Additional Resources for IIS 6.0 Performance
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1
These resources contain additional information and tools related to this optimizing IIS 6.0 performance.
Analyzing Log Files for information about using IIS logs to monitor and tune performance.
Common IIS 6.0 Administrative Tasks for step-by-step instructions to help you complete many of the tasks described in the performance topics.
Troubleshooting IIS 6.0 for information about troubleshooting performance.
Web Server Scalability for information about IIS 6.0 capacity planning and scalability.
Article 247658, Configure Secure Sockets Layer Server and Client Cache Elements, in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for information about configuring SSL session caching, including how to set the ClientCacheTime registry setting.
Article 313064, Monitor Web Server Performance by Using Counter Logs in System Monitor in IIS, in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for information about creating counter logs, including baseline IIS logs.
The Windows System Resource Manager — Fast Facts site for information about using Windows System Resource Manager.
Microsoft Application Consulting and Engineering (ACE) Team, Performance Testing Microsoft .NET Web Applications. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press, 2003. Read this source for information about how to perform stress testing by using Microsoft Application Center Test (ACT), how to use System Monitor and Network Monitor, and how to conduct an application network analysis.
Related IIS 6.0 Operations Guide Topics
Enabling Logging, which is accessible from IIS Manager, for information about performance logging.
Limiting Connections for information about setting global and individual site connection limits.
Administering Network Resources for information about the QoS features in IIS 6.0.
Analyzing Security Data and Planning Upgrades for information about IIS 6.0 security features.
Web Application Guide for information about Web application development, including ASP.NET and ASP applications.
Related Windows Server 2003 Help Topics
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Analyzing performance data in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003 for information about analyzing log data and a list of acceptable values for counters.
Performance console overview in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003 for information about Windows performance monitoring tools.
Monitoring performance from the command line in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003 for information about command-line tools that you can use to monitor performance.
The TCP/IP model in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003 for information about how the OSI model relates to the TCP/IP reference model.
The logman command
Use the logman command to schedule performance counter and event trace log collections on local and remote systems. For more information about the logman command, see Logman in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003.
Log Parser tool (LogParser.exe)
Use the Log Parser tool to extract data from the raw file. The Log Parser tool and its accompanying user documentation are included in the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools.
The start netmon command
Use the start netmon command to start the Network Monitor user interface from the command line. You can also specify parameters for capturing and filtering frames. For more information about using this command-line option, see Managing Network Monitor from the command line in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003.
Web Capacity Analysis Tool (WCAT), which contains a stress client tool (Wcclient.exe) and a controller tool (Wcctl.exe).
Use WCAT to perform stress testing. WCAT and its accompanying user documentation are included in the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools.