Tutorial - IIS Installation on Windows
Open the Server Manager application.
Access the Manage menu and click on Add roles and features.
Access the Server roles screen, select the Web Server (IIS) option and click on the Next button.
On the following screen, click on the Add features button.
On the IIS service screen, select the CGI option and finish the installation.
The IIS server is now installed on your computer.
Tutorial - Web Platform Installer on Windows
Now we need to install the Microsoft Web Platform Installer.
Open the IIS manager application and click on the following option:
• Get New web Platform components
This option is located on the top right part of the screen and will redirect you to the WebPI official website.
Access the Web platform installer website and download the installer.
Double click the Web platform installer and finish the installation.
After finishing the installation you are able to use the software.
Tutorial - WordPress Installation on Windows
Now, we need to use the Web Platform Installer to install WordPress on Windows.
There are multiple ways to start the Web platform installer.
Open the start menu and click on the Microsoft Web platform installer option.
Another way to start the software is to access the IIS manager and locate the Web platform installer option.
Wait for the Web platform to start.
Search for WordPress on the top right part of the screen.
Click on the Add button.
Click on the Install button.
The system will detect that you don't have the MySQL database installed.
It will automatically install the MySQL Database.
Enter a password for the MySQL root user and click on the Continue button.
The system will show a list of required software that will be automatically installed.
The system will download and install all the required software automatically.
On this screen, you are able to perform IIS customizations.
In our example, we did not perform customizations.
Click on the Continue button.
Here you need to enter random characters to help keep your WordPress installation safe.
The web installer software will show you a summary of your installation.