I'm continuing my exploration of IIS 7.0 (Windows Server 2008) and 7.5 (Windows Server 2008 R2). These implementations of IIS are a serious departure from the legacy versions 6.0 and earlier. Microsoft's clearinghouse for IIS information is http://www.iis.net/.
There are several things here that will engage both the serious IIS admin and the casual web hobbyist. Obviously, if you want to supplement what you pick up in the 6427 IIS Administration course, explore http://www.iis.net/. Lot's of FAQ's and "not so frequently asked questions", as well.
After you're done there, you can explore the forums and the blogs of the IIS team.
A couple of other things that I'd ask you to check out. The first one is the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx). This tool makes it very easy to install any number of different extensions and web apps to IIS.
The other I'd like to mention in this installment is FastCGI. Here is the link (http://www.iis.net/download/fastcgi) for the latest FastCGI install for IIS 7.0 (links for IIS 6.0 and 5.1 is available here as well).
- Bob Reinsch, Microsoft Exchange/Windows 7 Expert; MCT, MCITP LinkIn with Bob