Thanks for posting.
What version of Windows 7 are you running FileMaker Server 11 Advanced on?
What is the processor speed and RAM on the server machine?
What is the exact error you receive during web server deployment?
Are any web sites running through IIS on the Windows 7 machine?
How many network adapters are running your machine?
If you have more then one network adapter, disable all but one of them, reboot, and launch the admin console. From the admin console, select edit deployment and enable web publishing again.
It is also possible there could be a service conflict causing the issue. You may want to try a selective start up on the Windows 7 machine. From the start menu, type msconfig in the search box. Launch the system configuration utility and select the general tab. Set the start up type to selective start up. Go to the services tab and check “Hide all Microsoft Services.” Uncheck all the services except Bonjour and FileMaker Server. Hit apply and ok to reboot with services disabled. After the reboot, test the web deployment again.
Turns out I guess I was expecting too much from the installer. I assumed that if I chose not to enable the special web publishing options but to include instant web publishing the installer would install everything it needs. As I found out you still need to have a complete installation of IIs on a PC before you can use iwp. I don't understand why the installer cannot make this change. The information available on trouble shooting installations is woefully inadequate. We left the days of getting a good manual with sofware some years ago. We no seem to have entered an era where less and less information will be published and available.
It would have seemed simple to indicate somewhwere in the install instrucitons EXACTLY what would be necessary for each feature.