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MSSQL Not loading in phpinfo

Posted on 2009-07-13
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I am using PHP to connect to a MSSQL server 2005 on an IIS7 Server 2008 box. I've downloaded and installed php 5.2.10 several times. I've used the installer and configured it manually. When I uncomment out the php_mssql.dll file in php.ini, it will not show in phpinfo().

I've done iisreset and other things and it is just not showing. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Question by:MrBaseball9
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From the PHP documentation at http://us.php.net/manual/en/mssql.requirements.php. This is the part that is usually missed.

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Requirements for Win32 platforms.

The extension requires the MS SQL Client Tools to be installed on the system where PHP is installed. The Client Tools can be installed from the MS SQL Server CD or by copying ntwdblib.dll from \winnt\system32 on the server to \winnt\system32 on the PHP box. Copying ntwdblib.dll will only provide access through named pipes. Configuration of the client will require installation of all the tools.
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by:MrBaseball9
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I actually downgraded php and was able to get a little farther. MSSQL is now showing up in phpinfo.  
I was reading somewhere where 5.3 doesn't play well with 64-bit architecture.

I'm now getting the following error:
Named Pipes Provider: Could not open a connection to SQL Server [53].
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Can you supply some code from where you make your connection?
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by:MrBaseball9
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I took out the username/password and it allowed me to connect. I now only have 1 error to fix and hopefully my program will be functional!

Here's the connection string that is successful:

$serverName = ("SERVERNAME");

$connectionInfo = array( "Database"=>"db_name");


$conn = sqlsrv_connect( $serverName, $connectionInfo);
if( $conn === false )
{
     echo "Unable to connect.</br>";
     die( print_r( sqlsrv_errors(), true));
}
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