Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server

Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server

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Course Overview

Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server is a comprehensive training program designed to equip IT professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage and maintain the Internet Information Services (IIS) role in Windows Server environments. Participants will learn how to deploy, configure, secure, and optimize IIS to host and manage websites, applications, and services on the Windows Server platform.


To get the most out of this course, participants should have a solid understanding of basic networking concepts, Windows Server administration, and fundamental web technologies like HTTP, DNS, and HTML. Familiarity with the Windows command-line interface (CMD) and PowerShell is recommended. Prior experience with web server administration and general web development will be beneficial.


The course will be delivered through a combination of instructor-led lectures, practical demonstrations, hands-on labs, and interactive discussions. Participants will have access to dedicated Windows Server environments with IIS installed for hands-on practice, allowing them to apply the concepts learned in real-world scenarios. The course will be led by experienced instructors with expertise in IIS administration, ensuring a high-quality learning experience.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Overview of IIS and its role in web hosting
  • Understanding IIS components and features
  • Comparison with other web server technologies
  • Installing and Configuring IIS
  • Preparing for IIS installation and prerequisites
  • Installing IIS roles and services
  • Configuring basic IIS settings and server features
  • Managing IIS Websites and Virtual Directories
  • Creating and configuring IIS websites
  • Managing bindings and host headers
  • Configuring virtual directories and application pools
  • Deploying Web Applications on IIS
  • Understanding web application deployment options
  • Deploying web applications from Visual Studio or packages
  • Configuring application settings and environment variables
  • IIS Security and Authentication
  • Configuring IIS security settings and permissions
  • Implementing authentication methods (e.g., Windows, Basic, Digest)
  • Enabling SSL certificates and HTTPS
  • Performance Tuning and Optimization
  • Monitoring IIS performance and resource usage
  • Configuring caching and compression
  • Implementing load balancing and failover for high availability
  • IIS Backup, Recovery, and Troubleshooting
  • Performing IIS backups and restores
  • Troubleshooting common IIS issues and errors
  • Analyzing IIS logs for diagnostics


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure Internet Information Services (IIS) on Windows Server.
  • Create and manage IIS websites and virtual directories effectively.
  • Deploy web applications and services on IIS using different deployment methods.
  • Implement security measures, including authentication and SSL certificates.
  • Optimize IIS performance for better resource utilization and responsiveness.
  • Backup, recover, and troubleshoot IIS-related issues.


  • Installing and Configuring IIS on Windows Server
  • Creating and Configuring IIS Websites
  • Deploying Web Applications on IIS
  • Configuring IIS Security and Authentication
  • Implementing Caching and Compression in IIS
  • Configuring SSL Certificates and HTTPS
  • Load Balancing and High Availability with IIS
  • Performing IIS Backups and Restores
  • Troubleshooting IIS Issues using Log Analysis

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