MySQL is set up successfully. But I ran into a problem with the wpilauncher.exe.
When I run it, it says, ".NET 2.0 is a prerequisite for the Microsoft Web Platform Installer. Click OK to download and install...".
When I do that, I get a windows dialogue error box entitled, "16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem", saying, "...The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction..." and some path info. And I can get no further.
I am sorry to hear about the issues running the install on WebPI. :-( I checked out the thread on the IIS forums as well. We have been seeing a bunch of issues related to proxies -- we are going to release a new build of the WebPI that addresses this issue in the next week or so. You don't have to install new bits to get the build. If you have WebPI on your computer, it will upgrade itself when the build is available. That build should solve the problems that you are seeing. Sorry about the difficulties and thanks for your feedback -- it helped us identify a problem that we are going fixing now.