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How to enable Internet Information Services in Windows 10

Hi, how are you? Today we will talk a little bit about Internet Information Services (IIS). This is Microsoft’s web server that allows you to create web content related to the .Net Frameworks. Additionally, other services such as an FTP server can be set up. In other words, it is a set of services that allow you to perform various tasks on servers in a Windows environment. This is very interesting since it allows to centralize all the necessary elements in one single application. On the other hand, this service is incorporated into the Windows system. However, it is disabled by default. For that reason, we will see how to enable Internet Information Services IIS in Windows 10.

How to install IIS in Windows 10.

As mentioned, this service is built into Windows, but disabled by default. Therefore, what we will do is to enable this service. With this intention, open the control panel by typing Control Panel in the search bar.

Type control panel in the search bar.
Type control panel in the search bar.

Once the control panel is open, please select Programs.

Enter the programs.
Enter the programs.

In the next window, click on Turn Windows features on or off.

Enter the additional features of Windows.
Enter the additional features of Windows.
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The additional features of Windows will be displayed immediately. Then scroll down to get Internet Information Services (IIS). Please check the box and press OK to enable the service.

Check the box for IIS.

A box will then be displayed showing the progress of the installation.

Testing the operation of IIS

Well, once IIS is enabled it is time to test its proper functioning. With this in mind, enter the following IP address in your favorite web browser: Also, you can type localhost directly into the address bar.

IIS page in Windows 10 running on Edge

Ultimately we have seen how to enable Internet Information Services IIS in Windows 10. From now on, it is possible to enjoy all the features that this service provides. All right, that’s it for now. Before saying goodbye, I invite you to see our post about Windows Insider. Bye!

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