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Installing IIS 7.5 on Windows 7 Home Premium, Home Basic, or Home Starter

Applies To: Windows 7

By default, IIS 7.5 is not installed on Windows® 7. You can install IIS by clicking Windows Features in Advanced Options under Programs in Control Panel.

You can also use the Web Platform Installer (Web PI) to easily install IIS, and applications that run on IIS. The Web PI is a free, lightweight tool that lets you install IIS and related technologies such as ASP.NET, SQL Server Express, Visual Web Developer, other popular Web applications, and more. Because the Web PI installs the latest versions of available Web Platform offerings, with just a few simple clicks you can download and install any new tools or updates. To learn more about the Web PI, see Learn more and install the Web PI.

noteNote
You must be a member of the Administrators group to install IIS 7.5.

To Install IIS 7.5 on Windows 7

You can perform this procedure using the user interface (UI) or a script.

Using the UI
  1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.

  2. In Control Panel, click Programs and then click Turn Windows features on or off.

  3. In the Windows Features dialog box, click Internet Information Services and then click OK.

ImportantImportant
If you use Control Panel to install IIS, you get the default installation, which has a minimum set of features. If you need additional IIS features, such as Application Development Features or Web Management Tools, make sure to select the check boxes associated with those features in the Windows Features dialog box.

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