Can you please assist me. I had installed IIS 7 on a Windows 7 professional 64 bit machine and I was getting errors when accessing my web pages, but now I decided to remove IIS to re-install it. The problem now is that I cannot see IIS manager in Admistrative Tools, even if I run CTLR + R (inetmgr) does not work. But when I browse http: //localhost on my browser I get the IIS7 default page as expected.

Can you please advise on what could be the problem? Thank you.


It is easy to overlook, but make sure you have the following option checked. Internet Information Services -> Web Management Tools -> IIS Management Console


You need to verify that IIS is really is un-installed, and then either totally remove it or re-install it.

Open Control Panel

Program and Features

Turn Windows features on or off

Ensure that this is not checked to verify that it has been removed completely.

  • The author claims he is browsing to localhost which would indicate something is displaying the default IIS page and I highly doubt its a cache doing it. – Ramhound Sep 16 '13 at 11:18
  • Yes, I missed that! Updated my response, good spot, thank you @Ramhound – Dave Sep 16 '13 at 11:40
  • Hi, sorry for my late response. I have indeed removed IIS components from the Turn Windows features On or Off, and seems to be removed. The problem comes when I try to re-install IIS again because I can't access inetmgr or even if I go through Administrative Tools I still don't find it. The surprising thing is that I can browse Localhost yet there is no IIS manager in admistrative Tool or even through inetmgr. @Dave and @ Ramhound – Teboho Sep 17 '13 at 7:31
  • How are you installing IIS? – Dave Sep 17 '13 at 7:33
  • I went to Control Panel, then Programs, then Turn Windows features on or off, then selected Internet Information Services components. – Teboho Sep 17 '13 at 7:53

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