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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on April 12, 2008
I picked this up as we were moving our front-end web servers to IIS 7 and as Stanek's other books have been extremely helpful. Having read it cover to cover and compared it to other IIS books available, I found it to be the best by far. This book focuses on exactly what I needed to know to get up to speed and to get the job done every day. As a reference manual it can't be beat.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
If you're old hat to IIS, you may be surprised to learn that IIS 7.0 is completely rebuilt from the ground up.

The bad news is, the interface has been redesigned from top to bottom.

The good news is, the rework was done to bring the IIS technology more inline with the Microsoft .NET Framework.

I bought this book because the online resources I've found have been very poor (yes, including Microsoft's own sites). I've been pleased to find that the book dives straight into IIS, provides me the details I would need to manage my server, and (thankfully) provides a lot of screen shots. As an added bonus, Stanek offers suggestions on customization and points out areas that will require some decision-making, such as the hardware you plan to use and the security practices that you should think through.

If you're new to IIS as a whole, you'll have an easier time using this book to learn if you come from a development background. If you're new to Microsoft networking as well as IIS, you might need a little more detail and I'd suggest you start with a book on Windows Server 2008. As for me, this Swiss Army Knife of IIS Administration is probably going to be well-thumbed-through before the end of the year.
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VINE VOICEon September 28, 2008
With all of the changes in IIS 7 this is a must have book for any admin. Even if you have never worked with IIS before this is a great book. I have always been happy with the Administrator's Pocket Consultant series of books. I recommend this book for anyone looking to keep up on the changes in technology.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2012
The reason i pay for a technical book anymore is to save time with a finely distilled "this is what you need to know". Unfortunately, this book seems more a well written and highly detailed regurgitation of extensive documentation already available from MSFT.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 6, 2009
This book does a good job at giving an overview of just about every option in the new version of IIS.
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on November 9, 2014
This is one of those books you read after diving head first into something complicated and then bang your head against the table. Why, why, why didn't I read this book BEFORE I started messing around with IIS 7?

The book is pretty beefy for a pocket guide but its pretty thorough though and I'd definitely recommend it for anyone who messes around with IIS 7.0 but not for a living. I.e., you have to use it but not all the time.
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on April 8, 2014
I am so glad I bought two different books on IIS7 as this one was an utter failure IMO. It is very dry reading and not all that helpful in many areas. A far better book was the "Professional IIS 7" which explains things more clearly, telling you how to do it, why to do it, benefits, etc.
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on July 10, 2013
Well documented and reference for experienced Microsoft System Admins. I found a lot of information from reading this book. The content was a bit confusing in some of the chapters.
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on November 26, 2013
A bit outdated, but top notch reference for the IIS 7 product. This is a great reference to keep near the server for technical answers.
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on March 16, 2015
helpful information for work and web work
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