Web Platform Installer and scripting web deployments


Awesome release from the IIS team. Now it is possible to do some scripting and automating IIS and web site/app configurations with the Web Platform Installer (WebPI). A command line interface for the WebPI has been released.

For everyone who does not know the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 3.0 (Web PI) it is a free tool that makes getting the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, including Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server Express, .NET Framework and Visual Web Developer very easy.

The Web PI also makes it easy to install and run the most popular free web applications for blogging, content management and more with the built-in Windows Web Application Gallery.

Read more and download the command line interface at IIS.net.