I would like to install the inet manager for Windows 7, but I get a message that I need to install the IIS management console first, and I can't figure out how.

So, how do I install the IIS Management Console on my Windows 7 Home Basic edition machine?


How can i install Management Consol in my machine.

Upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium and then install the Management Console. See here for this justification.

  • Home Basic and Starter editions does not have IIS Management Console. – Lex Li Jun 5 '10 at 13:07
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    That's why he has to upgrade to Home Premium... – ta.speot.is Jun 5 '10 at 23:05

Now you can also use WebMatrix which includes IIS Developer Express and will give you a simpler Management experience and the full functionality of IIS 7.5 even for Starter and Basic editions (including XP). Its only 8 MB and free: http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/


Apart from upgrading Windows, you can also use the free Apache web server.

See Using Apache With Microsoft Windows.

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