IIS installation options


I will write all the Web Server (IIS) installation options and a short description:


Web Server – Installs the IIS Web Server. Provides support for HTML Web sites, ASP, ASP.NET and Web server extensions.

Common HTTP Features – This option installs support for html static sites as well as directory browsing, error detection and redirection
– Default Document – this option enables to specify the first page displayed when opening a web page
– Static Content – is used when static .htm, .html and images are used on the web server
– WebDAV (Distributed Authoring and Versioning Publishing – this option enables you to publish files from the web server using http
– Directory Browsing – enables the viewers to see the contents of a directory on your web server
– HTTP Errors – enables you to customize error messages
– HTTP Redirection – grants you the possibility to send a client to a specified location

Performance – uses compression mechanism to reduce the bandwidth utilization
– Static Content Compression – used to compress static content to reduce bandwidth
– Dynamic Content Compression – used to compress dynamic content

Health & Diagnostics – enables the server to monitor server behavior
– HTTP Logging – enables the server to log http activity
– Logging Tools – installs logging tools
– Request Monitor – monitors the server health as well as site and application.
– Tracing – enables tracing applications and requests
– Custom Logging – this options enables the web server to create custom logs
– ODBC Logging – enables logging for databases

Security
– Basic Authentication – enables the authentication with username and password
– Windows Authentication – enables authentication by using NTLM or Kerberos.
– Digest Authentication – enables authentication with a domain controller by sending a hash from the password
– Centralized SSL Certificate Support – simplifies management of SSL certificates by using file sharing
– Client Certificate Mapping Authentication – enables authentication with Active Directory
– IIS Client Certificate Mapping Authentication – enables one-to-one or many-to-one mappings
– URL Authorization – enables authorization rules to the url of a web-site
– Request Filtering – enables the server to create rules to block different requests
– IP and Domain Restrictions – enables the server to create rules based on ip address or domain name

Application Development – enables support for development environment like ASP, ASP.NET, .NET, CGI, ISAPI etc.
– .NET Extensibility 3.5 – enables the web server to host .NET extensions 3.5
– .NET Extensibility 4.5 – enables the web server to host .NET extensions 4.5
– Application Initialization – enables the web server to perform initialization before serving web pages
– ASP – classic ASP support
– ASP.NET 3.5 – offers web server the possibility to host ASP.NET 3.5 applications
– ASP.NET 4.5 – offers web server the possibility to host ASP.NET 4.5 applications
– CGI – enables support for CGI executables
– ISAPI Extensions – enables the isapi extensions
– ISAPI Filters – enables the isapi filters
– Server Sides Includes – enables the SSI to dynamically generate HTML pages.
– WebSocket Protocol – enables the web server to run applications that uses the WebSocket protocol.

FTP Server – enables the web server to host ftp site
– FTP Service – enables FTP publishing
– FTP Extensibility – enables FTP extensibility features

Web Server Management Tools – enables the web server management tools
– IIS Management Console – enables IIS management console
– IIS Management Scripts and Tools – enables IIS management by using scripts or command line tools
– Management Service – enables the IIS web server to be managed remotely by another machine
– IIS 6 Management Compatibility –
– IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility – enables the web server to be able to run earlier versions of IIS
– IIS 6 Management Console – enables the web server to manage remotely IIS version 6 servers
– IIS 6 Scripting Tools – enables the web server to use scripts and tools from IIS version 6 in version 7.
– IIS 6 WMI Compatibility – provides Windows Management Instrumentation to manage a IIS version 8 web-server

IIS Hostable Web Core – enables the administrators the ability to create custom code that will work in the core of the IIS

OK, this is all about the first part of our IIS tutorial. I hope you’ve liked it and if you do please leave a comment. I am opened to any suggestions so don’t hesitate to contact me. Have a nice day and stay tuned for more IIS video tutorials.

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