Installing Google Chrome and IIS Web Server on Windows Server

Installing Google Chrome and IIS Web Server are the 2 most basic tasks that I do every time when I create a new Windows Server machine either on the Cloud or On-Premises.

Windows Server ships with an Internet Explorer that is configured with Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration. These configurations somehow don't allow us to download any file or browse any modern JavaScript-enabled website. So, in such a cases, it becomes necessary to download some web-browser that we could use as we normally do. I recommend Google Chrome personally.

So, in this post we will do the following on a Windows Server:

  • Download & Install Google Chrome
  • Install IIS Web Server and IIS Manager

So, let's start.

Download & Install Google Chrome

Step 1: Log into Server via RDP.

Step 2: Open Windows PowerShell and run the below script.

$LocalTempDir = $env:TEMP; $ChromeInstaller = "ChromeInstaller.exe"; (new-object    System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('http://dl.google.com/chrome/install/375.126/chrome_installer.exe', "$LocalTempDir\$ChromeInstaller"); & "$LocalTempDir\$ChromeInstaller" /silent /install; $Process2Monitor =  "ChromeInstaller"; Do { $ProcessesFound = Get-Process | ?{$Process2Monitor -contains $_.Name} | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Name; If ($ProcessesFound) { "Still running: $($ProcessesFound -join ', ')" | Write-Host; Start-Sleep -Seconds 2 } else { rm "$LocalTempDir\$ChromeInstaller" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Verbose } } Until (!$ProcessesFound)

This script will download & install the Google Chrome in a few seconds.

You will see a screen like below during the installation. And after the installation, it will create a Google Chrome short-cut on the desktop as you can see in below picture. Installing Google Chrome and IIS Web Server on Windows Server

Google Chrome is now successfully installed on your machine.

Install IIS Web Server and IIS Manager

Step 1: Log into Server via RDP.

Step 2: Open Windows Powershell and run the below command to install Web Server (IIS).

Install-WindowsFeature -Name Web-Server

Installing Google Chrome and IIS Web Server on Windows Server

To verify the IIS installation, open Google Chrome, and type http://localhost.

Installing Google Chrome and IIS Web Server on Windows Server

Step 3: Now run the below command to install IIS Management tools.

Install-WindowsFeature -Name Web-Mgmt-Tools

Installing Google Chrome and IIS Web Server on Windows Server

To verify this, just type IIS in the search box and see if IIS Manager appears in the search result like below or not. Installing Google Chrome and IIS Web Server on Windows Server

That's all.

This how we can easily install Google Chrome and Web Server (IIS) on any Windows Server machine. Hope this post will help you.