Regular, ol' PHP, MS-SQL and Windows 7

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I've tried many configurations, xampp, mamp, ms, something called
"moompa", and have read dozens of posts and articles missing some
crucial information or implying that something doesn't really work
with something else., "XP isn't supported, MySQL works great but MS-
SQL *should* work fine except I've never done that, X isn't up to
date, PHP only works to version 5.2, Oracle and SYbase are great, so Y
should just work, here are a bunch of drivers -- just put them in the
right folder (wherever that is), I've got a book for 29.95 that'll
tell you how to do that,  never install Z in this folder or it'll be
cursed forever......" etc., etc......

All I want is to install PHP 5.3 on a Windows 7 machine and be able to
read from a Microsoft SQL database.

What's the quickest way to set this up?

Thanks millions!!!

Re: Regular, ol' PHP, MS-SQL and Windows 7

On 16/12/2011 in message

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WAMP Server for the base apps: /

DO NOT install it in Program Files on Win7 as writing to the Program Files
directory is limited/proscribed.

I've never used SQL but it works fine with MySQL.

Jeff Gaines Wiltshire UK
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