Microsoft's Web Platform Installer includes an item titled:

Recommended Server Configuration for Web Hosting Providers

This sounds handy, but I'm not about to install it without knowing what sort of configuration changes it makes. Could someone explain or provide a link to what bits this flips? My google-fu is usually strong, but I've not been able to find much about it.

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It installs the following components:

  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and 4
  • IIS 7 or 7.5
  • ASP.NET MVC version 1, 2 and 3
  • Web Deployment Tool 2.1
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Native Client, Management Objects, and CLR Types (but not the server product itself)
  • PHP 5.2.17
  • PHP Manager for IIS
  • MySQL Connector for .NET
  • MSSQL driver for PHP

It also enables a number of IIS features such as:

  • Tracing
  • URL Rewrite
  • CGI
  • FTP Server
  • Management Service
  • Where did you find this information? Aug 9, 2011 at 16:36
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    In WebPI itself -- all you have to do is ask it to install something and it will show you all the products and features that will be installed along with it. Aug 11, 2011 at 0:28

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