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Problem installing PHP on IIS5.1

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I installed PHP 5.2.14 using Microsoft's Web Platform feature on my WIndows XP development machine. I am running IIS5.1 Everytime I try to browse a PHP page using localhost the file just wants to download, it won't display. Please help!
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by:Dangle79
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you need to set up the mime type. the installer tends to fail to associate .php files with the engine.

http://www.iis-aid.com/articles/how_to_guides/installing_php_5_iis_5_simple_steps?page=0%2C2

page 3 of this document specifically
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I checked the MIME type for .php and it was set to c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\fcgiext.dll. I changed it to c:\Program Files\PHP\php5.dll. But the same problem persisted? Do I have to restart or should I be using a different file for the MIME type?
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i point mine directly at php.exe
you need to make sure the execute permissions are set to scripts only and then you should restart IIS for good measure
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I changed it to point to php.exe, set the permissions to scripts only and restarted IIS but it is still trying to download the index.php file? Any other ideas?
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by:kenjpete
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OOPS! Looks like I had permission set wrong....it is working now....thanks!
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