Install the Web Server (IIS) server role

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this procedure to deploy a static content Web server on Content-01. A static content Web server is the most basic configuration that provides support for HTML Web sites. You can use a static content Web server to host internal or external Web sites. When you install IISĀ 7, the default installation provides all the IIS modules required to support a static content Web server, including the ability to serve static HTML files, documents, and images to the BranchCache-enabled clients on your test network.


You must be a member of the IIS 7 Administrators group to perform this procedure.

To install the Web Server (IIS) server role

  1. On Content-01, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. In Roles Summary, click Add Roles.

  3. In the Add Roles Wizard, on the Before You Begin page, click Next.

  4. On the Select Server Roles page, select Web Server (IIS), and then click Next.


If an informational dialog box notifies you of required dependencies, click Add Required Role Services to accept installation of the dependencies.

  1. On the Web Server (IIS) page, click Next.

  2. On the Select Role Services page, note the preselected role services that are installed by default, and then click Next.


You only have to install the IIS 7 default role services for a static content Web server.

  1. On the Confirm Installation Selections page, confirm your selections, and then click Install.

  2. On the Installation Results page, confirm that your installation of the Web Server (IIS) role and required role services completed successfully, and then click Close.

  3. To verify that IIS installed successfully, type the following into a Web browser:


    Internet Explorer opens with the Set Up Windows Internet Explorer 8 dialog box in the foreground. To close the dialog box, click Ask Me Later. In Internet Explorer, the default Web site on your Web server with the II7 welcome Web page is displayed.