How to check to check the installed version of IIS on Windows 10/8/7

Microsoft has been building Windows 10, and even the previous versions of Windows were built with a vision to make it useful for most of the people possible. For this, they have been adding more and more features making Windows 10 suitable for more and more people. One of the major features added to Windows 10 to make it super useful for the developer sector of their user base is the addition of BASH shell on Windows 10. Another such feature that has been on Windows OS since 23 years is IIS or Internet Information Services. Today, we will be talking some things about it.

Read: How to enable IIS.

Ways to check the installed version of IIS

Today, we will be looking at five methods that will help us to check the version of IIS installed on your computer running Windows 10/8/7. They are:

  1. Using the Registry Editor.
  2. Using the Command Prompt.
  3. Using the Run Box.
  4. Using the Control Panel.
  5. Using Windows Powershell.

1] Using the Registry Editor

Hit the WINKEY + R button combination to launch the Run utility, type in regedit and hit Enter. Once Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following key-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\InetStp\

The value of a DWORD called VersionString, the value will contain the version number of IIS.

2] Using the Command Prompt

To do so, hit the WINKEY + X combination and click on Command Prompt (Admin).

Now enter the following command :

%SystemRoot%\system32\inetsrv\InetMgr.exe

It will now open the IIS or Internet Information Services Manager panel.

Click on Help on the menu bar and then click on About Internet Information Services.

It will bring on a mini window which will have the version number of IIS installed on your computer.

3] Using the Run box

Start by hitting the WINKEY + R button combination to launch the Run utility, type in ‘%SystemRoot%\system32\inetsrv\InetMgr.exe’ and hit Enter.

Also, you can enter inetmgr and hit Enter to launch the same IIS Manager and follow the same steps as for the Command Prompt method.

4] Using the Control Panel

Start by searching for Control Panel in the Cortana Search box and select the appropriate result or right click on the Start button and click on Control Panel.

Once the Control Panel opens, select Administrative Tools.

Then select Internet Information Service Manager.

In the menu bar, click on Help and then click on About Internet Information Services.

And with the popping up of the following mini window, you will find the version of IIS installed on your computer.,

5] Using Windows Powershell

First, open Windows Powershell by searching for Powershell in the Cortana search box and run it with Administrator level privileges.

Then enter the following command,

[System.Diagnostics.FileVersionInfo]::GetVersionInfo(“C:\Windows\system32\notepad.exe").FileVersion

It will look similar to this,

Also, you can type in the following,

Get-ItemProperty -Path registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\InetStp\ | Select-Object

It will look similar to this,

Hence, you will find the version of IIS installed on your computer using Windows PowerShell.

Hope this helps!

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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