instaling php on iis

Hi,

I am tring to install the latest version of PHP on IIS/windows and when I try and open my phpinfo file I just get a download dialogue box. I think this may be a permissions problem. Any ideas?
roscoeh23Asked:
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ellandrdConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Any luck?

Ellandrd
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
>I think this may be a permissions problem.
no, this is just a configuration of IIS, see here for the step:
http://www.dslwebserver.com/main/sbs-php-iis.html

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roscoeh23Author Commented:
That seems to work except that the page hangs for ages with 'website found..waiting for repy' at the bottom.

Ther are two php exe files in my installation


php.exe

php-win.exe

and also

php-cgi.exe


Thanks,

Ross


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roscoeh23Author Commented:
forgot to say the page never actualy loads. Tried a 'hello world' too.
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Ryan ChongCommented:
If you're using Windows 2003 Server, you may try refer to this:

http://www.visualwin.com/PHP-ISAPI/
http://www.visualwin.com/PHP/

You can also try Allow the "All Unknown ISAPI Extensions" on the "Web Service Extensions" if above not working.

hope this helps too.
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ellandrdCommented:
>>I am tring to install the latest version of PHP on IIS/windows and when I try and open my phpinfo file I just get a download dialogue box. I think this may be a permissions problem. Any ideas?

yes - have you tried using the PHP installer that will configure IIS for you??

http://phplens.com/phpeverywhere/easywindows

this is a manual for installing PHP on windows: http://uk.php.net/install.windows

http://www.php.net/downloads.php

and if on IIS6 with window server 2003, give this a read: http://www.peterguy.com/php/install_IIS6.html

i would still give the PHP installer a go. like i said it will automatically configure IIS for you.  all you need is your index.php file with <?=phpinfo();?> in it to test your configuration...

good luck!

ellandrd
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ellandrdCommented:
Thank you for the points and grade

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