This article provides you with a quick and easy guide on the installation of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer. The Microsoft Web Platform allows you to develop and host applications on a Windows Server. The Web PI Installer was initially released in 2009 and is an official Microsoft closed-source, free tool that makes it easy for you to download, update, and install the latest software of Microsoft Web Platform.
The Web Platform Installer offers a variety of tools for applications and web hosting on Windows dedicated servers. The Web Platform Installer has an easy-to-use interface that helps you to install the tools needed for web applications and web platform technologies. It also helps keep them up to date automatically. Some of the tools offered are-:
- SQL Server Express
- Internet Information Services (IIS)
- Visual Studio
- .NET and many more.
- Windows XP or later
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later
- Internet Connection
- Internet Browser
Let us take a look at few steps of How to install a Web Platform Installer:
Open any Browser and visit: https://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx
Click on Install this extension (Green Button), a setup file will start downloading
Run the setup file, and the Web Platform Installer opens.
Check the box to accept the terms in the License Agreement, Click on Install.
Wait for the Installer to complete the process.
Click on Finish.
- Do not interrupt your system (Shut Down or Sleep) when the installation process is going on.
- If you uninstall the Microsoft Web Platform Installer, it will also uninstall all the additional tools you installed with its help.
- Make sure that your Windows Server and Windows are up to date.
In this guide, we have told you what the Microsoft Web Platform Installer is. And how you can download it so you can start hosting applications on your windows server.