Install Internet Information Services (IIS) on Windows Nano Server 2016

In this article I’ll show you how to install Internet Information Services (IIS) on a Windows Nano Server 2016 using the packages that comes with the Windows Nano Server 2016 installation media and without using the Nano Server Package provider.

Currently, you cannot install Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package online. There are two workarounds:

  • Install another package that will require reboot such as Microsoft-NanoServer-Storage-Package.
  • Install these packages offline using -ToVhd

Open the Windows Server 2016 Nano Server folder located in the ISO image named NanoServer. Go to the folder packages and copy the Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package.cab and the language package located in the en-US folder to the Windows Nano Server 2016.

Connect to your Windows Nano Server 2016 using PowerShell:

Go to the folder where you copied the IIS installation files and run the following command to install Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS:

Start the W3SVC service with the following command:

We can verify that IIS is installed and running on the machine by executing the following command:

Open you favorite web browser and enter the IP address of you Windows Nano Server 2016, for example:

http://192.168.1.50

That’s it ! 😀

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