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This how-to shows you how to install IIS 8.0 role on a Windows Server 2012 R2.
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Installing IIS on Windows Server 2012 R2
Open the server manager by clicking Server Manager icon that should be located on your task-bar. If you are unable to find it, click the Windows start button and click Control Panel, and then click System and Security then click Administrative Tools then click Server Manager.
In the server manager, click Add roles and features.
Server Manager: Add Roles and Features
The Add Roles and Features Wizard should open. Click Next on the before you begin section.
Make sure Role-based or feature-based installation is selected in the Installation Type Section, then click Next.
Make sure Select a server from the server pool is selected. Select your server in the server pool section. Once done click Next.
Scroll down and click the Web Server (IIS). A popup window should appear.
Click the Add Features button on Add roles and features wizard popup.
Add Roles And Features Wizard
Click Next on the Add Roles and Features Wizard.
Select any additional features you may want to add and then click Next.
Click Next on the Web Server Role (IIS) information window.
Web Server Role (IIS)
Review the features being installed, you can install additional ones if you would like. Once done click Next.
Review what is being installed. Once done click Install.
You should see a progress bar, once it is finished you can hit Close.
IIS 8.0 is now installed. To bring up the Internet Information Services Manager go to the Service Manager, click Tools and the click Information Services (IIS) Manager.
Internet Information Services manager
Sample IIS Manager
Congratulations! You have just installed IIS. Check out Configure IIS In Windows Server 2012 for more information.