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I have seen a few places ( one example ) that there are newer speed improvements in IIS 7 on Windows 2008. While I know we would see possibly more power running ruby on rails under a Linux machine, the requirements depend on me using Windows.

I was wondering if anyone knew the best setup for Ruby/Rails in a Windows environment. This machine will mainly be running a instance.

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I don't recommend running RoR on Windows for production, ruby has performances issues on Windows, and a lot of gems will not work....

Take a look at this thread:

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I usually wouldn't run it on Windows for so many different reasons, but this was part of the requirements due to some other software. Thank you for your link. – jmlumpkin Apr 26 '10 at 13:11

It is probably a little late, but consider using Helicon Zoo to run Ruby on Rails onder IIS 7 and IIS 7.5

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Instant Rails is what I used in my 3 hours of windows-based rails development. Note that IIS would only be used for SOME of the serving, not all of it, I think.

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Do you have a link talking about the 'IIS only being used for some serving'? Thanks for the link, I already was using something like this, but called Bitnami. – jmlumpkin Jan 6 '10 at 13:17

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