Looking at the appcmd.exe utility lately in IIS7? If not, here is a good article http://www.iis.net/default.aspx?tabid=2&subtabid=25&i=954. I was also trying to review all the 'objects' and what each of them would do. I found an XML file called 'appcmd.xml' in C:WindowsSystem32inetsrv which is a nice GUI to display all objects instead of typing out the commands. This opened in IE for me. I'm all for command line power and ease of use. To get familar quickly, reviewing the appcmd.XML file make it quicker. I recommend checking it out.