install PHP with IIS 7 On a windows Vista

 This Guide will explain how to install and configure PHP on a windows Vista machine.

IIS 7 with Fast CGI Installed (Click here for instructions)
Microsoft Windows Vista with Service Pack1
Administrator Previlages
Click on start Menu and type  inetmgr in the Search box 


Double Click on handler Mappings from the right hand top corner
IIS 7 Module Mappings

Request path: *.php
Module: FastCgiModule
Executable: C:\[Path to your PHP installation]\php-cgi.exe
Name: PHP via FastCGI
Click OK. The dialog box appears asking if you want to create a FastCGI application for this executable. Click Yes.

Test that the handler mapping works correctly by creating a phpinfo.php file in the C:\inetpub\wwwroot folder that contains the following:
<?php phpinfo(); ?>.

Open a browser and navigate to http://localhost/phpinfo.php. If everything was setup correctly, then you will see the standard PHP information page.

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