I need to provide IIS and ASP.NET Web Forms functionality to an existing installation running under VMWare. I have created a new VM container with an installation of Windows Server 2008 R2, and I'm looking for some feedback as to what the minimum packages and protocols I need to install to provide the needed functionality, without adding anything that is not absolutely required.
The new Server 2K8/IIS/ASP.NET server will communicate to the existing installation through SSL/TLS only, and will not be web facing at all. It will take data from the database server (or other data source) and provide .NET functionality to the internal users via WebForms and ASP.
I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has experience with this type of installation, or with configuring Server 2K8 with a minimum amount of services to provide ASP web forms.