Set up IIS on Windows Virtual Machine

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App Dev Manager Vijetha Marinagammanavar provides a walk-through of setting up IIS on a Windows Virtual machine hosted in Azure.


Let’s see How to set up IIS on Windows Virtual Machine hosted on Azure.

Login to https://portal.azure.com and select Microsoft Azure Subscription (MSDN subscribers or sign up for a one-month free trial).

Follow steps mentioned in this article https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/quick-create-portal to create Virtual Machines in Azure using Azure portal. And then to configure IIS on your Azure virtual machine, follow the steps below. In this demo I have chosen a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter image. To setup IIS on Windows VM using PowerShell follow the steps mentioned in this article https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/tutorial-iis-sql

1) Go to Azure Portal and navigate to Virtual Machine pane. Hit “Connect” to login to you Virtual Machine. Make sure you have configured the VM for RDP access.
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2) Go to your Virtual machine and on the Start menu search for “Server Manager” as shown in below screen.
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3) Open Server Manager and Select “Dashboard” on the left navigation bar. Then select “Add roles and features” option from the welcome screen.
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4) Click on “Next” from the Add roles and features Wizard.
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5) Choose “Role-based or feature-based installation” to configure a single server and click on “Next”.
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6) From Server Selection option, click on Select a server from the server pool and click on Next.
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7) In server roles please choose “Web Server(IIS)” and click on “Next”.
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8) From the Add roles and features wizard pop up, check Include Management tools and click on “Add Features”.
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9)From the Features option for now just click on “Next”.
Note: If you have any Prerequisites to install you can select from the Features list.
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10)From the Web Server role (IIS) just click on Next.
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11)From Role Services choose “IIS 6 management compatibility” and click on “Next”.
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12) Click on “Install” and wait for the Installation and setup to complete.
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13) Once you received the Installation Succeeded message, click on “Close”.
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14) To test the IIS installation, go to Server Manager, right click on Server name and open IIS manager or you can directly search for IIS in the Start menu.
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15) On the IIS Manager, Select Default Web Site and click on Browse, it will open the http://localhost on the port no: 80. This confirms the IIS configuration on the Virtual machine.
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