IIS 6.0 Application Isolation Modes

Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 provides two different application isolation modes to separate and protect Web applications (ASP.NET, ASP, static pages, and so on) that run simultaneously. These modes are IIS 5.0 isolation mode and worker process isolation mode. IIS 5.0 isolation mode uses the process model built into ASP.NET. In this mode, process model settings are specified through the Machine.config file. Worker process isolation mode, on the other hand, disables the ASP.NET process model and uses the worker process isolation architecture of IIS 6.0. Because of this, the process model settings are specified through the application pool settings in the IIS management console, instead of through the Machine.config file. The following topics describe how to configure the appropriate application pool settings when using worker process isolation mode.

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  • <processModel> Element
    Describes the <processModel> element for configuring the process model of an ASP.NET application when using IIS 5.0 isolation mode.