Install IIS on Windows

Updated by Chris Little on Apr 09, 2015
Article Code: kb/861


By leveraging Lumen Cloud Public Blueprints, customers can automate operational tasks. In using the Install IIS on Windows Blueprint, customers can add the IIS role on Windows Servers in an automated fashion.


  • A Lumen Cloud Account
  • Supported Windows Operating Systems for IIS 7.5:
    • Windows 2008 R2 Standard 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter 64-bit
  • Supported Windows Operating Systems for IIS 8:
    • Windows 2012 Datacenter 64-bit
    • Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit


Perform Install IIS on Windows using Group Tasks

  1. Navigate to the Servers Menu in Control.

    Portal Servers Menu

  2. Browse to the Group that houses the VM(s) you want to Install IIS. Select Action, Execute Package.
    execute package on group

  3. Search for IIS and select the Install IIS 7.5 or 8 on Windows script.
    Search for IIS

  4. Select the IIS features you'd like to install and the VM(s) in the Group you wish to have IIS installed. Customers can choose an individual VM or multiple. (Quick Tip: Only supported Guest Operating Systems will be shown.)
    Select Features and Servers

Install IIS on Windows using Blueprints

Customers who are building environments in the Lumen Cloud may wish to use Blueprints to build servers and install IIS in an automated fashion. Blueprints provide a tool for customers to build environments for multiple deployments.

To use this approach follow the How to Build a Blueprint Knowledge Base article and combine the Install IIS on Windows script with Windows Virtual Machine builds.

Web Servers Environment build Blueprint


Validate the Virtual Machine(s) have IIS installed.

  1. Login via RDP, open Server Manager and select Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
    Run RDP and open server manager

  2. Validate the IIS features are present and configurable.
    Validate IIS