Internet Information Services 5.0 hosting configuration
This topic describes the hosting configuration that Microsoft
Provisioning System implements with Internet Information Services
(IIS) 5.0 to support the provisioning and delegated administration
of Web and FTP sites.
As discussed in Managing IIS resources, in
order to provision Web
services using Microsoft Provisioning System, you must first
register your IIS server resources with Resource Manager. IIS
resources consist of disk volumes and IP addresses. Registering
resources makes them available for provisioning.
When you register an IIS disk volume with Resource Manager,
either by using Delegated Administration Console or by submitting a
direct request, Microsoft Provisioning System performs the
Lists the disk volume in Resource Manager as a resource that
can be provisioned
Automatically creates a folder named Hosting on the disk
volume. This folder will contain the content for all of the
provisioned Web and FTP sites hosted on this disk.
When you provision a Web or FTP site either by using Delegated
Administration Console or by submitting a direct XML request,
Microsoft Provisioning System performs the following tasks:
Lists the amount of disk space allocated to the Web or FTP site
in Resource Manager and deducts it from the resources that are
available to be provisioned
Creates a folder within the Hosting folder for the Web or FTP
site content. For Web sites, the folder name is the W3SVC number of
the site. For FTP sites, the folder name is the MSFTP number of the
site, prepended with FTP; for example FTP1111.