IIS is Internet Information Services, the web server included with Microsoft's Windows Server operating systems.
This is a generic tag. Wherever possible please use a version-specific tag such as:
- iis5 on Windows 2000 and Windows XP Professional - END-OF-LIFE)
- iis6 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 - supported through July 14, 2015; Windows XP x64 Professional - END-OF-LIFE)
- iis7 on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
- iis7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
- iis8 on Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8
- iis8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1
It is also recommended that you tag your questions with the appropriate windows-version tags.
IIS 7 and newer versions are built on a modular architecture. Modules can be added or removed individually so that only modules required for specific functionality have to be installed.
The full installation of IIS includes these standard modules:
- HTTP (request-processing pipeline, errors, redirects)
- logging and diagnostics
The IIS Manager is an administration GUI utility. The command-line utility "AppCmd" provides a scriptable interface to the IIS configuration data.