You can develop scalable, interoperable Web services with the .NET Framework. You can then integrate these Web services into your existing environment with Internet Information Services (IIS). The .NET Framework and IIS provide the common development runtime and application server technology that Web application hosting requires.

Additional key components include Enterprise Services, such as transaction processing and message queuing, Web services, application management, security services, directory and data access, and application monitoring.

Task Reference

Review the features and functions of Web Server (IIS) Support for Application Server. Build Web services with the .NET Framework and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

Web Server (IIS) Support for Application Server

Install the Application Server role on your server using the Add Roles Wizard. During Application Server installation, select the Web Server (IIS) Support option. When you select this option, Application Server installs Web server support that is preconfigured with a recommended set of default settings. These default settings provide a hosting environment that is suitable for Web applications and Web services.

Install the Application Server Role on Your Server

If necessary, configure Application Server role services with Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) to support the network protocols that are listed as WAS options and that are used by the WCF services in your hosting environment: Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), TCP, Named Pipes, and Message Queuing.

Windows Process Activation Service Support for Application Server

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