Some users might want to install python on their IIS, for example in order to establish SSO by using python code. How can I install it?
In order to do so, follow these steps:
Insure you have CGI installed on your IIS: Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> on the left hand side, go to "Turn Windows Features on or off" -> Under the IIS node, make sure CGI is installed:
Download Python for Windows, from python.org (doesn't matter 2.7 or python 3, depends on your preference). Make sure you get the x64 version if you have an x64 version of Windows.
Unpack and install that python MSI. Choose the default, which puts python into c:\PythonX (X will be replaced with your Python version)
Create a directory to hold your "development" python scripts. Eg, c:\dev\python
Set the permissions on the files in the directory c:\dev\python to allow IIS to read and execute. Do this by running these two icacls.exe commands from the command line: cd \dev\python icacls . /grant "NT AUTHORITY\IUSR:(OI)(CI)(RX)" icacls . /grant "Builtin\IIS_IUSRS:(OI)(CI)(RX)"
Open the IIS manager, and create a new application. Specify the virtual path as /py and the physical path as c:\dev\python:
Within the new IIS application, add a script map for *.py, and map it to c:\python27\python.exe %s %s:
create a "HelloWorld.py" file in c:\dev\python with this as the content: print('Content-Type: text/plain') print('') print('Hello, world!')