Adding the Application and Web Server (IIS) Roles

Below is a list of steps for adding and configuring the roles of both the application server and the web server (IIS).


Step 1

Launch Server Manager in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 by clicking Start then Administrative Tools and finally Server Manager.

administrative tools windows

Step 2

Click Roles in Server Manager, and select Add Roles.

add roles syntelic server tool

When the Before You Begin page appears, click Next.

before you begin screen

Step 3

Select the check box next to Application Server & Web Server. When you do, a dialog box appears. Click the Add Required Features button.

add roles wizard server settings

Step 4

Select the check box next to the Web Server(IIS) and click Next.

add roles wizard server roles

Review the information on the Introduction to Application Server page, and click Next.

introduction to application server

Step 5

On the Role Services, check the Web Server (IIS) Support box. When you do, a dialog box appears. Click the Add Required Features button.

add roles wizard server settings

Review the information on the Introduction to Web Server (IIS) page, and click Next.

introduction to web server

Step 6

In the Select Role Services page, the following roles services should be checked.

web server role services screen
web server role services screen
web server role services screen web core

Click Next. Review the information on the Confirmation page and click Install.

add roles wizard confirmation tab

This will take a few minutes to complete. When it is done, review the results and click Close.