Web developers and those who use VMWare server need to have IIS installed on their computers in order to develop ASP, PHP web pages or to utilize VMWare Server. Here is how to easily install IIS on Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Open Control panel and click on 'Programs and Features'. Then click on 'Turn windows Features On Or Off' which, depending on the view you are using, is on the left pane. Click Continue when the UAC (User Account Control) popup appears.
When the Windows Features popup appears, it will take a few seconds to populate. Select Internet Information Services (IIS) and expand it and select what you need to have installed. make sure you also expand World Wide Web Services / Application Development Features and select those that you need to have installed as well.
A box will appear stating to wait while the features are configured and that it may take several minutes. Once it is installed, you can go to http://localhost and IIS7 logo will appear showing that IIS is now installed.
IIS can be a security issue so only install the features you need. You can always go back and install more features if you need to.