Writing to file using PHP on IIS

Posted on 2007-11-28
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
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:-


testfile.php contains the following attached code snippet.

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


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?

$filename = "Files\\Registrations\\test.txt";
$newdata = "test data";

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Question by:cescentman
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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";


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

Author Comment

ID: 20366725
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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nplib earned 2000 total points
ID: 20367246
change the permission on the C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\ for the IUSR user to have write privileges

Author Comment

ID: 20368638
So simple but so effective, fantastic thanks.

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