This document specifies the Internet Information Services (IIS) Application Host COM Protocol. This protocol is a client-to-server protocol that enables remote read/write access to server data. The server data can be used to define administration, configuration, and operational parameters to an application server service, which can be a web server.
Sections 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in RFC 2119. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but cannot contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.