IIS default role services on Windows 2012 R2


This post is aimed at listing what are the default IIS default role services so when a consultant tells you (s)he wants IIS installed but is unable to specify which role services, you can easily document the role services by copy pasting the following screenshots:

As you can see on the different screens, the following IIS default role services on Windows 2012 R2 are:

  • Common HTTP features
    • Default document
    • Directory Browsing
    • HTTP Errors
    • Static Content
  • Health and Diagnostics
    • HTTP Logging
  • Performance
    • Static Content Compression
  • Security
    • Request Filtering
  • Management Tools
    • IIS Console

Please note that you can always get the list of installed role services by using the Get-WindowsFeature cmdlet under Powershell. To get everything under the IIS role, you must use Web and not IIS as as keyword

Once the various IIS default role services are installed, you can refer to the IIS.net configuration reference for the XML supported keywords.

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