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Development: How to Install IIS on Windows 8

How to Install IIS on Windows 8

This computer development video tutorial demonstrates how to install the Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) web server on a computer that runs the Windows 8 operating system.

  1. To begin, move the cursor to the upper-right corner of the screen and pull it down along the edge to open the side menu.
  2. Left-click the Search icon in the side menu to open the Search box in the side menu.
    Search Box
  3. Inside the search box, enter "Turn Windows features on or off" and left-click the icon underneath it to open the Windows Features dialog.
  4. Inside the dialog, find Internet Information Services and left-click the box next to it to select it for installation.
    Select Internet Information Services for Installation
  5. Additionally, you can open the submenus to install any additional commponents that you would like. For example, I added .NET Extensibility 3.5, .NET Extensibility 4.5, Application Initialization, ASP.NET 3.5, and ASP.NET 4.5 to the installation.
  6. Finally, left-click the OK button to finish.
  7. After you click the OK button, you should see a progress dialog that says Searching for required files. After a brief time, the message will change to Applying changes. This message may remain for quite a while. When it is done, it will change to Windows completed the requested changes. Left-click the Close button.
    Windows completed the requested changes.
  8. To see that IIS is working, open a brower and enter "http://localhost/" into the address bar box and you should see a screen like this one that indicates that IIS is running.
    Microsoft's IIS Web Server is Running