This article will walk through installing IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008 manually through the Server Manager Interface. Other methods exist for installing IIS, but will not be addressed here.
Before you begin, please make sure that you are logged in with a user account that has the appropriate permissions (administrative) to install packages. Please note that by default, you do not have administrative privileges if you are logged on as a user other than the Administrator account, even if you added the account to the Local Administrators group on the server (this is a new security feature in Windows 2008, similar to User Account Control in Windows Vista).
To confirm that IIS 7.0 has installed correctly, browse to http://localhost from your server. If successful, you will see the following screen:
Congratulations, you have successfully installed IIS7.0!
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