How Do I Install World Wide Web Publishing on Windows Server 2012?


Larry Thompson

How Do I Install World Wide Web Publishing on Windows Server 2012?

If you’re looking to set up a web server on your Windows Server 2012, the first step is to install the World Wide Web Publishing service. This service is essential for hosting websites and web applications on your server. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the installation process.

Step 1: Open Server Manager

First, let’s open Server Manager. You can access it by clicking on the Start button and selecting “Server Manager” from the menu.

Once Server Manager opens, navigate to the “Manage” tab and click on “Add Roles and Features. “

Step 2: Add Roles and Features

In the Add Roles and Features Wizard, click “Next” to proceed. Select the installation type as “Role-based or feature-based installation” and click “Next” again.

Now, choose your server from the server pool list if it’s not already selected, and click “Next.”

Step 3: Select Server Roles

In this step, select “Web Server (IIS)” from the list of available roles. A pop-up window will appear asking you to add additional features that are required for Web Server (IIS) role.

  • If you want to install all additional features automatically, simply click on “Add Features” in the pop-up window and proceed to Step 4.
  • If you want to manually select additional features:
    • Select required additional features from the list of features presented in the pop-up window.
    • Click on “Add Features” to add the selected features.
    • Once you have made your selections, click “Next” to proceed.

Step 4: Select Web Server Role Services

In this step, you can choose which specific services and features of the Web Server (IIS) role you want to install. By default, the necessary services will be pre-selected.

If you need additional services or features, browse through the list and select them accordingly. To expand a category and view its available options, click on the “+” icon next to it.

Note: It’s recommended to keep the default selections unless you have specific requirements or preferences.

Step 5: Confirm Installation Selections

Review your installation selections in this step. You can go back and make any changes if needed by clicking on the corresponding steps on the left-hand side navigation panel.

Once you’re satisfied with your selections, click “Install” to start the installation process. The progress will be displayed on the screen.

Step 6: Installation Complete

Once the installation is complete, a confirmation message will appear. You can close the wizard by clicking on “Close.” The World Wide Web Publishing service is now installed on your Windows Server 2012.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed World Wide Web Publishing service on your Windows Server 2012. Now you can start configuring and hosting websites using Internet Information Services (IIS).

If you encounter any issues during or after installation, refer to Microsoft’s official documentation or seek assistance from their support channels for further guidance.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the installation process. Happy web hosting!

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