Manual install of PHP5 on Windows Server 2003 with IIS 6.1 and more.

I need some good instructions on how to do this install.  I do not want to use the installer, because I've never had any luck with it.

I also will need to install mysql and phpmyadmin, so reccomended version and instructions for that is appreciated.

I was also asked to make sure that PHP has GD 2.x and spell compiled for IIS.  I don't know if these are built in, or seperate libaries, so please advise.

Thanks

rurbaniakAsked:
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hujiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I've used that documentation and it worked for me. If you have problem with a special step, let me know and we can solve it, possibly. Also, I list some links here, that I've never used, but seem to be helpful to me:

http://www.thesitewizard.com/archive/php4install.shtml
http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/php/2000/12/14/php_admin.html
http://www.ricocheting.com/server/php.html
http://www.wowwebdesigns.com/power_guides/killer_trio_intro.php
http://php.morva.net/manual/en/install.windows.php
http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/00/44/index4a.html

Not all these links are addressing PHP 5 so you may need to neglect some parts.
Wish I can help
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hujiCommented:
I break your question to parts, and answer the separately.

(1)
About the GD: it is not installed on PHP, as much as I've noticed it. I opened a question here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/PHP/Q_21274350.html
months ago, and the summary is this:
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Edit windows\php.ini and look for the line ...
;extension=php_gd2.dll
and change it too ...
extension=php_gd2.dll

...

also, you have to find php_gd2.dll in the zipped package of PHP, and copy and paste it to the extensions folder, which is usually c:\WINDOWS\


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About the installation: Perhaps the best and most complete solution is provided here:
http://www.php.net/install.windows

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About MySQL: It is easy to install isn't it? You can download it from http://www.mysql.com/ (better say from here: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/) and the best version for you is MySQL 4.1 (since version 5.0 is still under production) (so you actually go to this page: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/4.1.html !!)

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About PHPMyAdmin: again, the installation is easy. You should download it from:http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php and if you need furthur documentation, I recommend these links:
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/documentation/
http://www.google.com/search?q=phpmyadmin+install&sourceid=opera&num=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

Wish I can help
Huji
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rurbaniakAuthor Commented:
The PHP install from php.net just doesn't work.  I've tried it, and it's not very informative.  Any others?
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hujiCommented:
Glad to be of help. :o)
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