Installation question MS IIS

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Can someone please confirm the following for me. If I am installing php (4  
or 5) on Windows (with IIS) and I am NOT using the Windows installer, but  
instead the windows php*.zip installation, I need only

1. Unzip the file to a directory. (say...c:\php)
2. Create my php.ini, and if I put it in c:\php I am ok(?)
3. Configure IIS for php.

Is that it? I mean, can someone confirm for me that this is all  (in a  
nutshell) I need to do get php (basically) running on a Windows IIS machine?  
Thanks Ike  

Re: Installation question MS IIS

Ike wrote:
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More or less...  The actual configuration, however, will depend on
whether you are installing PHP as a CGI binary, or with the ISAPI
module. For more information, see the Manual:


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NC wrote:

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One other thing to watch: userpermissions.
PHP runs typically on M$ under IIS as user IUSR_<machinename>.
Make sure that user has the rights to read all needed files.
That user also needs writepermission on a temp directory where sessions are  
stored, and any other directory you want to use for writing.

use php_info(); to test your installation.
Also make sure you have 1 php.ini file, saves a headache later on.

You do not need to restart the server, only IIS to test your new  

Erwin Moller

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