Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Installing IIS 8 on Windows 8.1

I have seen many developers who don’t have access to Servers and wanted to explore features of a tools and test some functionality, they often has the alternative to install the Software’s on their machines.  

One such component is IIS 8 on a machine which runs Windows 8.1. Let’s have a look at the options how do we install IIS 8 on a client machine such as windows 8.1.
To learn how to enable IIS and the required IIS components on Windows 8/8.1, see the instructions below.
1.    Open Control Panel and click Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off.

Note: you can also open Control Panel by pressing windows + run and type appwiz.cpl to access control panel.

2.    Enable Internet Information Services.

3.    Expand the Internet Information Services feature and verify that the web server components listed below are enabled.

If you wanted to host FTP service on your machine to have it accessed as FTP Server by mapping to an external IP, you can install FTP option from here as well.

4.    Click OK.

5.    Windows will apply changes and will install all necessary configuration files and will ask for the reboot.

If you visit Control Panel, Administration tools is not yet available unless you will restart your PC.

6.   Click Restart Now, now if you visit the visit Control Panel, Administration tools and Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager then you can open IIS 8.

7.  Accessing your default site will look like below.

 If you have any issues following the above steps please drop comments in the comment section I will try to help with every possible way.

Applies to: Windows 8.1, IIS 8.
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