How to fix Windows 10/11 inetmgr not found (IIS Manager)

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The IIS Manager in Windows is the graphic user interface of IIS, Microsoft’s web server. The Windows 10 users can access the IIS manager using a short inetmgr command in the Run box. However, some users have reported that Windows is not responding to inetmgr command resulting in Windows 10 inetmgr not found problem. Other users have reported similar issues in the Microsoft Community Forums.

Usually I open a command box and type inetmgr … so what is the new way to start IIS? It is installed. I just need to know how to start it. Yes, just that. Weird I know.

Follow the troubleshooting tips in this article to fix “Windows 10 inetmgr not found” issue in your computer.

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How to fix Windows 10 inetmgr not found

1. Install IIS Manager

  1. In case the inetmgr command does not start IIS Manager, it could be because the app is still not installed or enabled on your Windows computer.
  2. You can enable IIS Manager from the Windows Features option.
  3. Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
  4. Type control and press OK.
  5. Go to Programs > Programs and Features.
    Windows 10 inetmgr not found
  6. From the left pane, click on “Turn Windows features on or off“.
    Windows 10 inetmgr not found
  7. In the Windows Features window, locate the “Internet Information Services” option.
  8. Check the “Internet Information Services” option.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Wait for the Windows to install IIS Manager and then restart the system.
  11. After the restart, press Windows Key + R and type inetmgr. Click OK and this should open IIS Manager.

2.  Install IIS Manager using PowerShell

  1. If the Windows Features option did not work, you can try to install IIS Manager using PowerShell. Here is how to do it.
  2. First, make sure you download and install RSAT  (Remote Server Administration Tools) for Windows. Note that this feature is only available for Windows 10 Pro and above editions.
  3. Download and install RSAT on your Windows computer.
  4. Next, right-click on Start and select Windows PowerShell (admin).
  5. In the PowerShell window type, the following command and press Enter.
    Get-WindowsFeature *Web*
  6. The above command should tell you if the IIS Manager is installed on your system. If it is missing, use the following command to install IIS Manager.
    AddWindowsFeature WebMgmtConsole
  7. Restart the system after IIS Manager is installed.
  8. After the restart, press Windows Key + R, type inetmgr and click OK.

3. Check for Alternate IIS Installation

Windows 10 inetmgr not found
  1. If you have alternate versions of IIS Manager such as IIS Express installed, it may have taken the IIS service name resulting in error with inetmgr command.
  2. Uninstall the IIS Lite or IIS Express if installed on your system.
  3. Reboot the system and run the Inetmgr command again and check for any improvements.

4. Check your Antivirus Program

  1. If you have installed internet and system security programs like Antivirus from Avast, it may create issues with IIS Manager installation.
  2. Try to pause or temporarily disable Antivirus in your system and try to install IIS Manager from “Turn Windows Features On/Off” option.

If the issue is fixed when you pause your antivirus, we suggest you switch to a different security tool. You can find many Windows 10 compatible antivirus software that will not interfere with the IIS Manager installation, or any other processes or apps.

Get antivirus software with a good firewall, a large threat database, transparent privacy policy, and low error rates. You don’t have to compromise on system functionality to have a fully protected PC.

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