change fastcgi settings

Posted on 2011-09-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
windows server standard without hyper v  service pack 2  copywright 2007

how to change fastcgi settings

i do not see fastcgi icon on iis manager

is fastcgi properly installed

Question by:rgb192
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Expert Comment

ID: 36554057
To enable FastCGI do the following:

Add the CGI Role Service to IIS.

 CGI Role
Once you've added CGI, you can go into IIS manager and create Handler Mappings.  If you need FastCGI for PHP, it will create the handler mapping for you.

 Handler Mapping
You should be aware however that some things like PHP which rely on fastcgi will not work if PHP is 32 bit (which it is on Windows), and the server is 64 bit.  PHP will only work with fastcgi if the server, and consequently, IIS, is 32 bit.  

Author Comment

ID: 36554125
yes, I did that.

but I still dont see the fastcgi icon in iis 7 manager

and I can only edit 'edit module mapping'  which has four options.

Expert Comment

ID: 36554162
You won't see anything that says Fastcgi except in the module mapping.  When you click "Add Module Mapping" you should see the module "FastCgiModule" in the drop down list for Module, as per my second screenshot.

Author Comment

ID: 36554302
but I can not edit fast cgi settings in iis7 manager because only the cgi icon is there

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Assisted Solution

Lester_Clayton earned 150 total points
ID: 36554310
Ignore the CGI icon.  Go into Handler Mapping and edit or add a new Handler Mapping which will use FastCGI.

 Handler Mapping

Author Comment

ID: 36554359
you do not have a fastcgi icon either

on my old windows server 2008, I could click on fastcgi icon and select what error page is shown for a 500error

how do I do this

Accepted Solution

vaibhavjaiman earned 350 total points
ID: 36555669
you need to install the administration pack for the same

Also check out the below URL for the PHP fast-cgi setup

Author Closing Comment

ID: 36564662
best answer was installing the admin pack

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