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Settings for Vanilla 1.1.4 on Windows server

edited November 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hi, I have uploaded all the files of Vanilla 1.1.4 on my windows server under a folder 'htdocs\forum'. But when i try to access this folder via it gives me an error stating "You dont have permissions to access this folder". I uploaded the same files on Linux server, it is working fine there. I need to get it working on windows server as well. Please help. Are there any special settings need to be doen for windows server.


  • What server software are you using?
  • Nothing must be done to Vanilla on Windows servers. To me, what you have is a configuration problem.
    Just try with the complete url:
  • I am using Windows Server 2003. I am not sure what configurations I need to make for running my script. I tried the link but it is actually downloading the php file.
  • Are you sure PHP is installed? Try to follow a step by step tuto on this.
    Have a nice configuration!
  • I guess you are right. Probably php is not installed on the server. I need to check it by uploading a basic test file. Is there anyway we can install the php on the server. I have bought this server froma reseller. Also is there any other good open source discussion forum freeware for windows server.
  • Is it a dedicated server or a managed server or a shared server? You can either install it as a module in IIS (though I've never successfully managed that personally) otherwise use something like WAMPP
  • Are you talking about XAMPP? Is it a discussion forum?
  • @Minisweeper: Have you test FastCGI on IIS. I read about it recently:
  • Cant say I have. I try and avoid IIS as much as possible these days. And yes I am talking about XAMPP, it's an apache/php/mysql packager for windows which always seems to work pretty well for me if you cant get php going in IIS.
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