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Great set of substantial, practical, but brief videos on IIS

Note: This blog post is from 2016. Some content may be outdated--though not necessarily. Same with links and subsequent comments from myself or others. Corrections are welcome, in the comments. And I may revise the content as necessary.
This isn't "new" information, though it was new to me this week. I came across this excellent set of youtube videos, 50 substantial yet brief overviews of key IIS topics from IIS/.NET/Windows guru Scott Forsyth.

I offer the list of topic titles (and links to them) below, and have even created a YouTube playlist with them, but note that the links below go to pages that the author had created where he offered a helpful introduction to each video (more than appears in the Youtube description for each).

I had also wanted to offer here this brief overview of them, to set the context and encourage you to view them, so as not to dismiss them if other tech video series haven't impressed you. Whether you're new to IIS 7 or 8, or an old hat user, there really is something for everyone, including wonderful little tips he shares in passing during most videos (which average about 10-20 minutes each).

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FYI, My Kaspersky is reporting that this site has malware on it.
# Posted By Snake | 1/16/16 6:39 PM
Great find! Will watch these.
Another on the theme of bite-sized IIS chunks is a book "Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches". Good foundation, touches on just about all the important parts.
# Posted By Mark Gregory | 1/16/16 7:01 PM
Thanks, guys.

@Mark, those "month of lunches" books are indeed nice. I really appreciate the one on Powershell.

@Russ/Snake, good catch. None of my browsers flagged that problem. It's unfortunate to hear.

Here's good news. One need not go to that intermediate site. They could just google the title and find the direct link to the Youtube video. (It took long enough to create the list with the links to the other site, so I hope you'll forgive my not doing that to get all the youtube videos. Plus, his (Scott's) intros to the articles there seemed worthwhile.

Also, is your understanding of that warning that it implies you (the client computer browsing the site) will be harmed? or is it more just warning that that host is at risk because of it? In other words, is it something you know we (as visitors to that site) need to beware?

Most search results for that phrase ("Trojan.Script.Iframer") just go to sites and posts that seem focused on "how to remove it if you've been infected", but it's not clear that just visiting this site hurts as, as visitors. As for getting the site to solve the problem, I have no direct connection to them so have no ore influence than anyone else to get it resolved.

But I can and will add a comment to my post, warning of what you have observed, and will update it if we learn more.
# Posted By Charlie Arehart | 1/16/16 10:13 PM
Ok, I have added a warning to the post above, and I have sent messages to the dotnetslackers folks, both by twitter and the feedback form on their site.

FWIW, I noticed that much of the same intro text is offered for each video on posts by Scott at blogs.iis.net, all linked to as one category here (http://blogs.iis.net...), but I don't know that I should change my links to point to those instead, because in each post there he does point back to the dotnetslackers url as "where to find the video" (he doesn't point to youtube directly, for some reason).

I suppose one option (if the problem at dotnetslackers is not fixed) could be to change my links to go to the iis.net site (for the extended description of each), and then also offer here the youtube link for each. There's still the risk, of course, that someone would go to the iis.net site for the description and slip and follow his link back to the dotnetslackers site. There's really only so much I can do to help here. And even doing that would take considerable time, and it's late as I see this. So perhaps I'll get to it in coming days.

Anyway, again, in the meantime, if anyone is concerned about visiting the dotnetslackers link, just copy the text of the title of any video and search for it, to go directly to Youtube. (Sadly, the description for each video at Youtube is only a small subset of what's on the dotnetslackers and iis.net site for each video, or I could point ONLY to that for each.)
# Posted By Charlie Arehart | 1/16/16 10:47 PM
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