Installing Windows Server AppFabric with the Web Platform Installler


If you want to setup Windows Server AppFabric Beta 2 on a Development Workstation your best option is to use the Microsoft Web Platform Installer.  When you launch it you will immediately have a question…

Where is AppFabric?

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If you saw the video on Channel 9 endpoint.tv - Announcing Windows Server AppFabric Beta 2 then you will recall that when Byron ran the Web Platform Installer there was another tab group called Enterprise.

How to fix it

Just click on the Options

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Then select Enterprise

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Now you will see a new tab Enterprise with a group called Application Server which includes Windows Server AppFabric as the only item for now.

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Unfortunately – it never shows up in the What’s New? area even after you enable Enterprise scenarios.

Hopefully we can make this better by the final release.

Comments (1)
  1. Byron Tardif says:

    You can also use the AppFabric direct link:

    http://www.microsoft.com/web/gallery/install.aspx?appsxml=http://www.microsoft.com/web/webpi/2.0/EnterpriseProductList.xml&appid=AppFabric

    This will also install WPI if you don’t have it already.

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