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Article ID: 332060 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 4.4

This article was previously published under Q332060


A new node named Web Service Extensions has been added to the Internet Information Services Manager (ISM) in Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. Web service extensions are programs that extend the basic IIS functionality of serving static content. Examples of Web service extensions are:
  • Active Server Pages (ASP)
  • FrontPage Server Extensions
  • Server-side includes (SSI)
  • Internet Database Connector
  • Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
  • Common Gateway Interface (CGI)
  • Internet Server API (ISAPI)


By default, when you initially install IIS 6.0, IIS serves only static content to make sure that the server is secure. The Web Service Extensions node of the ISM is used to permit or to not allow programs that extend this functionality. Information about enabling dynamic content and using Web server extensions is included in the product documentation. To see this information, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
About Configuring Servers for Applications (

Using Frontpage Server Extensions to Extend Web Sites (

Enabling and Disabling Dynamic Content (


For additional information about extending IIS functionality through Web service extensions, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
328360  ( ) HOW TO: Enable and Disable ISAPI Extensions and CGI Applications in IIS 6.0
315122  ( ) HOW TO: Enable and Disable Dynamic Content in IIS 6.0

  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 1.01
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0
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