This chapter explains how to install and test Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0/7.5 on Windows 2008 Server.
This chapter contains the following sections:
If IIS is not installed or is only partially installed, follow Microsoft's instruction for installing either IIS 7.0 on Windows 2008 Server or IIS 7.5 on Windows 2008 R2 Server.
Here is a summary of the instructions:
Select Start > Settings > Control Panel.
Select Programs and Features
Select Turn Windows features on or off (Figure 12-1).
In the "Server Manager" window (Figure 12-2), scroll down to the "Features Summary" section and click Add Features.
In the "Select Features" screen (Figure 12-3), select .NET Framework 3.0 Features.
In the "Add Features Wizard" dialog box (Figure 12-4), select Add Required Role Services.
The Web Server (IIS) option (Figure 12-5) appears in the "Add Features Wizard." Click Next.
In the "Introduction to Web Server (IIS)" screen (Figure 12-6), click Next.
In the "Select Role Services" screen:
Select the following:
Common HTTP Features
Any other roles that are required for your installation, such as HTTP Redirection
Click Next (Figure 12-7).
In the "Confirm Installation Selections" screen (Figure 12-8), confirm your choices and click Install.
Allow the installation to complete, then review the results.
Click Close (Figure 12-9).
It is suggested at this point to reboot, but it is not required.
After installing IIS, you must verify the installation to determine whether it is serving pages properly. Test the installed IIS from the server that is hosting it as well as from another browser on the network.
To verify that IIS is serving pages
Start the management console, which is required before any other actions are taken.
Select: Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
When the "Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager" loads:
Expand the left-hand tree that starts with the current system's name (Figure 12-11).
In the "Sites Entry" field, select Default Web Site.
Open the management console and browser to the Default Site
Right-click the Default Web Site entry and select Edit Bindings from the menu.
In the "Site Bindings" dialog box (Figure 12-12) you can add or change the ports and IP address on which the Server IIS will bind.
Click Close after all changes have been made.
Open the management console and browser to the Default Site.
In the center list, click ISAPI Filters and click Add (Figure 12-13).
The "Add ISAPI Filter" dialog box appears.
Fill in the fields provided:
Filter name: Enter a filter name.
Executable: Enter the location of the Executable.
Click OK (Figure 12-14).
The new filter is added to the "ISAPI Filters" list, as shown in Figure 12-15.
Open the management console and browse to the Default Site.
In the center list, click HTTP Redirect.
In the center panel of the "Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager":