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  • I have a Windows 2008 file server and the file server role is installed. This server also has the IIS role installed and after asking around no one knows why the role is installed on the file server. I have went into the IIS management page and it has nothing configured (no webpage no nothing/ all defaults). The security logs show nothing, it looks like it is not even being used.

    Does IIS need to be installed on a file server in order to work?

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 2:26 PM

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  • Hi Jedi_Adminnistrator,

    Thanks for your post.

    The Web Server (IIS) role in Windows Server 2008 R2 lets you share information with users on the Internet, an intranet, or an extranet. Windows Server 2008 R2 delivers IIS 7.5, a unified Web platform that integrates IIS, ASP.NET, and Windows Communication Foundation.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732263.aspx

    IIS is a component of Operating System, you don't need to install additional tools to make it works. So when you install the server, it will be installed automatically.

    For whether it is needed to install on your file server, you could check about IIS related function and service for if it is needed for your environment.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770634.aspx

    Besides, you could check the thread discussed in IIS forum. And I suggest you could also discussed in Our IIS forum for more professional support about IIS related service.

    http://forums.iis.net/t/1186989.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Mary Dong


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Mary Dong Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:26 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jedi_Administrator Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:33 PM
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:07 AM

All replies

  • Hi Jedi_Adminnistrator,

    Thanks for your post.

    The Web Server (IIS) role in Windows Server 2008 R2 lets you share information with users on the Internet, an intranet, or an extranet. Windows Server 2008 R2 delivers IIS 7.5, a unified Web platform that integrates IIS, ASP.NET, and Windows Communication Foundation.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732263.aspx

    IIS is a component of Operating System, you don't need to install additional tools to make it works. So when you install the server, it will be installed automatically.

    For whether it is needed to install on your file server, you could check about IIS related function and service for if it is needed for your environment.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770634.aspx

    Besides, you could check the thread discussed in IIS forum. And I suggest you could also discussed in Our IIS forum for more professional support about IIS related service.

    http://forums.iis.net/t/1186989.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Mary Dong


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Mary Dong Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:26 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jedi_Administrator Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:33 PM
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:07 AM
  • On the file server, using the IIS Management console, where would I go to see if IIS is configured to be used for intranet, extranet, etc support?
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:47 AM