To make things a bit quicker when using Phing on Windows use the following registry entry to create a right click option that integrates with Phing.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Phing] @="Phing It!" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Phing\command] @="cmd.exe /K phing -f \"%1\""
Save the above text into a file with a .reg file extension and run it by double clicking on it (you can also right click and select Merge). You will get a message asking if you want to add information to the registry, click "Yes" to allow the entry.
With this in place will see a menu item called "Phing it!" when you right click on a file. If you run this on a Phing build.xml file you will open a command window and run the command phing -f, passing in the filename you clicked on as the argument. This runs the build file and is a quick and easy way to run Phing tasks on your Windows environments.
This has been tested fully on Windows XP, but if you have any problems please let me know.