On the JSLabs website, Justin Silverton has posted five cool things that you can do with PHP in a Windows environment:
Many PHP examples out there are designed for a linux/unix operating system. I am going to give some examples of some interesting functionality that only works with php running in a windows environment (IIS or apache).
Here's the list:
- Eject the CD-ROM
- Read and write from/to the registry
- Register and un-register phpscripts as a windows service
- Print pages/data
- List the current system processes
Each item has sample code and a simple explanation to get you started using it.