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How to Install the Web Platform Installer

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 (Web PI) is a free tool that makes it simple to download, install and keep up-to-date with the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, including Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server Express, .NET Framework and Visual Web Developer. In addition, install popular open source ASP.NET and PHP web apps with the Web PI.

We recommend version 2 as it includes one click installations for PHP, MySQL, and even SQL Server Express 2008 as well as many others.

Click here to download it:

Step 1

Click “Run


Step 2

Close the web platform installer when the installation is complete.

Once installed, the WPI will start up. If you need it again, it also is available under the ‘All Programs’ menu.

Once in the WPI, you will find yourself with a myriad of choices of software and applications, including the newest versions of PHP and MySQL, Microsoft’s SQL Server Express 2008 R2, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, WordPress, DotNetNuke, DasBlog, to name a few….A web developers dream cache of applications at your figure tips.

You now want to open IIS 7.

Navigate to Start –> Administrative Tools –> IIS7.


Step 3

Right-Click your site and select “Install Application from Gallery“.


Step 4

You will now be able to check the box for any one-click installation. Any dependant component will also be installed. e.g. If you select WordPress then PHP will also be installed.


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