Disable Windows 2000 services that are not required for a dedicated Web server. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.
Under Computer Management (Local), expand Services and Applications, and then click Services. Started is displayed in the Status column of the services that are running. The following services are not required on a dedicated Web server:
Alerter ClipBook Computer Browser DHCP Client DHCP Server Fax Service File Replication Infrared Monitor Internet Connection Sharing Messenger NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing Network DDE Network DDE DSDM NWLink NetBIOS NWLink IPX/SPX Print Spooler TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service Telephony Telnet Uninterruptible Power Supply
Note the services that are dependent on the service that you want to stop. To do this, follow these steps:
Double-click the service that you want. For example, double-click Messenger.
Click the Dependencies tab.
In the service name depends on these services list (where service name is the name of the service that you selected), note the services on which this service depends.
In the These services depend on service name list, note the services that will be unable to start without this service.
Disable the service that you want. To do this, follow these steps:
Right-click the service that you want to disable, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu that appears.
In the Startup type list, click Disabled.
If you want to immediately stop the service, click Stop. If you a Stop Other Services dialog box appears, other services that depend on this service will also be stopped. Note the affected services, and then click Yes.
Click OK. Disabled is displayed in the Startup Type column of this service.
Repeat step 4 to disable other unnecessary services.
NOTE: Test the Web server computer for proper operation after you disable each service. This minimizes the effect of disabling a service that you may want or need.
NOTE: If the IIS server is a member of a Windows 2000 domain the TCP/IP helper service is required to properly apply group policy to the computer.
Disable logging on Web sites, virtual directories, or files and folders unless you require it. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Services Manager.
Expand *server name, where server name is the name of the Web server.
Navigate to the item that you want, and then right-click it. On the shortcut menu that appears, click Properties. For example, right-click Default Web Site, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu that appears.
Do one of the following:
If you selected a Web site, click the Home Directory tab.
If you selected a Virtual directory, click the Virtual Directory tab.
If you selected a physical directory, click the Directory tab.
Click to clear the Log visits check box, and then click OK.
To disable logging for an entire Web site, click the Web Site tab, click to clear the Enable Logging check box, and then click OK.