Some of the very first things web developers do after installing Windows 8 is enabling IIS 8. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to do that easily in Windows 8.

Internet Information Services (IIS) packages come with Windows 8 but are not enabled by default. You must manually enable IIS feature in Windows 8 to use it.

To get started, press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog box. When it opens, run the commands below.




Next, click ‘Turn Windows features on or off’




Finally, click the box next to Internet Information Services to enable. Click OK to begin enabling this feature.




To test it, open Internet Explorer and type http://localhost