The IIS 6 Resource Kit follows the tradition of Microsoft releasing additional tools and utilities for one of its applications. Typically, these are designed to augment the facilities of the original product, present solutions that would otherwise be difficult to develop, and help with security and administration.
The IIS 6 resource kit is available free from the Microsoft site (http://www.Microsoft.com/downloads). You can install the kit on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP (useful for checking details).
The aim of this appendix is not to give you full details on all the components of kit, but to give you an overview of the major benefits and features of each component. For full details, see the guides that come with the resource kit.