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Hello,

I'm having an issue getting errors to output to the browser with PHP under IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003. I've set the php.ini file in the Windows directory by uncommenting:

error_reporting  =  E_ALL
dispaly_errors = On

And I've also tried setting the values at runtime in my scripts with:

ini_set('display_errors', 0)
ERROR_REPORTING(E_ALL);

But I'm unable to throw any errors. I'm basically using an includes statement in a script to a file that doesn't exist, but the script still executes error free; no suppression directives, etc used anywhere.  Thinking it's an IIS thing since I never ran into this under Apache.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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Please try specifying an error log file in your php.ini and check it to ensure that errors are being logged.

Is the rest of the PHP script outputting content to your browser, or are you receiving an HTTP 500 Internal Server Error message?

Try also setting display_startup_errors to On because I think an include() might be considered a startup routine thing hehe.

Try also running a phpinfo(); script and check the output to ensure that the path for the php.ini is the file you are editing.

If you are using ISAPI or FastCGI you should restart the IIS service every time you modify your php.ini for full changes to take effect.
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by:jmoriarty
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Hi AdiF,

Interestingly, no, the script outputs nothing when an error is present, even if I do something simple like the attached code snippet. If I remove the require statement, the echo output's fine however.  No internal server either though, just a blank, white screen.

PHP is configured as an ISAPI module, and I did restart IIS after each change. I restarted again just now to triple check, same affect.

Double checked phpinfo(); and it is pulling from the C:\Windows .ini, so we're okay there, and startup errors are actually on. display_startup_errors = On

 no errors are logged, either. error_logging = On in .ini, and
error_log = "C:/PHP/logs/err.log" directive set as well.

Strange, eh?

<?php
 
require("filedoesnotexist.php");  
 
// Get the current include path settings from php config file
$path = ini_get('include_path');
echo $path
 
?>

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by:jmoriarty
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Found the problem - I was completely misreading the phpinfo() output. The loaded config file was actually in another directory. D'oh.

Thanks for the help either way.

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by:AdiF
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...*snickers*  :)  hehehe.  troubleshooting is a pain-- finding out you've overlooked a troubleshooting candidate is even more annoying :P

no problem!
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