How To Install IIS on a Computer Running Windows 8, 10, or 11

Internet Information Services is one of the first things Web Developers using ASP.NET will want to install on Windows (IIS). IIS versions differed between Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11. Let’s take a look at how to set them up.

Install IIS on Windows:

  1. To install it, press Windows+r, then enter appwiz.cpl into the run box.
  2. This will open the Control Panel’s Program and Features section. On the left, click the “Turn Windows features on or off” link.
  3. Now, check the Internet Information Services box.
  4. If you’re a developer, you’ll want to expand it and investigate the sub-components as well. It installs all of the components required to host a website by default, but you will most likely require some of the more developer-oriented components as well.
  5. This dialog will appear on your screen for a short period of time after you click OK.
  6. To complete the installation, restart your computer. When it’s finished, open your browser and go to localhost.
  7. That’s the only thing there is to it.


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