Following elements of the Windows Option Pack

are considered core components of the IIS platform:

Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

A tool to create consoles for performing administrative tasks on your network. MMC integrates all the tools, information, Web Pages and views of the network an administrator needs to perform specific tasks.

Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)

The standards based Web application server for Windows NT Server.

IIS is both a web server for corporate Intranets and public internet sites and the superior platform for the next generation of line of business applications.

Microsoft Certificate Server

Certificate Server provides customizable services for issuing and managing digital certificates. You can use these certificates for secure e-mail and to authenticate clients and server on the Internet and corporate Intranets.

Microsoft Index Server

Index server will index the contents and properties of documents on an Internet or Intranet. Web site served by IIS.

Index server can be set up so clients can search a web site with any browser by filling in the fields of a query from formatted Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).

Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)

MTS is component based transaction processing system for developing, deploying and managing high performance, scalable and robust server applications. MTS defines a programming model and provided a run-time environment and graphical administration tool for managing enterprise applications.

Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) is a network file and application server for Microsoft Windows NT Server network operating system. IIS is the base component building an Internet or Intranet server solution on Windows NT Server, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation.

IIS is fully integrated with Windows NT Server. The tight integration of IIS with Windows NT Server allows the administrator to use the build in security of Windows NT Server and NTFS file system to build powerful, flexible and secure Internet and Intranet sites.

IIS provides additional Internet technologies and enhancements to Microsoft BackOffice

The BackOffice family includes:
  • Microsoft SQL Server client Server database management system.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server client server messaging system.
  • Microsoft Proxy Server.
  • Microsoft SNA Server connectivity for IBM enterprise networks.
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server centralized management for distributed systems.
  • Microsoft Commercial Internet Server (MCIS).

Some Of the Important Feature of IIS

  • Supports Internet Industry Standards
  • Includes Fully Integrated setup and administration
  • Helps user to develop and deploy web based applications
  • Integrates security and authentication
  • Incorporates Web Publishing Tools