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I am using PHP on my IIS server.

I am trying to write to a file using PHP in a file at http://localweb/local/Management/testfile.php. I want it to write to an exsiting file:-

C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Local\Management\Files\Registrations\test.txt

testfile.php contains the following attached code snippet.

I have set the open_basedir in PHP.INI and phpinfo reports it to be:-

C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Local;C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\mydomain.com;C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wiki

I am getting the error message:-

"Warning: fopen(Files\Registrations\test.txt) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Local\HostingManagement\testfile.php on line 4"

I have tried various combinations of paths etc and none of the give me any joy.

Can anyone suggest how I get this working, or what I am doing wrong?



<?php
$filename = "Files\\Registrations\\test.txt";
$newdata = "test data";
$f=fopen($filename,"w");
fwrite($f,$newdata);
fclose($f);  
?>

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Question by:cescentman
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by:steelseth12
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First try

$filename = "Files".DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR."Registrations".DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR."test.txt";

if that doesnt work then try

$filename = "Files".DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR."Registrations".DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR."test.txt";

chmod($filename,0666);

if that doesnt work then open your ftp software and set the permissions from there.

Right click on the file you should see something like permissions or attributes then change them
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by:cescentman
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I will try this but does chmod have any effect on a windows server? there is no need for ftp as in this case the path is local and I'm not using ftp.
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change the permission on the C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\ for the IUSR user to have write privileges
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by:cescentman
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So simple but so effective, fantastic thanks.
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