Summary: Deploying and Configuring IIS 6.0 with Remotely Stored Content on UNC Servers and NAS Devices

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

This paper reviews important new capabilities of Windows 2003 Server as they relate to IIS using remote storage accessed with UNC pathnames. The ability to use pass-through authentication in conjunction with constrained delegation and protocol transition, opens new possibilities for integrating IIS into your network, while at the same time increasing security, performance, and reliability. Also introduced are the caching methods available to IIS and how they impact performance in different scenarios. The section about tuning different scenarios illustrates how you can employ this information to correctly configure IIS and your file servers for optimum performance and reliability.