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Installing on Windows with IIS

edited December 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I'm trying to install the latest version of Vanilla on a Windows/IIS7 server but I can't get past the installation screen of Vanilla.

I keep getting bounced back to the installation page. With no error message.

If I check the conf directory there has been created files like "conAD3F.tmp" with my config data but the config.php is empty. If I manually copy the content of one of the tmp files to config.php I still get the installation page but with some prefilled fields.

When I check the database I see that there has been tables created, and the user I created is also there.

In my web.config I tried to simulate the htaccess rewrite with:

                <rule name="Main Rule" stopProcessing="true">
                    <match url=".*" />
                    <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAll">
                        <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsFile" negate="true" />
                        <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsDirectory" negate="true" />
                    <action type="Rewrite" url="index.php\?p=$1" />

but I'm not sure I got it right.

I'm using php 5.2.13


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    x00x00 MVP
    edited December 2011

    you are going into fairly uncharted territory. Some people may have done it but it is not supported.

    I would search for IIS

    grep is your friend.

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    you might wan to check this out

    grep is your friend.

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    I don't think my problem is with the rewrite stuff. Can't get the installation page to work. The latest version on Vanilla was release yesterday(?). Maybe a bug? Anyone installed the latest release on Windows/IIS?

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    have you turned on error logs and debug mode?

    grep is your friend.

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    edited December 2011

    no, good idea, will try that

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    Didn't help much, did get any errors. but same result

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