Windows Server AppFabric is an extension of the Application Server role on the Windows platform. At the time of this writing there are two ways to install Windows Server AppFabric. One is the standard direct install and the other is using Microsoft's new and exciting Web Platform Installer (WPI).
In this recipe, we will go through the step-by-step instructions to install Windows Server AppFabric using WPI. Needless to say, if you already have Windows Server AppFabric installed on your machine, then you can skip this recipe.
WPI is the preferred approach because it streamlines the installation process by smartly identifying and installing the prerequisite software.
Windows Server AppFabric can ...