IIS installation on Windows Server

Windows Server 2019

IIS (Internet Information Services) is a proprietary WEB server available on Windows systems, many Windows features and software rely on it as:

  • Exchange
  • SharePoint
  • WSUS

Like Apache, it supports the PHP language.

IIS has a graphical interface for its administration.

A module platform and plugins is available natively that allows the addition of features, which is installed in the last part of this tutorial

It is possible to install IIS on Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 by adding and removing program.

Installing the IIS role

From the server manager click on Add Roles and Features 1 .

Installer un rôle

Pass the first window of the wizard by clicking Next 1 .

Information ajout rôle

Choose Role Based Installation or Functionality and click Next 1 .

Choix installation rôle

Select the server and click Next 1 .

Sélection du serveur

In the list of roles check Web Server (IIS) 1 .

Sélection du rôle IIS

A window opens, click on Add Features 1 .

Ajout des consoles

The role is selected, click the Next 1 button.

Validation choix du rôle

There is no additional feature to install, click Next 1 .

Pas de fonctionnalités

This page summarizes the IIS role, click Next 1 .

Présentation de IIS

Role services, it is possible to add features to the server at the time of installation B , click Next 1 .

Fonctionnalité supplémentaire IIS

Confirm the installation by clicking the Install 1 button.

Lancer l'installation

Wait while installing the IIS role …

Patienter ...

The installation is complete, click Close 1 to exit the wizard.

Installation terminée

Installing Microsoft Web Platform

Microsoft Web Platform is an additional IIS component accessible through the Administration Console, which allows you to install plugins, addons for Web services.

Launch the IIS Admin Console (Internet Services Manager).

Icone IIS

Click on the server name 1 .

Console IIS

If the pop-up appears, click the Yes 1 button to start the installation, otherwise click Get New Web Platform Components located in the Actions menu on the right in the console.

Invitation installation web plateform

This action opens the internet browser, click on Install this extension 1 .

Site du module

Depending on your browser run 1 or download the program.

Récuperation de l'exe

Accept the 1 license agreement and click on Install 2 .

Assistant installation

Wait during the installation …

Patienter ...

Click on Finish 1 to close the wizard.

Installation terminée

Close the IIS console and restart there.

The Web Platform Installer 1 icon is available in the IIS console. Click on it to access it.

Icone WPF

Wait while connecting to the platform.


From this page, it is possible to install additional components like PHP, ARR, WordPress …



The default folder for web pages (html / htm) on a new installation of IIS is C: inetpub wwwroot.

  1. Copy the site pages to the C: Inetpub wwwroot folder.
  2. Start an internet browser and enter the name or IP address of the server.

Some links to go further with IIS:

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