Web Connectivity

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Web connectivity refers to the ability of server applications to send and receive HTTP requests. The use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) enables applications to exchange data over secure HTTP connections.

Managed Entities

The following is a list of the managed entities that are included in this managed entity:

Name Description

HTTP Service

The HTTP Service enables server applications to receive HTTP requests, send HTTP responses, and cache HTTP responses in the kernel. Server applications can send and receive over HTTP or HTTPS (Secure Sockets Layer [SSL]) connections.

Windows HTTP Services

Windows HTTP Services (WinHTTP) provides developers with a server-supported, high-level interface to the HTTP/1.1 Internet protocol. WinHTTP is used primarily in server-based applications that communicate with HTTP servers.

Windows Internet API

The Windows Internet (WinINet) application programming interface (API) enables applications to interact with Gopher, FTP, and HTTP protocols to access Internet resources. As standards evolve, WinINet API functions handle the changes in underlying protocols, enabling these protocols to maintain consistent behavior.