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How To: Install Internet Information Services (IIS) (KB20111201)

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How To: Install Internet Information Services (IIS)

By default, the Web Server role (IIS) is not installed with the Operating System.

Windows 10

When running IIS on a Windows 10 machine, please be aware of the connection limit.

See IIS Connection Limit on Windows 10 for more information.

  1. From the Windows start button, type appwiz.cpl and choose open.
  2. Click Turn Windows features on or off.
  3. Scroll down and choose Internet Information Services, leave the default selected but ensure the below options are enabled.
    • Application Development Features – ASP.NET 4.x

      The version number displayed depends on the version number of the .NET Framework installed.

      If multiple versions are displayed, please select the highest number (latest version).

    • Application Development Features – WebSocket Protocol

      One of the limitations to HTTP is that it was designed as a one-directional method of communication.

      However, many modern web-based applications (DriveWorks Live) require more real-time, two-way communications in order to function optimally.

      DriveWorks Live, when run through IIS, utilizes WebSocket Protocol to implement two-way communications over the Internet between a Client and Server.

      To learn more about Web Sockets, please see the article IIS 8.0 WebSocket Protocol Support.

    • Performance Features - Dynamic Compression

  4. Click OK and continue the wizard, the feature will be installed.

The IIS Manager can now be launched from the start button.

Windows Server

  1. Launch Server manager from the start button and choose Manage from the top right menu, select Add Roles and Features.
  2. Click next on the wizard until the Server Roles window appears.
  3. Tick Web Server (IIS) and leave the default selected but ensure the below options are enabled.
    • Performance Features - Dynamic Compression
    • Application Development Features – ASP.NET 4.x

      The version number displayed depends on the version number of the .NET Framework installed.

      If multiple versions are displayed please select the highest number (latest version).

    • Application Development Features – WebSocket Protocol

      One of the limitations to HTTP is that it was designed as a one-directional method of communication.

      However, many modern web-based applications (DriveWorks Live) require more real-time, two-way communications in order to function optimally.

      DriveWorks Live, when run through IIS, utilizes WebSocket Protocol to implement two-way communications over the Internet between a client and server.

      To learn more about Web Sockets please see the article IIS 8.0 WebSocket Protocol Support.

  4. Click Next and finish the wizard, the feature will be installed.

The IIS Manager can now be launched from the start button.


Knowledge Base Article Ref:KB20111201

See Also:

How To: Configure IIS For The Web and Application Theme

How To: Configure IIS For The Integration Theme

How To: Troubleshoot IIS