Installing IIS 7.0 on Windows Vista Home Premium

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

By default, IIS 7 is not installed on Windows Vista® Home Premium. You can install IIS by clicking Windows Features in Advanced Options under Programs in Control Panel.


You must be a member of the Administrators group to install IIS 7.

To Install IIS 7.0 on Windows Vista

You can perform this procedure using the user interface (UI) or a script.

Using the UI

  1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.

  2. In Control Panel, click Programs and then click Turn on or off Windows Features.

  3. In the Windows Features dialog box, click Internet Information Services and then click OK.


If you use Control Panel to install IIS, you get the default installation, which has a minimum set of features. If you need additional IIS features, such as Application Development Features or Web Management Tools, make sure to select the check boxes associated with those features in the Windows Features dialog box.

Using a script

  • Type the following command into a script:

    start /w pkgmgr /iu:IIS-WebServerRole;IIS-WebServer;IIS-CommonHttpFeatures;IIS-StaticContent;IIS-DefaultDocument;IIS-DirectoryBrowsing;IIS-HttpErrors;IIS-HttpRedirect;IIS-ApplicationDevelopment;IIS-ASPNET;IIS-NetFxExtensibility;IIS-ASP;IIS-CGI;IIS-ISAPIExtensions;IIS-ISAPIFilter;IIS-ServerSideIncludes;IIS-HealthAndDiagnostics;IIS-HttpLogging;IIS-LoggingLibraries;IIS-RequestMonitor;IIS-HttpTracing;IIS-CustomLogging;IIS-Security;IIS-BasicAuthentication;IIS-URLAuthorization;IIS-RequestFiltering;IIS-IPSecurity;IIS-Performance;IIS-HttpCompressionStatic;IIS-HttpCompressionDynamic;IIS-WebServerManagementTools;IIS-ManagementConsole;IIS-ManagementScriptingTools;IIS-ManagementService;IIS-IIS6ManagementCompatibility;IIS-Metabase;IIS-WMICompatibility;IIS-LegacyScripts;IIS-LegacySnapIn;WAS-WindowsActivationService;WAS-ProcessModel;WAS-NetFxEnvironment;WAS-ConfigurationAPI


If you use this script, you get the full IIS installation, which installs all available feature packages. If there are feature packages you do not need, you should edit the script to install only the packages you require.

See Also

Other Resources

Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) User's Guide for Windows Vista (online)