Trying to install FastCGI on Web Platform 3.0; error: "The product that you are trying to install is not supported on your operating system."

Platform: Windows 2008 R2, IIS 7.5

Hi. I am trying to install FastCGI on a Windows 2008 R2, IIS 7.5 server, using Web Platform 3.0.

In MSIE, I start at this web page: http://www.iis.net/download/fastcgi

And I click to download the FastCGI Update for IIS 7. Web Platform 3.0 launches and then I get this error:

 “The product that you are trying to install is not supported on your operating system. Click here for more information.”

When I click for more information, I am directed to this page: http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/604/troubleshooting-problems-with-microsoft-web-platform-installer-30/

 ... which does not seem to have a specific solution for me.

Does anybody know what I need to do to resolve this?

My goal is to run PHP, FastCGI, and PHP Manager on this Windows server. Thanks very much for your help.

Eric
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
The download on that page is for IIS6.  Look at this page: http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/246/using-fastcgi-to-host-php-applications-on-iis/  I believe it says that FastCGI is already part of IIS7.
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Eric BourlandAuthor Commented:
Dear Dave,

Interesting! I was able to install and run FastCGI on my previous server, which had IIS 7. This server has IIS 7.5.

I have confirmed, in Server Manager, that the CGI service is active.

I was reading up on IIS 7.5 here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753473.aspx

Do I need to worry at all about FastCGI?

Thank you very much for your help.

Eric
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
That page I linked tells you more than I know.  It is the recommended method.
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Eric BourlandAuthor Commented:
Got it. I'll go ahead and close this question. I installed PHP, and am getting  a handler error, but I am researching the way to fix that and I don't think it has anything to do with FastCGI. Thanks very much for your help.

Eric
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Eric BourlandAuthor Commented:
Thank you, DaveBaldwin!
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You're welcome.
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