Install and configure IIS 7/7.5 on Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2008 R2

IIS is available for download on the Microsoft website.

  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs > Administrative Tools > Server Manager.
  2. In the Server Manager, click Roles > Add Roles.
  3. In the Add Roles Wizard, on the Before you Begin page, verify the following:
    • The administrator account has a strong password.

    • The network settings, for example IP addresses, are configured.

    • The latest security updates from Windows Update are installed.

  4. Select Select Roles on the right, and then select Web server (IIS). On the next page, click Add Required Features. Web Server (IIS) is listed in the navigation area of the Add Roles Wizard.
  5. Click Web Server (IIS), then click Roles Services. Keep the default roles services.
  6. On the right, additionally select the following: ASP.NET, which also selects the necessary sub-role services.
  7. Select IIS Management Scripts and Tools that is needed for correct IIS configuration.
  8. Click Next > Install > Close.

    IIS is installed with a default configuration for hosting ASP.NET.

  9. Check that the web page is displayed properly using http://< server name>. For further information, see: