Install the Web Server (IIS) server role

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this procedure to deploy a static content Web server on Hosted-01. Hosted-01 will not be acting as a Web server for this test lab, however Internet Information Services (IIS) provides a simple way to create a server certificate that the hosted cache server can use to prove its identity to client computers. After these instructions for IIS installation, this guide provides instructions on how to create a self-signed certificate using IIS, how to export the certificate, and how to import the certificate on client computers so that they trust the server certificate during the authentication process with Hosted-01.


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 Hosted-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.