(I've been doing my best researching this.. apologies if this post is in the wrong area of moodle.org)
I'm currently being tasked with moving a large ( > 10,000 users) production server (1.9.5) currently hosted on Linux to a Windows environment.
I've been researching the various stack options, but before I give my recommendations to the business I wanted to ask the community. (I don't really have a choice in the change to windows)
My personal experience with moodle on windows has been limited to my own development environment. Do large moodle (2.5) on windows production servers exist "out there"?
The current environment is LAMP, and I'm at the moment I'm thinking WIMP may be the best option (IIS 7.5), rather than using apache on windows due to performance concerns. Also under consideration is a move to MSSQL rather than MySQL, but this is relatively minor.
The skill set of the company employees (microsoft admins/devs) is a major factor... but not major enough if the site performance suffers too much.
Essentially if there are *large*, proven: Windows, IIS 7.5, MSSQL, PHP moodle servers out there - that would be great to know.
Are there any showstoppers with version 2.5 or popular moodle mods?