Installing Web Server (IIS) on Windows Server 2008 (32 bit & 64bit):

IIS on Windows Server 2008:

IIS 7.0 is one of the Windows Server 2008 Server Roles. IIS can be installed through the GUI using the new Server Manager interface after the Windows Server 2008 OS is installed. Server Manager provides a single dashboard to install or uninstall Server Roles and Features. It also gives an overview of all currently installed Roles and Features. When IIS 7.0 is chosen from the Server Manager, the basic components, and services needed for IIS are automatically selected.
Installing IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008 is a little different from installing IIS 6.0, but it’s still pretty straightforward using Server Manager.
You can install IIS via Server Manager found in:

  • Start Menu – Server Manager (it can also be found under Start Menu – Administrative Tools – Server Manager)
  • Select the Add Roles under Roles
  • Select Web Server (IIS) on the Server Roles page:

  • Choose the IIS Services to be installed. In this case, ASP.NET is to be installed. Select the services required by your applications:
  • When choosing the above services, you might be prompted with a warning to install some required services for the selection above, if the services are not already installed:
  • IIS 7.0 is now installed with a default configuration for hosting ASP.NET on your Windows Server 2008: