I'm trying to start my Default Web Site in ISS7 Manager and it says I need IIS World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC). I recently just got the Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) and that feature was turned on in the Server Manager. W3SVC isn't listed in the features. How can I get this?

This is running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter on a remote desktop from my Windows 7 OS.


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The short answer is that you go to the Programs and Features control panel applet. Then click on Turn Windows Features On and Off and enable the assorted IIS-related features you need.

  • Or you could optionally use the Web Platform installer to turn on and setup the generally used defaults for IIS.
    – Chris
    Sep 1, 2013 at 0:58

To install the World Wide Web Publishing Service

  • On the Start menu, select Settings, Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs
  • Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  • In the Components list, select the Application Server check box, and then click Details.
  • Select Internet Information Services Manager, and then click Details.
  • Select World Wide Web Service, and then select the check box. Click OK two times to return to the Components list, and then click Next.
  • Click Finish when the IIS service is installed.

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