To test the web server, create a simple HTML page called myTestFile.html and save it in the Inetpub\wwwroot folder on the computer where the web server is running. The HTML page can consist of a single line, such as:
<p>My web server is working.</p>
Next, open the test page in a web browser with an HTTP request. If IIS is running on your local computer, enter the following URL in your web browser:
If IIS is running on a networked computer, use the networked computers name as the domain name. For example, if the name of the computer running IIS is rockford-pc, enter the following URL in your browser:
For more information on computer names, see Web server basics.
If the browser displays your page, the web server is running normally.
If the browser fails to display the page, make sure the server is running. If the page still fails to open, make sure your test page is located in the Inetpub\wwwroot folder and has a .htm or .html file extension.