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Doc Bug #64494 Can't get PHP to act like it's installed
Submitted: 2013-03-22 23:00 UTC Modified: 2015-05-03 04:22 UTC
From: jeffjohnson at cox dot net Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: 5.4.13 OS: Windows 7
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2013-03-22 23:00 UTC] jeffjohnson at cox dot net
From manual page:

I've attempted to follow both the "Normal Install" and the "Manual Installation Steps".  As yet phpinfo() yields no output.  In fact when it is in a *.php file, IE can't even find/open it.  Seems like something is missing in doc.

(1) I chose the recommended download for Windows 7, the VC9 x86 Non Thread Safe (2013-Mar-15 04:08:07).
(2) I'm trying to install with IIS and FastCGI
(3) IIS does serve general *.htm sites

Specific issues:
(A) Under "Normal Install" instructions, there is a place where I am to "Run the MSI installer and follow the instructions provided by the installation wizard".  There is no obvious way to run it.  Using, Start - Run - msiexec.exe simply presents a help screen.  No *.msi file appears to be provided with the download = stuck.

(B) Using "Manual Installation", I made the changes in "Test Script", and also followed all the directions for configuration.

Since I haven't figured this out yet, I have no suggestions on how to fix.


Test script:
changes to the php.ini-development file:
< ;error_log = php_errors.log
> error_log = c:\inetpub\temp\php_errors.log
< doc_root =
> doc_root = "c:\Inetpub\wwwroot"
< ; extension_dir = "ext"
> extension_dir = "c:\php\ext"
< ;cgi.force_redirect = 1
> cgi.force_redirect = 0
< ;cgi.fix_pathinfo=1
> cgi.fix_pathinfo=1
< ;fastcgi.impersonate = 1
> fastcgi.impersonate = 1
< ;fastcgi.logging = 0
> fastcgi.logging = 0
< ;extension=php_mysql.dll
> extension=php_mysql.dll

Expected result:
Normal phpinfo() output

Actual result:


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 [2013-03-25 21:45 UTC] mail+php at requinix dot net
5.3 doesn't have a .msi installer... apparently... yet?... just the .zips, so 
the "Windows Installer" method won't work.

There's a page specifically for installing on IIS 7. Have you seen that yet?

1. Enable FastCGI support*
2. Follow the "Manual Installation Steps"
3. Create a handler for PHP*
4. Fiddle with permissions and other settings (IIS <3)

* Those are the two big steps you (seem to be) missing. Without those you just 
have a stock IIS installation.
 [2015-04-22 15:03 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2015-05-03 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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