When you install IIS 6.0, it is locked down—only request handling for static Web pages is enabled, and only the World Wide Web Publishing Service (WWW service) is installed. By default, features, such as ASP, ASP.NET, Server-Side Includes Events, WebDAV publishing, and FrontPage® Server Extensions do not work unless they are enabled. If you do not enable this functionality after installing IIS, IIS returns a 404 error.
If you install the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 development system with IIS 6.0 to host Web applications or XML Web services, you must enable ASP and FrontPage Server Extensions.
You can configure these request handlers, which are called Web service extensions, by manipulating the Web Service Extensions node in IIS Manager.
This section includes the following information:
- Enabling and Disabling
Dynamic Content in IIS 6.0: Explains how to enable or disable
an individual Web service extension that is registered in the Web
Service Extensions node in IIS Manager. Also discusses how to
disable all Web Service extensions at once.
- Adding a Web Service
Extension: Describes how to register a Web service extension so
that it appears in the Web Service Extensions node in IIS
- Renaming a Web Service
Extension: Explains how to rename a Web service extension that
you have added to the list of Web service extensions in IIS.
- Configuring an
Application to Call a Web Service Extension: Describes how to
specify which Web service extensions an application can call.