How to Install IIS web server on Windows Server 2019

The Web Server (IIS) role offered by Windows Server 2019 delivers a robust and flexible platform, ensuring secure and effortless management for hosting websites, services, and applications. With the introduction of IIS version 10 in the latest release of Microsoft’s Windows Server 2019, this guide illustrates the installation process and demonstrates how to handle various tasks, including website creation, virtual directory setup, and more. Our journey commences with the installation of IIS.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to install IIS (Internet Information Services) web server on Windows Server 2019:

How to Install the IIS web server on Windows Server 2019

⦁ As with the Windows Server role, go to Server Manager to begin the installation. Press the Windows key and search for Server Manager if it is not opened.

⦁ Once the Server Manager is open, click on the “Add roles and features” option.

⦁ On the “Before you begin” page, click the “Next” button.

⦁ In the “Select installation type” section, select the “Role-based or feature-based installation” option and click “Next”.

⦁ On the “Select destination server” page, select the server where you want to install IIS and click “Next”.

⦁ On the “Select server roles” page, select the “Web Server (IIS)” role and click “Next”.

⦁ In the “Features” section, select the “Management Tools” option and click “Next”.

⦁ On the “Web Server Role (IIS) > Role Services” page, select the options you want to install and click “Next”. You can choose the following options:
⦁ Common HTTP Features
⦁ Health and Diagnostics
⦁ Performance Features
⦁ Security

⦁ Review the selections on the “Confirm installation selections” page and click “Install”.

⦁ Wait for the installation to complete and then click “Close”.

⦁ You can Open the IIS Manager by clicking “Start” and typing “IIS Manager” in the search bar.
⦁ In the IIS Manager, you can configure your web server by adding websites, application pools, and other components.

That’s it! You have successfully installed IIS on Windows Server 2019. You can now host and manage your websites and applications on your server.


In this tutorial, Install the IIS web server on Windows Server 2019. Hope your all queries are resolved with our tutorial guide. If you have any issues related to the installation or if you have any questions, feel free to reach out through the comment section.

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