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Install IIS on windows7

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IIS by default is not installed on the system. So IIS has to be set up by you if you want to use it. Figuring out how to install IIS took a little time for me. There are two ways in which you can do it.
1. Microsoft® Web Platform Installer (Web PI) - With help of Web PI you can install everything you need for web development in Windows. You will need administrator password and an active internet connection in order to proceed through Web PI. You can install IIS, Visual Studio Web Express, SQL Server 2008, .NET Framework and free web apps like Umbraco and WordPress (download and learn more about Web PI).
2. Manual configuration - You will have to follow simple steps in order to set up IIS.

Steps: 

  • Check if Windows 7 supports IIS or not. Visit features supported by Windows 7.
  • Login as administrator on your system.
  • Open Control Panel.
  • In Control Panel search box type  "Turn Windows features on or off" or go to "Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features" and on the right panel select "Turn Windows features on or off".  (You might encounter screen to allow to use this program as an administrator. Click "Allow")
  • In the list of Windows features select Internet Information Services
  • Click OK.
    It will take some time to prepare the new configuration.
  • After installation, in your browser type http://localhost.
  • You can use IIS manager to configure IIS further. For this type inetmgr in your Windows search box.

You will find snapshots below for the steps mentioned above.

If you use Web PI, select "Products", then "Server" and choose "Add" IIS 7.5 Express (Here it shows installed because on my system it is installed).

Web PI

If you follow manual configuration. In Control Panel select encircled program.

Control Panel

Check Internet Information Services;

Choose IIS

Localhost looks like :

Localhost

Internet Information Services Manager looks like :

inetmgr

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