Configuring Servers in the Windows Web Platform

Separate Partitions for Improved Performance

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Walter Oliver

On the file server, performance may be improved by separating the system and content partitions and physical hard drives. Setup The following setup is recommended: Use a unique partition and physic...

Share and NTFS Permissions

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Walter Oliver

The file server permissions must be carefully implemented to provide appropriate access to content. This involves locking down permissions on the share and physical folders. Permissions The followi...

Directory Quotas and FSRM

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Walter Oliver

Starting with Windows Server ® 2003 R2, File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) offers advanced quota and directory management. The quota system can now be based on directories, rather than set by a Wi...

SMB Command Registry Keys

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Walter Oliver

On Windows servers, each connection uses the identity of a unique user to connect to another server by using an SMB (Server Message Block) connection. A connection is used when you open a remote fi...

Shared Configuration

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Walter Oliver

In IIS 6.0, synchronizing and replicating configuration between servers was difficult because no built-in functionality existed. Although the server administrator could use the script iiscnfg.vbs t...

Offline Files for Shared Configuration

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Walter Oliver

Once you have enabled shared configuration, a common question is what happens when the network share that serves those files becomes unavailable. When the share goes down, the configuration system...

Network Load Balancing

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Walter Oliver

Network load balancing (NLB) in Windows Server ® 2008 provides traffic distribution using TCP/IP and can be used with the IIS shared configuration feature to create a Web farm that provides redunda...

Application Request Routing (ARR) 2.0 for Shared Hosting

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Walter Oliver

This topic is a guiding map for the information needed by hosters to: • Learn about the Application Request Routing (ARR) 2.0 feature of IIS 7 and above. • Set up ARR as referenced in the Shared Ho...

Publishing Components: FTP 7.0, WebDAV, and FPSE

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Walter Oliver

The following video and presentation IIS Publishing will provide you with an overview of the IIS Publishing Features and step-by-step demonstrations on how to take advantage of them. Link to Guide...

Quick Guide for Shared Hosting Deployment

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Walter Oliver

This article provides a basic overview of the manual steps to deploy a front-end Web server running IIS 7.5 or above for the Shared Hosting scenario. It also includes key per-site configuration set...

Windows Communication Framework (WCF)

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Walter Oliver

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a feature of Windows Server ® 2008. It can be activated by using the Server Manager's "Add Features Wizard". The Server Manager is a Microsoft Management C...

Windows SharePoint Services for Shared Hosting

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Walter Oliver

This draft white paper provides information about using Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services to host sites. It explains: Recommended hardware architecture solutions Security and authentication iss...

Guide to Deploy FTP and Publish with VWD

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Walter Oliver

Introduction The FTP service for IIS is a key component of the Windows Web Platform. It provides a robust, secure solution for FTP in a Windows environment. Shared hosting environment administrator...

Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0

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Walter Oliver

Introduction The Web Platform Installer 2.0 (WPI) is a tool that installs Microsoft's entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2010 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Editi...

Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosting

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Brad Joseph

Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosting Microsoft is makes it possible for hosting providers to offer dedicated host services with the Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosting Providers, a free, ext...

SQL Server 2005

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Walter Oliver

SQL Server 2005 is an ideal database platform for use in shared and dedicated Web hosting environments. Of the various SQL Server editions, only SQL Server Express should never be used in Shared Ho...

SQL 2008 for Hosters

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Walter Oliver

The purpose of this article is to provide information about deploying and optimizing SQL Server 2008 for shared and dedicated hosting environments. It provides links to videos and documents that co...