Feb 242008

If you are running a small workgroup of computers, you may want to use a computer running Windows Vista as a Web server for ASP.NET development. You can do so by installing Internet Information Services (IIS).By default, IIS 7.0 is not installed on Windows Vista® Business or Windows Vista® Ultimate.It provides for basic Web server functionality and includes the WWW, FTP, NNTP, and SMTP services.If you want to install IIS server you need to have vista business or ultimate editions.

You can install IIS using the following steps

Click Start—>Click Control Panel

Now Click Programs

Click Programs and Features

Select Windows features on or off from the left column

In the Windows Features dialog box, click Internet Information Services and then click OK.

Installation is in progress

Install IIS 7 Using script

• Type the following command into a script:

start /w pkgmgr /iu:IIS-WebServerRole;IIS-WebServer;IIS-CommonHttpFeatures;IIS-StaticContent;

Now you need to open your web browser and typr thr following URL for testing


Once IIS is installed, your computer running Windows Vista will be able to function as a Web server. Also, Windows Vista is limited to the number of concurrent inbound connections that it can accept. Home Editions support a maximum of 5 connections. All other editions support a maximum of 10.

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  14 Responses to “How to install IIS 7 in Vista”

  1. How do I use the script, better, where should I type these lines??? and run….

  2. the complete script is singe command copy and paste in to command prompt to start the installation

  3. Hey I tried to copy and paste the script, but that didn’t work, so I had to manually type the whole thing out and check for misspellings. Final, no error messages appeared, when I hit enter, I’m back to C:\Users\Admin>

    So I checked http://localhost and I still get nothing?

    I went back to IIS and checked all the boxes from the selection and I still get nothing. I’m stuck.

  4. Hats off man!!!

  5. Hey,

    Thanx alot,
    I m a new User of Vista, & i don’t know that how to instal IIS on Vista. By this i install IIS on my PC…,
    Thnx alot

  6. this has been a great help

  7. Thanks for your help

  8. Thankx a lot
    its working perfect!!!!

  9. Thanks a ton, Sir!!!!

  10. The NNTP and SMTP could not be added to business edtion, please help

  11. Hi
    Im a new user of vista and asp I haven’t the “FTP Publishing Service” item . What should I do ?

  12. thanks a lot ,
    I new user of windows 7.

  13. my iis folder has been mistakenly deleted. how do i get the iis package for installation in windows vista home basic

  14. I couldn’t install iis although I tried all methods..
    Please can someone tell me how to make and run script file?

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