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Installing Internet Information Service 7.0

Before you install IIS on a server, you should keep in mind a couple of security-related issues. First, you should definitely install IIS on an NTFS volume, which enables you to secure IIS resource files with the stronger permissions provided by NTFS. You might also consider installing IIS on a standalone member server that does not provide any other services. This helps control the workload placed on the server if it is receiving a large number of web hits and then also has to provide other important network services. Running other services on the IIS server can also potentially lead to security leaks on the server that could compromise the web server and the entire network.

IIS 7.0 can be quickly added to a Windows server’s configuration when you use the Add Roles Wizard. To configure a computer as a web server, follow these steps:


  

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