How to install IIs 7.5 on Windows 7

This post will guide you through the steps on how to install IIs 7.5 on Windows 7. You must have administrator privileges to perform this operation.

1. Go to Control Panel –> Programs and Features –> Turn Windows features on or off.

Control Panel, Programs and Features, Turn Windows features on or off

2. Put a checkmark in the World Wide Web Services. This will select the most common features for the web server. In my case, I also have selected the ASP.NET, and Basic and Windows Authentication features. Some features may not be available depending on which edition of Windows 7 you have. This article will give an overview on Available Web Server (IIS) Role Services in IIS 7.5 for the various editions.

Turn Windows features on and off, select World Wide Web Services

3. Click Ok and Windows will install the selected features.

Windows makes changes to features.

4. Verify that the installation succeeded by browsing to http://localhost. This should display the IIs logo.

Showing the IIS logo

5. If you have done this after installation Visual Studio 2010 (and .NET Framework v4) you will only have the default .NET v2 application pools:

.NET Framework v2 application pools

so in order to get the .NET Framework v4 integration and application pools, you will have to register the .NET Framework v4 with IIS. Open an elevated command prompt change directory to C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319

and type: aspnet_regiis.exe -i

Now, the .NET Framework v4 application pools are available:

.NET Framework v4 application pools

HP Optimized Power Plan on Windows 7

Optimized power plan on Windows 7

In the downloads section on the support pages on http://www.hp.com  for my HP EliteBook 8730w, I did found that HP is offering something called “System Default Settings for Microsoft Windows 7” One thing that this installs is a new power plan called HP Optimized, which actually replaces the default Balanced power plan.

So what differs between the two? I compared them and come to the following differences:

BalancedHP Optimized
Sleep/Hibernate after/On battery
360 minutes
Sleep/Hibernate after/Plugged in:
360 minutes
Sleep/Hibernate after/On battery
1080 minutes
Sleep/Hibernate after/Plugged in:
1080 minutes
Power buttons and lid/Lid close action/Plugged in:
Sleep
Power buttons and lid/Power button action/On battery:
Sleep
Power buttons and lid/Power button action/Plugged in:
Sleep
Power buttons and lid/Lid close action/Plugged in:
Do nothing
Power buttons and lid/Power button action/On battery:
Shut down
Power buttons and lid/Power button action/Plugged in:
Shut down
Display/Display brightness/Plugged in:
100%
Display/Display brightness/Plugged in:
56%
Balanced Power PlanHP Optimized Power Plan

Show all Control Panel settings in Windows 7/Vista. A.k.a “GodMode”

If you want to see all the settings you can adjust in the Control Panel in one window, do the following:

On the desktop, create a new folder and name it: All Settings.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

When opened, it will show all the possible action you can do in the Control Panel in one large scrollable window:

 

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Note that it doesn’t show you anything that you otherwise could not see in the Control Panel. It just show you a list of all available items.

So, whoever coined the term “GodMode” apparently didn’t have much high expectations.

Taken from Steve Claytons blog.