Over the past couple of years I kept looking at the /web App Gallery and noticed something was missing. phpBB is a widely used open source bulleting board system.  You can certainly go download the product and walk through the setup documentation and information.  That process can be tedious. Wouldn’t you like a simple installer?  Sure you would.

The Microsoft Web Platform is an integrated toolset that helps simplify the process of installing PHP,  databases, and products like Drupal.  phpBB has now been added to that list and will help you install this widely popular product on the Windows platform.

Ready?  Go get the Web Platform Installer @  After that it’s simple a matter of finding and selecting phpBB.  Enjoy!