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How to Install IIS on Windows Server 2008 R2

Once the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system has been successfully installed on your server hardware, make sure that all security updates and service packs are applied so that your operating system is as up to date and secure as possible.

To install the Web Server (IIS) role along with the necessary ISAPI Extention support, do the following:

  1. Open the Server Manager application.

  2. Under the “Roles Summary” section, click on the “Add Roles” link.

  3. The “Add Roles” wizard will then appear. Read the “Before You Begin” page, and then click on the “Next” button.

  4. Select the “Web Server (IIS)” role for installation by checking the box.

  5. If a window appears indicating that certain features must be added to install IIS, then click on the “Add Required Features” button.

  6. Since we are done selecting new server roles to install, click on the “Next” button.

  7. Read the “Introduction to Web Server (IIS)” and then click on the “Next” button.

  8. Under the “Application Development” section, select the “ISAPI Extensions” option by checking the box.

  9. If you want this web server to support ASP.NET applications as well (not needed for eWinLoan), then select the “ASP.Net” option by checking the box as well.

  10. Under the “Security” section, select the “Basic Authentication” option by checking the box.

  11. If you wish to restrict access by IP Address or domain of originating request, then under the “Security” section, select the “IP and Domain Restrictions” option by checking the box.

  12. Since we are done selecting new service for the web server (IIS), click on the “Next” button.

  13. Look over the summary of what is to be installed, and if everything looks appropriate, click on the “Next” button.

  14. The Web Server role will then be installed. When complete, click on the “Close” button.

  15. To verify that the Web Server (IIS) is up and running correctly, launch your web browser and type “http://localhost/” into the URL bar. After pressing [Enter], you should see the following image.