Install IIS Server On Windows Nano Server 2016

With the official release of Windows Nano Server 2016 to the public I have decided to revise most of my Nano Server articles to reflect the latest release.

In this article I’ll show you how I Install the IIS Server role on my Nano Server.

To get started I have download Nano Server 2016 and connected to It using Remote PowerShell.

Import-PackageProvider NanoServerPackage

find-NanoServerPackage -Name *

install-NanoServerPackage -name Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package -culture en-us

When done restart the Server using:


Next I’ll run the code below to create an IIS Site:

Import-Module iis*

New-IISSite -Name Site1 -BindingInformation "*:80:site1" -PhysicalPath c:\site1



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1 comment

  1. Hi,
    Thanks for this.I copied my html files to the new site1 I created and tried to launch it using “localhost:80:site1” but got 404 error.Please which cmdlet can I use to that it works. Thanks

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