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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.

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

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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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