In this tutorial, we will see how to install the Internet Information Services (IIS) role which allows you to install a Web server on Windows.
Total Time: 10 minutes
Open the roles and features installation wizard
From Server Manager, click Add Roles and Features.
Pass information on the roles and features installation wizard
At the first step of the wizard, click Next.
Choose Role-based or feature-based installation
Choose the type of installation: Installation based on a role or a functionality and click on Next.
Select the server where the role will be installed
Select the server where the IIS role will be installed and click Next.
Select the Web Server (IIS) role
Click to check the Web Server (IIS) role box.
Confirm the addition of dependent features
Click on Add Features.
Validate the selection of the Web Server (IIS) role
Click on Next.
Skip the functionality by clicking Next.
Web Server Role Summary (IIS)
Skip the IIS Web Server role summary by clicking Next.
IIS role services
IIS offers different services which can be activated, depending on the needs selected and click on Next.
Confirm role installation
Click on the Install button.
Wait during installation …
Wait while the role is installed
Installation complete, close wizard
Once the installation is complete, exit the wizard by clicking on the Close button.
The web server is ready, the default site directory is
Several tutorials on IIS are available on the site explaining how to use it.