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 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:

That’s it ! 😀

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