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Sites icon in connections pane on the left, you’ll see that, in addition to Default Web Site (which
has been stopped), there are three new Web Sites available (Figure 2.41). Also note that you can
tell at a glance what ports each website uses in the workspace (the central area of the console)
under Bindings. It’s very convenient.
Sites in IIS
“WHAT ARE THOSE THINGS CALLED, ANYWAY?”
The IIS 7.0 (or 7.5) console has three areas where a lot of obscure things can happen. Gone are the
days that that middle area remained static, the contents there always the same depending on what
location or object you’re looking at. Most of the areas are still called panes . The skinny one on the
left, which could be called the navigation pane, or navigation tree, is called the connections pane
now, although the icons you can click there that might have subobjects beneath them are still often
referred to as nodes . The skinny pane on the far right of the console is called the actions pane. The
options it displays can vary greatly, depending not just on what is selected in the connections pane
but what view you are using in the pane we have not discussed, the one in the middle.
The middle pane seems to be a bit of a conundrum. It displays things based on what was selected in
the connections pane. It used to be considered the content pane because it showed you the contents
of whatever you had selected. But with IIS 7 and 7.5, it does significant, and somewhat schizophrenic,
There are two buttons at the bottom of the middle pane: the Features View button and the Contents
button. This means that the middle pane’s contents, and what appears in the actions pane, change
significantly depending on which view button you select.