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Automating Administration for IIS 5.0
This article explains how to perform common administrative tasks by running the sample ADSI scripts installed with IIS. For example, you'll see how to create a new virtual directory on a remote server and then change the write access to that directory. You'll also see sample custom scripts that can change Windows permissions on a server. These examples show how sample scripts can give you faster, more cost-effective administration. Source: Microsoft TechNet CD Online (Oct 15, 1999)

DNS for IIS Administrators
Finally - an introduction to DNS and a "how-to" setup DNS for use with IIS. Source: IIS Answers

HOW TO: Create an SMTP Virtual Server in the Internet Information Services Snap-In in Windows 2000 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 308992 - This step-by-step article describes how to create an SMTP Virtual Server in the Internet Information Manager Snap-in that is running on a Windows 2000 server. A member of the administrators group will do all procedures. 

HOW TO: Create an NNTP Virtual Server in the Internet Information Services Snap-in in Windows 2000 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 308995 - This step-by-step article describes how to create an NNTP Virtual Server in the Internet Information Manager Snap-in running on a Windows 2000 server. Note that a member of the administrators group must follow all of the procedures.

 

HOW TO: Apply Microsoft Hotfixes to a Windows 2000 Server Running IIS 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 311135 - This article describes how to identify and apply Microsoft updates and hotfixes after you install Windows 2000 Server and IIS on your computer. You can use some Microsoft tools to help you check your system for missing patches and then install them. Complete the procedures that are described in this article after you install the operating system and after the computer has access to the Internet

HOW TO: Perform Administration Tasks in IIS from a Command Prompt 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 308622 - The following article describes how to perform administrative tasks in Internet Information Services (IIS - from the command prompt. There are several tools that aid in the performance of administrative tasks. In this article, these tasks are categorized into three separate task groups; however, all tasks are performed from a command prompt by a user that is a member of the Administrator group in the DriveLetter :\Inetpub\AdminScripts folder. 

HOW TO: Redirect URLs to Different Web Sites 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 324000 - This article describes how to translate redirection and rewriting configurations from an Apache configuration file to Internet Information Services (IIS).

HOW TO: Remotely Administer Internet Information Services 5.0 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 308169 - This article explains the various methods that are available to remotely manage Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS - 5.0).

HOW TO: Start and Stop Individual Web Sites in IIS 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 324090 - This article describes the differences between starting and stopping Web sites in both Apache and IIS and describes how to control the Web site status in Internet Information Services (IIS).

HOWTO: Test Windows 2000 IIS SMTP Services Manually 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 286421 - This article describes the steps that are necessary to test the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP - service for any system. 

HOW TO: Use the Internet Information Manager Snap-In to Administer IIS 5.0 in Windows 2000 Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 308981 - This article describes how to administer the Internet Information Manager snap-in that is running on a Windows 2000-based server. To use the steps in this article, you must have administrative rights on the computer. 

HOW TO: Use the Permissions Wizard in Internet Information Services 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 313083 - This article describes how to use the Permissions Wizard to set up basic Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 security for a Web site.

HOW TO: View and Report from Log Files  
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 324091 - This article shows you how to translate log file preferences from Apache to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), how to view log files that are generated by IIS, and how to report on the information that is contained in those log files that are generated by IIS, and how to report on the information that is contained in those log files

Running an FTP Server on IIS 5.0
Tim Huckaby provides a brief overview of FTP and three "hot tips" about FTP site feature configurations. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine

Run Multiple Sites on Your IIS Server
Follow three simple steps to host two or more Web sites on one server. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine

Working With IIS Packet Filtering
Brien Posey discusses IP packet filtering and other ways in which to control access through IIS. Source: 15seconds.com

Backup and Recovery

HOW TO: Create a Metabase Backup By Using IIS 5
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 300672 - This step-by-step article describes how to create a metabase backup by using Internet Information Server (IIS) 5.(updated 7/20/2001) 

HOW TO: Use Windows Backup and Recovery Tools to Make a Data Backup of Internet Information Services
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 301420 - This article describes how to use the Windows 2000 backup and recovery tools to make a data backup of Internet Information Services (IIS). (updated 7/20/2001) 

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