Easiest way to install IIS 7 on Vista

By default, IIS 7.0 is not installed on Windows Vista Business or Windows Vista Ultimate, but installing is pretty simple. You can do it via Windows Features in Advanced Options under Programs in Control Panel. However, there is an easier way:

Step #1: Run the following command

  • Open up the command prompt and paste the following (it may take a while):

<pre style="width: 418px; height: 64px">start /w pkgmgr /iu:IIS-WebServerRole;IIS-WebServer;IIS-CommonHttpFeatures;IIS-StaticContent;IIS-DefaultDocument;IIS-DirectoryBrowsing;IIS-HttpErrors;IIS-HttpRedirect;IIS-ApplicationDevelopment;
IIS-ASPNET;IIS-NetFxExtensibility;IIS-ASP;IIS-CGI;IIS-ISAPIExtensions;IIS-ISAPIFilter;IIS-ServerSideIncludes;IIS-HealthAndDiagnostics;IIS-HttpLogging;IIS-LoggingLibraries;IIS-RequestMonitor;IIS-HttpTracing;IIS-CustomLogging;IIS-Security;IIS-BasicAuthentication;IIS-URLAuthorization;IIS-RequestFiltering;IIS-IPSecurity;IIS-Performance;IIS-HttpCompressionStatic;IIS-HttpCompressionDynamic;IIS-WebServerManagementTools;IIS-ManagementConsole;IIS-ManagementScriptingTools;IIS-ManagementService;IIS-IIS6ManagementCompatibility;IIS-Metabase;IIS-WMICompatibility;IIS-LegacyScripts;IIS-LegacySnapIn;WAS-WindowsActivationService;WAS-ProcessModel;WAS-NetFxEnvironment;WAS-ConfigurationAPI

Step # 2: Check if the install was okay

  • Type the following (again in the command prompt:

<pre>echo %errorlevel%

Step # 3: Check if IIS is running

  • Open up your favorite browser and go to http://localhost.
  • If all went well, you should see the following page:

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