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Internet Information Services: How to install Web Server in Windows Server 2019


The Web Server (IIS) role in Windows Server 2019 provides a secure, easy-to-manage, modular, and extensible platform for reliably hosting websites, services, and applications. In this article, I will show you how to Install the webserver (IIS) Internet Information Services in Microsoft Windows Server 2019 operating system. In this article, you will learn Internet Information Services: How to install Web Server in Windows Server 2019. Please see How to install and configure an FTP Server on Windows Server, How to Deploy MVC Application to AWS EC2 Using RDP Connection and Web Deploy, and how to add and remove IIS Web Server on Windows Server 2019 via the Server Manager and PowerShell.

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Install Web Server IIS

After installing your web server. Click on the Windows start menu and then select Server Manager.


Server Manager, Dashboard select Add roles and features


Add roles and features wizard click next.


Install web server IIS installation type, leave “Role-based or feature-based installation” selected, and then click Next.


Server selection, Select a server from the server pool and then click next.


From the Select server roles tab, select the checkbox next to Web Server (IIS).


A new window will popup that additional features are required. Click the Add Features button to install these as well.


Select server roles web server iis selected click next.


Here we’ll not be installing any additional features at this stage click next on the Select features window.


Click next


Enable webserver IIS Select role services, the window you can install additional services for IIS if required. then Click Next.


Confirm installation selections, review the items that are to be installed and then click Install when you are ready to proceed with installing the IIS web server.


No reboot required, the installation has succeeded, then click the close button.


Enable IIS Web Server With PowerShell

Use the Windows PowerShell command line interface (CLI) instead, follow these steps. Open the PowerShell with admin rights and then run the Install-WindowsFeature cmdlet as shown below.

Install-WindowsFeature –name Web-Server -IncludeManagementTools

IIS Web Server start installation progress


The web Server feature successfully enabled, and with this its include the management tools so that we can manage IIS on this server.

Install IIS with PowerShell

You can automate the IIS role and features installation by using the Powershell cmdlet. Please run the commands below. You can optionally also install additional features by using the “Add Roles and Features” wizard.


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