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FastCGI error after upgrading to PHP 5.3.3

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Server: Windows 2003 Server, IIS 6
Everything worked fine until I have upgraded from PHP 5.1 to 5.3.3 and now when I try to access a php website II get this error:

FastCGI Error
The FastCGI Handler was unable to process the request.
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Error Details:

•The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly
•Error Number: -2147467259 (0x80004005).
•Error Description: Unspecified error
HTTP Error 500 - Server Error.
Internet Information Services (IIS)
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Question by:evo_x
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by:javajws
ID: 33583576
You need to switch to the non-thread safe version of PHP.  See:
http://forums.iis.net/p/1151022/1876417.aspx
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by:evo_x
ID: 33583605
I did that, but nothing changed.
I can't find the php5isapi.dll file in the PHP distribution ZIP, also the installation did not installed that file.
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by:javajws
ID: 33583756
See the discussion here:
http://boardreader.com/thread/IIS_6_PHP_in_FastCGI_Error_0x80004005_9t83Xotyh.html

Better yet, follow Microsoft's recommendations for installing PHP at this link:
http://blogs.iis.net/donraman/archive/2009/10/07/installing-php-on-windows.aspx
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by:contactrobol
ID: 33583811
Use this link to install php. remove previous versions installed

http://php.iis.net/
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by:shalabhsharma
ID: 33583981
You PHP process is crashing you have to revere to earlier version (if you have backup restore it) or reinstall it again.

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by:evo_x
ID: 33583985
I have uninstalled PHP and installed from php.iis.net which is an older version (5.2) but I still get the same error.
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by:contactrobol
ID: 33583991
open cmd and go to c:\php
and then type php-cgi.exe or php.exe and press enter wht messege you get ?
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by:evo_x
ID: 33584016
I don't get any message, just a cursor prompt
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by:evo_x
ID: 33584031
The PHP is installed in Program Files\PHP and in C:\PHP I have two DLL files ISAPI_FCGI.DLL and NSAPI_FCGI.DLL and PHP.ini
I hope this is not a problem
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by:contactrobol
ID: 33584834
add read and write permission on php folder
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by:evo_x
ID: 33588214
setting the permission did not help
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by:shalabhsharma
ID: 33589297
go to command prompt
C>cd c:\program files\php
C:\program files\php>php-v

what out put it show.
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by:evo_x
ID: 33589515
I don't have any file called php-v
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by:shalabhsharma
ID: 33589549
It is not a php file it will show the php version and display the error if any with php
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by:evo_x
ID: 33590015
ok, I did that and the php never returns, and the file is 0 bytes
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by:shalabhsharma
ID: 33590136
Which file with 0 bytes you refering?

I assuming that your php path is c:\program files\php

I will suggest you to Install PHp from the begining

delete PHP folder from C:\PHp and c:\program files\php
delete any php.ini from windows\system32

Configure the php using any one URL as per your choice.
http://www.visualwin.com/PHP
or
http://www.iisadmin.co.uk/?p=4
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by:evo_x
ID: 33590177
the output file is 0 bytes php-v
ok,I will try that
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by:evo_x
ID: 33590539
ok, I did that (also re-installed the FastCGI) but now I get page not found when I try to access the php site.
The problem is not in the PHP installation, but in FastCGI settings,I don't have php5isapi.dll file !

Here is a list of server modules shipped with PHP 5:

     * sapi/php5apache2_2.dll - Apache 2.2.x module.
     * sapi/php5apache.dll (php5apache.dll) - Apache 1.x module
     * sapi/php5apache2.dll (php5apache2.dll) -  - Apache 2.0.x module.
     * sapi/php5isapi.dll - ISAPI Module for ISAPI compliant web servers
       like IIS 5.0 or newer. However the FCGI SAPI is recommended with
       IIS

I can't find any of these files in the PHP installation !
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evo_x earned 0 total points
ID: 33590773
I have followed this tutorial to configure fastcgi and now it works :)
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/247/using-fastcgi-to-host-php-applications-on-iis-60/
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