How to Install Internet Information Services (IIS) on Windows 8, 10, or 11

One of the foremost things Web Developers using ASP.NET will like to install on Windows is Internet Information Services (IIS). Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11 come with different versions of IIS. This article will take a look at how to install them.

Maintaining Microsoft’s modular design, IIS in Windows is still an optional feature on modern versions of Windows.

To install IIS, all you need is to launch the “Run” to do so, press Win+R; once it opens, type appwiz.cpl into the run box and click Ok.

This will instantly take you to the Program and Features section of the Control Panel. Click the “Turn Windows features on or off” from the left-hand side options.

Now place a checkmark next to the Internet Information Services box.

If you’re a developer, you will need to expand it and explore the sub-components. By default, it installs all the components required to host a website, but you will probably need some more developer-oriented features.

This dialog will appear on your screen once you are done.

Reboot your PC to complete the installation. Fire up your browser and navigate to localhost when it is done.

You’re all set to go now.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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