Windows 2008 R2 – How to install a Windows IIS server

In this ‘how to’ I will describe how to install a Windows 2008 R2 server with IIS.
I am using a Dell R210 II with a raid 1 configuration where I will install Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise edition (not needed).

After you’ve installed Windows2008 R2 make sure you download and install all the latest updates via Windows update.

After you installed all the updates we need to add the Webserver (IIS) role to the server.
Open the server manager (Start -> All Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Server Manager).
And go to Roles -> Add Roles -> Select Web Server (IIS) and click on Next.

On the select services screen select the services you wish to install.
In this example I will install the default checked options and I also check:
– Application Development, exclude ServerSide Includes
– FTP Server
Click Next and then Install.

Now when you go to http://localhost/ you should see the default page of IIS.