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Internet Information Services (IIS) installed in a Windows Server Core based container
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IIS Docker Image

Supported Windows Server, version 1709 amd64 tags

Supported Windows Server 2016 amd64 tags

What is IIS?

Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows® Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web.

How to use this image?

Create a Dockerfile with your website

FROM microsoft/iis

RUN mkdir C:\site

RUN powershell -NoProfile -Command \
    Import-module IISAdministration; \
    New-IISSite -Name "Site" -PhysicalPath C:\site -BindingInformation "*:8000:"


ADD content/ /site

You can then build and run the Docker image:

$ docker build -t iis-site .
$ docker run -d -p 8000:8000 --name my-running-site iis-site

There is no need to specify an ENTRYPOINT in your Dockerfile since the microsoft/iis base image already includes an entrypoint application that monitors the status of the IIS World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC).

Verify in the browser

With the current release, you can't use http://localhost to browse your site from the container host. This is because of a known behavior in WinNAT, and will be resolved in future. Until that is addressed, you need to use the IP address of the container.

Once the container starts, you'll need to finds its IP address so that you can connect to your running container from a browser. You use the docker inspect command to do that:

docker inspect -f "{{ .NetworkSettings.Networks.nat.IPAddress }}" my-running-site

You will see an output similar to this:

You can connect the running container using the IP address and configured port, in the example shown.

In addition to static content, IIS can run other workloads including, but not limited to ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core, NodeJS, PHP, and Apache Tomcat.

For a comprehensive tutorial on running an ASP.NET app in a container, check out the tutorial on the docs site.

Supported Docker Versions

This image has been tested on Docker Versions 1.12.1-beta26 or higher.




Microsoft Corporation (or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) (referenced as “us,” “we,” or “Microsoft”) licenses this Container OS Image supplement to you (“Supplement”). You are licensed to use this Supplement in conjunction with the underlying host operating system software (“Host Software”) solely to assist running the containers feature in the Host Software. The Host Software license terms apply to your use of the Supplement. You may not use it if you do not have a license for the Host Software. You may use this Supplement with each validly licensed copy of the Host Software.

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