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IIS 8.5 Administration Training

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IIS 8.5 is included with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. IIS 8.5 adds Idle worker-Process page-out, Dynamic Site Activation, Enhanced Logging, ETW logging, and Automatic Certificate Rebind.

This 2-day course teaches attendees the principles of web server administration for Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) version 8.5 (Windows Server 2012 R2). Although other web development frameworks are mentioned, the course is primarily focused on hosting ASP.NET-based applications.

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No prior IIS or web server administration experience is presumed.

The hands-on lab exercises are designed for an environment where each student has an instance of Windows Server 2012 R2.


No prior IIS or web server administration experience is presumed.

The hands-on lab exercises are designed for an environment where each student has an instance of Windows Server 2012 R2.

Course Outline


  • Role of a Web Server
  • Dynamic Content
  • Security
  • Authorization and Authentication
  • Evolution of IIS

Deployment Planning

  • Windows Server Editions
  • Windows Installation Options
  • Active Directory vs. Standalone
  • IIS Modules


  • Server Manager
  • PowerShell
  • Upgrading from a Previous Version of IIS
  • Automated Installation
  • Lab 1: Installation

Server Footprint

  • Folders and Files
  • System Services
  • Windows Users and Groups

Tools for IIS Administration

  • IIS Manager
  • AppCmd.exe
  • PowerShell
  • Microsoft.Web.Administration API

Configuration System

  • Architecture
  • Configuration Editor
  • Configuration Backups

Core Architecture

  • HTTP.sys
  • Worker Processes
  • World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC)
  • Windows Activation Service (WAS)

Request Pipeline

  • Modules
  • Classic vs. Integrated Pipeline Mode
  • Lab 2: Configuration Backup and Baseline Configuration

Basic Administration Objects

  • Virtual Directories
  • Applications
  • Sites and Bindings
  • Application Pools
  • Lab 3: Creating a New Site

Request Processing

  • Request Filtering
  • Website Limits
  • Output Caching
  • Handler Mappings
  • Static File Handler
  • Compression
  • HTTP Response Headers
  • Error Pages
  • IIS HTTP Sub-Status Codes
  • Lab 4: Modules for Request Processing

Application Pool Administration

  • Basic Settings
  • Advanced Settings
  • Application Pool Identity
  • Recycling
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Lab 5: Recycling and Real-Time Monitoring

IP Address and Domain Restrictions

  • Configuration
  • Dynamic IP Restrictions
  • Logging
  • HTTP Logging
  • Centralized Logging
  • Failed Request Tracing
  • Lab 6: Logging and Failed Request Tracing

Server Certificates and SSL

  • Introduction
  • TLS Handshake
  • Server Name Indication (SNI)
  • Requiring SSL
  • Certificate Rebind
  • Lab 7: Server Certificates and Requiring SSL


  • Application Pool Identity vs. Authenticated User
  • Anonymous Authentication
  • HTTP Basic Authentication
  • HTTP Digest Authentication
  • Windows Authentication
  • Client Certificate Authentication
  • ASP.NET Forms Authentication
  • Delegation
  • Lab 8: Authentication


  • NTFS Authorization
  • URL-Based Authorization
  • ASP.NET Application-Level Authorization
  • Session State
  • Session IDs
  • In-Process Session State
  • Using a State Server
  • Using SQL Server
  • Lab 9: Session State

Remote Administration

  • IIS Management Service
  • Permissions
  • Feature Delegation
  • Web Deploy
  • Exporting and Importing Applications
  • Visual Studio Support
  • URL Rewrite
  • Introduction
  • Rules
  • Actions
  • Lab 10: URL Rewrite

Web Farms

  • Introduction
  • Shared Configuration
  • Shared Website Content
  • Centralized SSL Certificates
  • Session State
  • .NET Machine Key

Application Request Routing (ARR)

  • Features
  • Architecture
  • Configuration
  • Server Farm Site Bindings

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