Upgrade Apache 2.2.10 to 2.2.21 on Windows

I need to upgrade my web server from Apache 2.2.10 to 2.2.21 but i'm fairly unfamiliar with how to do so.  It's running on Windows Server 2003 and I've downloaded the 2.2.21 msi file from apache's website.  I make a copy of the conf folder inside of apache and then ran the update.  Once updated i copied the conf folder back in.  Is that how i need to do it?  My website layout didn't play nicely after the upgrade.

Also, will this affect PHPMyAdmin or MySQL?  Both are currently installed on the web server too.
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xtermConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Can you describe what "didn't play nicely"?  Copying the conf folder back in should've done just fine, unless there are some deprecated configuration directives in the new version.  What does error_log say when you attempt to start it?

PHPMyAdmin is just an application - it will not be affected unless you have made changes to PHP.  If your previous PHP module was somewhere inside the old Apache tree but I don't think that is a standard location for installation on Windows.  Look for your libphp5.dll and make sure it's still being referenced correctly in the LoadModule directive in httpd.conf

MySQL is completely unrelated to this upgrade, and nothing will change there.  It should still be running independently, and awaiting connections from Apache/PHP.
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c3veryAuthor Commented:
the 'didn't play nicely' was probably CSS as items on the page were shifted outside of there normal location.  I'll have to try again and get the error logs.  Since the web server is virtual i rolled the snapshot back so i don't have those log files any more.
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xtermCommented:
If items on the page moved, that sounds like perhaps a path issue to the actual css, which shouldn't have changed, unless you had some inside the apache tree.

Nevertheless, perhaps you could try again and get some debug & I'll help you figure it out.
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c3veryAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info.  I'm currently getting a virtual clone of the server in a test bed so that i can make all the changes i need without affecting my production network.  Hope to have something ready to test tomorrow.

I'll run the update on apache and update the conf folder and try and get some log files.
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xtermCommented:
Perfect..i'm standing by.
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c3veryAuthor Commented:
So i think were good.  I made a copy of the Apache conf folder, uninstalled Apache, rebooted, installed the latest version of Apache, copied the old conf folder in, restarted Apache.

Things seems to be good.  I've tried IE and Firefox from the web server itself and then changed the host file on my laptop to point to it and tried it with Chrome.

The only snag i ran into is that whomever installed it originally didn't install it in the default directory.  So the first time that i tried it was probably going off of some old files.

Now, i just need to upgrade PHPMyAdmin and MySQL.  I'll create some other Open Questions.  Feel free to hop on those for the points if you like.
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xtermCommented:
Glad it worked out!
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