How to Enable Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) in Windows

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http://www.liberiangeek.net – Those of you who don’t know what Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is, it is Microsoft default Web Server. Web servers are programs that respond to requests made by web  browsers. For example, when you type www.liberiangeek.net, you’re making a request to the web server hosting web pages for liberiangeek.net. When the request is received, the web server will return to you the results of your requests. There are more to web servers and how the whole process work, but I am just going to state the basic here today. In the brief tutorial, I’ll show you how to install Microsoft IIS onto your Windows Vista, or Windows 7 machine. You can then add web pages into the server to serve up requests just like what is happening at some your the biggest websites online. By default, IIS is not enabled on any edition of Windows. You’ll have to enable it before you can use it. To enable it, continue with the tutorial below. 1)  Click Start –> and type ‘Programs and Features’ into the search box as shown below. 2) Next click on  Turn Windows features on or off 3) Click in the box to enable IIS as shown below. Click OK once done. 4) Open your default web browser and thy http://localhost in the address box. This is the default page stored on your web server just install. 5) To access IIS on the program list, you might have to enable it. To enable it, click Start –> type ‘Taskbar and Start Menu’ in the search box. Then click Start Menu tab and select to display System administrative tools. 6) Now go to Start –> and type ‘iis manager’ in the search box. Then select IIS Manger from the list at the top. 7) Here is IIS Manager panel. From here, you can configure authentication, default page, and more. Thanks for reading and hope you see you again. Join the forum discussion on this post — (1) Posts (HowTos)