how to install iis8 on windows8

How to Install IIS 8 on Windows 8

The IIS is one among the first few things a Web Developer using ASP.NET would want to install on the Windows 8. The Internet Information Services (IIS) which was formerly known as the Internet Information Server is a web server software application and has a set of modules created by Microsoft for use with Windows.

The IIS 8, is a new version of the IIS is available only in Windows Server 2012 and the Windows 8. IIS 8.0 includes Application Initialization, centralized SSL certificate support, and multicore scaling on NUMA hardware, among other new features

How to install IIS 8 on Windows 8

Step 1

To start installing IIS8 in Windows 8, press the Windows + R. A pop up Run box will appear. Type “appwiz.cpl” and press enter.

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Step 2

The Program and Features window will open up. On the left hand side, click “Turn Windows features on or off”.

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Step 3

Now click on the Internet Information Services check box.

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Step 4

If you are a developer, expand the Internet Information Services option and explore the sub- components also. It installs everything that is required to host a website by default but if you are a developer, there are some developer centric components as well which has to be checked.

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Step 5

On clicking OK, a dialog box like the image below will appear on the screen for a while.

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Step 6

After the changes have been done, open the browser and navigate to local host.

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You have successfully installed the IIS 8 in your Windows 8 device. Hope this tutorial was helpful. Do share your thoughts below if you run into any trouble!

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Anand S

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  • Dirkjan DeJong

    This is how it works with Windows 8 PRO , not with Windows 8.
    (yep, whats in a name..)