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IIS7: application server or web server

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I am setting up windows 2008 web server with IIS7.

It is asking if I want to set it up as an Application server with web server support, or as a Web Server.

I use this box to run web applications only.

Which option should I choose?

What does it mean to be an application server?

thanks.
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If your web applications are programmed in JSP, ASP, PHP or any other server side then all you will need is IIS which is the web server.  Application server can be a number of things...here is a list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_server

Here is what is specifically loaded if you select application server:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc534987.aspx

Here is what is specifically loaded if you select web server:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc546610.aspx

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