Enabling WCF Services on IIS8


By default IIS8 will not serve WCF services because it doesn't have a handler for SVC files. This article explains how to turn on the SVC handler in IIS8.


1. Open a Command Window via the "Run as Administrator" option

2. Execute the following commands
DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /all /FeatureName:WCF-HTTP-Activation
DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /all /FeatureName:WCF-HTTP-Activation45