How to install Application Request Routing (ARR) 2.5 without Web Platform Installer (WebPI)

Posted: Apr 20, 2011  4 comments  

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Note: The content of this post is outdated. Please refer to the new post at http://blogs.iis.net/erez/archive/2013/11/27/installing-arr-manually-without-webpi.aspx for updated info and links. 

When ARRv2.5 was released in March 2011, it was made available only via WebPI.   (Release announcement is here and the explanation on the WebPI dependency is here.) 

Since then, I've been asked if ARRv2.5 can be installed outside of WebPI, specifically for those who want to install ARR on Server Core where WebPI is not available.  In short, yes, ARR can be installed without WebPI.  But before we dive into that, let me provide more contexts.  ARR consists of 4 IIS Extensions and WebPI manages the dependencies so that IIS Extensions that make up ARR can be installed in a correct order.   The 4 IIS Extensions are:

  • URL rewrite
  • Web Farm Framework
  • ARR
  • External Cache

So to install ARRv2.5 (only English version is available at this time) without WebPI, you would have to install the 4 IIS Extensions separately in the following order:  

Stop IIS first by typing "net stop was /y" and "net stop wmsvc /y" on an elevated command-line window.

  • x86:
  • URL rewrite (v2): Download from here.
  • Web Farm Framework (v1): Download from here.
  • ARR (v2.5): Download from here.
  • External Cache (v1): Download from here.
  • x64:
  • URL rewrite (v2): Download from here.
  • Web Farm Framework (v1): Download from here.
  • ARR (v2.5): Download from here.
  • External Cache (v1): Download from here.

Don't forget to start IIS and you are all set.

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Sep 10 2012 by 0564deibert

Hi,

files under x64 are only for AMD based processors or can be used for Intel based x64 machines??

thanks

SR

Apr 23 2013 by sramiz

Hi SR,

You can use x64 files for Intel based x64 machines!

I made this installation yesterday sucessful in IIS7 + WinServer2K8R2 64bits (Xeon processor).

Regards,

Ricardo S. Fíngolo

Apr 29 2013 by rfingolo

Please note that the content of this post is outdated. Refer to the new post at blogs.iis.net/.../installing-arr-manually-without-webpi.aspx for updated info and links.

Nov 27 2013 by tmorton

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