Windows 10 – Installing IIS

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I needed to get a web server up and running today, so I could upload some files into a firewall via http. I have a copy of Windows 10 running on my mac in VMware fusion, so that’s what I thought I would use.


Open a command window and run appwiz.cpl > Turn Windows features on or off > Internet Information Services > OK > Follow the instructions.

Windows 10 Install IIS

Now to test,  open a browser window and navigate to http://localhost. You should see the IIS welcome page.

IIS on Windows 10

Windows IIS Add A File Extension For ‘Download’

I needed to download a file with a .SPA exntention, this didn’t work, because I needed to add that file extension for download. Open IIS Management console > Expand {server-name} > Sites  > Default Web Site > MIME Types > Add > Type in the file extension > Set the MIME Type to application/octet-stream  > OK.

IIS download file extension

Normally the files I needs are in .BIN format, but this file extension is already included by default.

IIS add file extension for download

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