Windows Desktop OS

The following steps take Windows 10 as an example:

Step 1: In Windows 10, navigate to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off (left side of the screen).

Step 2: Expand the Internet Information Services node and make sure the following features are selected.

  • FTP Service

  • FTP Extensibility

    FTP Service & FTP Extensibility must be enabled if you want to create an IIS FTP site for transferring files from a remote development machine to the Web server.

  • IIS Management Console

  • .NET Extensibility 4.7

  • Application Initialization

  • ASP.NET 4.7

  • ISAPI Extensions

  • ISAPI Filters

  • Default Document

  • Static Content

Step 3: Click OK to install the selected features.

After IIS is installed, a Default Web Site (with port 80) is automatically created (you could also create new websites with different port numbers).

Step 4: Open a Web browser and run the following URLs to access the Default Web Site.



TIP: You can use "localhost" or the IP address to access the IIS website on the local computer. To obtain the IP address, open a command prompt window and then type ipconfig<Enter>.

If the IIS welcome screen displays, the IIS website is working properly.