Sunday, October 09, 2011

Windows 7: Installing IIS

Internet Information Services (IIS) is Microsoft's web server software can be installed on a Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate edition.

It is not installed by default, so you will have to follow the steps below to enable it.

  • Log on to the computer with an account that has Administrators privileges. 
  • From the Start menu select the Control Panel, click Programs
  • Click the link Turn Windows features on or off
  • Check Internet Information Services
  • Press the OK button when finished. 

By default it will install a minimal set of features, if you need additional functionality, you'll need to check the appropriate boxes within the Windows Features dialog box (e.g. Web Management tools).

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