I’ve got IIS installed and enabled on Windows 7, but I don’t know where to open it so that I can configure a website.

I seem to remember that in Windows XP it was somewhere in the Control Panel, but I can’t find it in Windows 7.


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Before that you have to enable the IIS for windows by

  1. start
  2. Control panel
  3. programs
  4. Turn windows feature on / off
  5. Check the IIS services (4th and 5th checkbox)
  6. ok
  7. restart the system
  • Very true: I had it enabled, but if I didn’t it wouldn’t show up in Administrative Tools. Commented May 25, 2011 at 9:25
  • 2
    Didn't have to restart my Windows 7 machine after enabling it.
    – user640378
    Commented Nov 21, 2014 at 21:44
  • I was somewhat concerned because instead of seeing a check inside the checkbox it just turned blue. But after restart it was indeed there.
    – user420667
    Commented Apr 2, 2016 at 18:07

Question is answered I know, but you can always use Windows Key + R, type inetmgr then press either ENTER or CTRLSHIFT + ENTER.

(I'm a keyboard fan)

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    Or type iis into the start menu search box thingy.
    – Spectre
    Commented May 25, 2011 at 15:31

Only you need to do is go to your control panel.

Control panel

There in Program->Programs and Features->Programs and Features->Turn Windows Features on and off. Click on Windows Features on and off. Click Checkbox Internet Information Services and Click Ok Button.

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Then go to Control Panel->System and Security->Administrative Tools. There you will find IIS.


Ah — it’s still in the control panel, I just couldn’t find where.

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • System and Security
  • Administrative tools

(And if you’re viewing by large or small icons instead of by category, you go straight to Administrative Tools.)

See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770472(WS.10).aspx


Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative tools

enable sections of IIS - World Wide Web Services & Web Management Tools

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Try to start the IIS using services:

  • C:\Windows\system32
  • Services
  • Open it
  • Start the IIS services

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