Adding ASP.NET Features to IIS7.5

By default Windows 7 IIS is missing the asp.net features, shown above the IIS section in the control panel

The control panel is shown below with only the IIS options and Management options.

Adding ASP.NET Features in IIS 7.5

To add the asp.net features. Begin by opening the control panel and selecting from the Programs section the option Turn Windows features on and off.

Adding ASP.NET Features in IIS 7.5 Windows Features

Click on the checkbox for ASP.NET.

Adding ASP.NET Features in IIS 7.5 Windows Features add ASP.NET

There’s a dialogue window confirming that the amendment is taking place:

Please wait while Windows makes changes to features. This may take several minutes.

You may find that this takes a few minutes. Wait whilst the dialogue completes.

I have read that IIS is to be restarted for the change to show. However, for me it was sufficient to close the management window and reopen it once more.

Adding ASP.NET Features in IIS 7.5 Including ASP.NET

Whilst the control panel ASP.NET section is missing by default its easy to add it in, following the steps above beginning with the control panel.