service
- Connecting to Remote Web Servers and Websites
- Delegating Management Permissions
Module 10: Implementing FTP
In this module students will learn configure a secured FTP site for users to store and retrieve files. Student will configure authentication, authorization and the FTP storage location. Students will retrieve and files using the native Windows FTP command.
- Planning for FTP
- Implementing an FTP site
- Uploading and Downloading by Using FTP
Module 11: Monitoring IIS
In this module students will learn to monitor IIS log files and performance counters using Log Parser and PerfMon. Students will identify common issues related to performance and attacks recorded in the log files.
- Monitoring IIS Logs
- Analyzing Performance Counters
Module 12: Backing Up and Restoring IIS
In this module students will learn to backup and recover form a website or web server failure. Students will learn the importance of using high available techniques to avoid the recovery process.
- Understanding IIS Backup and Recovery Components
- Backing Up and Recovering a Website
Module 13: Building Load-Balanced Web Farms
In this module students will learn to increase reliability and performance of website by creating a web farm. Students will improve the management and update capabilities of the websites by using shared content in both a network share and DFS-R. Student will improve web server and website management by using Shared Configurations.
- 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