new build of IIS7 and Windows 2008 Server is available for testing by Beta testers. This build includes updates and fixes made since the Beta 3 release earlier this year, and includes the previously announced IIS7 on Server Core configuration. Important note: This build is released as a Community Technology Preview (CTP) release, and has not been tested to the degree that we test full Beta or Release Candidate builds, so use at your own risk!
In response to customer feedback and bugs reports since beta 3, we've fixed almost a thousand bugs and made several notable changes:
As previously announced, IIS7 is now the seventh role available in Server Core, the low footprint OS configuration. This means you get an extremely modular, customizable Web server on a thin server OS, perfectly suited for appliance-like environments, or Web farm front-end servers where you want to blast a small, cloned image out and forget about it.
Mete just published a blog post with helpful hints on how to get started with IIS7 on Server Core. We've also posted this as an article on IIS.net, titled IIS7 on Server Core, which answers basic questions about this release and gives some helpful steps for how to get IIS7 up and running.
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