Would you like to learn how to install the IIS server on a computer running Windows? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to enable the IIS on a computer running Windows.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019

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Tutorial Windows 2012 - IIS Installation

Open the Server Manager application.

Access the Manage menu and click on Add roles and features.

Windows 2012 add role

On the Server Roles screen, select the option named: Web Server IIS.

Click on the Next button.

IIS Installation

On the following screen, click on the Add features button.

IIS Features

On the Features screen, click on the Next button.

Windows 2012 - Features

On the Role service screen, click on the Next button.

IIS - Role Service

On the Summary screen, click on the Install button.

IIS installation summary

Congratulations! you have finished the IIS service installation on a computer running Windows 2012.

Tutorial IIS - Creating a test page

Start a new DOS command-line prompt.

Windows DOS Prompt

The IIS service uses the following directory as the web pages root directory: C:\INETPUB\WWWROOT

Access the IIS root directory.

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Create a test page named: TEST.HTML

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Open your browser and enter the IP address of your web server plus /test.html.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:


The test page should be presented.

IIS test page

Congratulations! You created your first webpage.