Hi, all: I wanted to pop back in and answer comments...one thing to note is that if you go into the Web PI user forum (forums.iis.net/1155.aspx), you can also post your questions there and a member of the community, feature team or our support will be able to answer more quickly.
A couple of points:
1. We were seeing a lot of proxy issues so we issued a refresh of WebPI. After we post a refresh, the next time you launch WebPI, you will be asked to upgrade your version. If you accept, you will get the latest build which fixes known proxy issues. If not, then you might see these again.
2. We are seeing some cases where previous installations of PHP are causing some odd behaviors when 5.2.9-2 is installed. I would post your questions to forums.iis.net/1104.aspx.
When you are running into problems with WebPI, the best thing to do is post the question to the forums with your log files. WebPI stores all the log files generated by the Windows Installer technology (which is what the PHP community builds to install on Windows) in a single directory. To look at the logs , open Windows Explorer and type the following into the address bar:%localappdata%\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer\logs
In this directory and all its subdirectories you will find the installation logs of all the products WebPI installs. WebPI also displays a link to the log file that failed in its summary screen. I would recommend checking out those log files and copying the contents in a forum post. That makes it much easier to figure out what's going with your machine.
May 01 2009 by