IIS 6.0 Architecture

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0, which runs on all editions of the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 operating system, provides a new architecture that offers flexibility in the choice of two application isolation modes. The new architecture helps you run a faster Web service that is more reliable and secure. Read this chapter to obtain a detailed review of the new architecture so that you can understand how IIS works and can effectively deploy, manage, and troubleshoot IIS 6.0.

In This Section

Overview of IIS 6.0 Architecture

IIS 6.0 Services

IIS 6.0 Core Components

Application Isolation Modes

How ASP.NET Works with IIS 6.0

Additional Resources for IIS 6.0 Architecture