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How to Find a Website’s URL address in Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows® Server


Windows Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager is a powerful tool for managing web applications and sites on your Windows server. One of the key tasks in web administration is navigating to a website to review its content or make configuration changes. This article provides a clear step-by-step guide on how to browse to a website using Windows IIS Manager.

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Access IIS Manager

  • Launch the Start menu and search for “Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.”
  • Click on the IIS Manager application to open it.

2. Locate Your Server

  • In the left-hand panel of IIS Manager, you will see a hierarchical structure of your server nodes.
  • Click on the server node to reveal a list of sites hosted on the server.

3. Identify Your Website

  • Browse through the list of sites and identify the specific website you wish to browse.
  • Note the name of the website as you will need it for the next step.

4. Browse to the Website

  • Right-click on the website’s name and select “Manage Website” from the context menu.
  • Choose “Browse” from the submenu that appears.

5. Review the Website

  • A web browser window will open, displaying the contents of the selected website.
  • You can now navigate through the pages, review the content, and perform any necessary administrative tasks.


Using Windows IIS Manager to browse to a website simplifies the process of managing and maintaining web applications. This step-by-step guide ensures that you can effortlessly access your hosted websites, enabling you to review, edit, and make informed decisions about your web content and configurations. By mastering this task, you’ll enhance your web administration skills and streamline your overall web management workflow.

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