Install IIS 8 on Windows 2012

How to install IIS on Windows Server 2012

Windows 2012 Server Manager

Windows 2012 Server Manager

IIS is a common web server on Microsoft’s operating system.  Today we present you a step by step guide on how to install IIS on Windows Server 2012.  The following is pretty basic so feel free to add or remove features from basic installation.

 

IIS 8 Installation Guide for Windows Server 2012

  1. Run Windows 2012 Server Manager from quick launch icons. 

    Server Manager Icon

    Server Manager Icon

  2. Click on Manage item menu and then select ‘Add Roles and Features’

    Add roles and features

    Add roles and features

  3. Click next on the following ‘before you begin’ screen.

    Before you begin

    Before you begin

  4. On the following screen, select ‘Role based or feature based installation’.

    Role Based Installation

    Role Based Installation

  5. Select your server from the list (you may have more than one here, select appropriate IIS server).

    Server selection screen

    Server selection screen

  6. On the following screen, check ‘Web Server (IIS)’ and on the next popup click on ‘Add features’ button.

    Server roles selection IIS 8

    Server roles selection IIS 8

  7. Here we decided to make a very basic installation so no other option were selected.  You can however select additional IIS 8 features here, make sure you check each one of them.

    IIS 8 Features

    IIS 8 Features

  8. Same here, select role you want and then click on ‘next’ button.

    IIS 8 Role Services

    IIS 8 Role Services

  9. Installation is now in progress please wait until it finish.

    IIS 8 Installation Progress

    IIS 8 Installation Progress

  10. To make sure IIS 8 is fully installed & running, open Internet Explorer and browse to the following address : http://localhost .  You should see the following page :

    Test IIS 8 installation with Internet Explorer

    Test IIS 8 installation with Internet Explorer

Congratulation you now have a fully working Windows 2012 Web server running!

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