Seems that "yesterday" Microsoft introduced Microsoft Web Platform, a webapplication installer system that fetches and installs microsoft's server programs. I don't run anything on Windows. But this looks like a neat replacement for the package managers you'd use on other systems, specifically targeted a webapps.
Taffy - If you wanted a Windows production environment with SilverStripe, this is way we're most confident of you approaching this. One of the whole reasons for us working on the WebPI system was to allow you to confidently deploy SilverStripe on Windows. Keep us informed of how you go!
Hey Sigurd, Yes i definitely got that page. Once i clicked on that link however i got a 404 error. I have discovered that the 'default website' in IIS doesnt seem to have PHP installed as i tried browsing to http://localhost/install.php and was greeted with the message of not having PHP installed.
I copied the application mappings in IIS from the root of IIS into the applications mapping for the default site and now i get the following when browsing to http://localhost/install.php