When the new Web Platform Installer (3.0) was released I had trouble finding Windows Server AppFabric.  The new UI can be a little confusing so to save you some trouble here are the instructions for installing Windows Server AppFabric.

The Simple Way

  • Use this link it will launch the web platform installer and just install it.

The Web Platform Installer UI

Go to http://www.microsoft.com/web and download then run the Web Platform Installer

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In the search box type AppFabric and press enter

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The search results will take you to AppFabric (and let you know if it was already installed)

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Note: I have some old AppAbric Setup artifact on this machine – you might not see this.