Install IIS on Windows 2008/Vista


  1. Navigate to Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  2. On the left, click Turn Windows features on or off.
  3. On the left, Click Features.
  4. Scroll down and under Features Summary, click Add Features.
  5. In the Add Features Wizard, expand Remote Server Administration Tools, expand Role Administration Tools, and check Web Server (IIS) Tools. Click Next.
  6. Click Install.
  7. Once complete, click Roles on the left.
  8. Click Add Roles.
  9. In the Add Roles Wizard, click Next, check Web Server (IIS), and click Next twice.
  10. In the Select Role Services window under Web Server > Application Development, check
    • ASP
    • ISAPI Extensions
    • ISAPI Filters
  11. Scroll down, and under Management Tools > IIS 6 Management Compatibility, check IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility. Click Next.
  12. In the Confirm Installation Selection window, click Install.
  13. In the Installation Results window, verify that the installation was successful, and click Close.
  14. Once complete, restart IIS by clicking Start and typing IISRESET in the Search box. Or go to Administrative Tools > Services and restart the IIS Admin Service and World Wide Web Publishing Service.
  15. Open the IIS Manager by navigating to Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  16. Expand the server host name and Sites on the left. Select the Default Web Site.
  17. Under Default Web Site Home, right-click on MIME Types, and select Open Feature.
  18. In the Actions panel, click Add to open the Add Mime Type dialog box.
  19. Type 'axl' in the File name extension field. Type 'text/xml' in the Mime Type field. Click OK