Log on to the following Web sites for more information:
What's New in Terminal Server at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/overview/technologies/terminalserver.mspx
Windows .NET Server Features Guide at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/features/
Introducing the ".NET" in the Windows .NET Server Family at http://www.microsoft.com//windows.netserver/evaluation/overview/dotnet/dotnet.mspx
Using Software Restriction Policies to Protect Against Unauthorized Software at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/techinfo/administration/restrictionpolicies/
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Application Deployment Using Microsoft Management Technologies at http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/howitworks/management/apdplymgt.asp
Administrators and Web application developers demand a fast, reliable Web platform that is both scalable and secure. Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 introduce many new features for Web application server management, performance and scalability, availability and reliability, and security. Significant architectural improvements have also been made to meet and exceed customer requirements.
This chapter describes the
Web application server is a new server role for the Windows Server 2003 family of products. This new server role combines some key server technologies into a single entity called the application server. These technologies include the following:
Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE)
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
As a result of the combination of these technologies into a cohesive experience, administrators and Web application developers now have the ability to host dynamic content, such as database-driven ASP.NET applications, without the need to install any other software on the server.
The application server is configurable in two places in Windows Server 2003:
Configure Your Server application.
The Configure Your Server (CYS) application, which is a central point for configuring Windows Server 2003 roles, now contains the new Web application server role. This role
The application server is also located in the Windows Add/Remove Components application as a top-level optional component. This is the new location where server applications that belong to the application server (IIS, ASP.NET, COM+, and MSMQ) can be installed and have their subcomponents configured. The Windows Add/Remove components method of configuring the application server is the route to take for more granular control over the specific subcomponents that will be installed.