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Installing a Web Server and Creating a Web Page in Windows Server 2012

December 11, 2012
  • At the windows home screen, Click the Server Manager button on the bottom left of the Windows taskbar
  • Goto Manage, then Add Roles and Features
  • Click Next in the Wizard popup
  • Select “Role-based or feature-based installation” then click Next
  • Select “Select a server from the server pool”, then select your server from the list, then click next
  • In Server Roles, click the arrow next to Web Server (IIS) and then select the checkbox for Web Server, then click Next
  • On the Select Features page, go ahead and click Next as there will be nothing here you will need at the moment
  • On the Confirmation page click Install
  • After installing, reboot the PC

Creating a web page which identifies your server.

  • At the windows home page, click the Computer icon on the left of the screen, then double click the Local Disc icon
  • Double click the inetpub folder, then click the wwwroot folder
  • Right click the iisstart webpage, click Open With then select Note Pad
  • Type out what looks like below, then save the file

<!DOCTYPE HTML>

<html>

<body>

“Your Web Server”

</body>

</html>

 

  • Goto the windows home screen then Search Apps for “cmd” and open the found cmd App
  • In Command Prompt you type ipconfig and press enter.
  • In the top section under Ethernet adapter Ethernet you will find your IP Address to the right of IPv4
  • The newly created web page can be navigated to by copying the IPv4 address into an Internet explorer address bar.
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