IIS 6 in Server 2003

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi guys,

    I am giving Server 2003 beta a whirl. This is my first try at a server OS. My question is this: What is IIS6, basically. Is it the same as IE6? Is it better than IE6? Thanks in advance. I have noticed that Server is basically the same as XP. I find it faster than Xp.

    Heeter
     
  2. JohnnyGreb

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    IIS stands for (I think) Internet Information Server.
    Basically it's a web server. Think: "by Microsoft", Think "exploitable" :p

    Seriously, it's very powerful, as it can do ASP pages, etc. But requires quite a bit of tweaking (in my experience) to set up decently and secure.


    -JG
     
  3. Enyo

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    You will find it faster to start with, bearing in mind you have given the server so roles and have not background processes on your system!

    IIS guide:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/iis/Default.asp

    Internet Information Server, much more than just a web server though. Its got HTTP, NNTP and FTP abilities. It is powerful. IIS 5 was a security nightmare but 6 is looking really good.

    IE6 is the browser, a client tool. IIS is the server side of the web :)

    JohnnyGreb, tweaking to get secure is not so much in 6 thankfully but i agree 5 was a nightmare!

    Securing 5 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/chklist/iis5chk.asp

    (god bless IIS lockdown)

    Tuning 5:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/iis/maintain/optimize/iis5tune.asp
     
  4. JohnnyGreb

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    That's good to hear! I'm really not a MS hater.. it's just they have a bad track record when it comes to security...

    -JG
     
  5. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    Can say that again :D Good work is being done to bring security standards up!
     
  6. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks so much guys, for the info. I am reading up on it now.


    Heeter