If you want to install Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS 7) on your new Windows 7 computer first time after working with IIS 6 for long years, I believe you will be surprised with the improvements and changes both in IIS and IIS installation process.
Information services is not now using the internet information server for IIS. In this short guide I will summarize the steps of installing IIS 7 on Windows 7 in the way I had recently on my Windows 7 Ultimate Laptop.
IIS 7 can be installed and features of IIS 7 can be added or removed by Windows 7 “Control Panel > Programs” management screen. You can add and install Windows 7 components and build in applications using the “Turn Windows features on or off” link.
When the Windows Features screen opens and generates in a short time a list of Windows 7 features installed and configured on the current system and a list of Windows 7 features not installed yet.
When the list is completed drill down the Internet Information Services node.
Internet Information Services – IIS 7 World Wide Web Features
Application Development Features
Common HTTP Features
Health and Diagnostics
In the IIS 7 Performance Features section there exists compression functions for static content and dynamic content. You can choose any compression feature.
Internet Information Services – IIS 7 Web Management Tools
After you select all the necessary components, tools and features required for you click on OK button to start installing IIS 7 on Windows 7.You will have wait for a few minutes while Windows 7 is installing IIS 7 and changing IIS 7 features.
After the Internet Information Services – IIS 7 installation is completed you can browse to the http://localhost in order to see if your IIS7 is installed and start running on your Windows 7 computer.
If IIS7 (Internet Information Services) is up and running the following static web page will be displayed on your browser.
You can open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager console by following the below path.
Open “Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools” then click on Internet Information Services (IIS 7) Manager icon to open the IIS 7 management console.
Here is the Windows7 Ultimate IIS 7 about section.