Internet Information Services (IIS) in Windows Server 2008 is a full-featured Web server with a fault-tolerant process model that increases the reliability of Web sites and applications. Web application services are provided by ASP.NET, which integrates directly with IIS.

ASP.NET exposes a set of classes to provide complete functionality for building and deploying dynamic, Web-based applications. The reusable server controls in ASP.NET make possible a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) style of declarative programming for building rich Web pages with less code.

Task Reference

Review the features and functions of Web Server (IIS) Support for Application Server. Build and run Web sites and Web services with HTML and ASP.NET.

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.

Install the Application Server Role on Your Server