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I have just installed xampp on windows server 2008 64 bit machine (no exchange installed)
The installation completed without any errors
Mysql starts with no problem but the Apache server just refuses to start. I have changed to port to 888 in the httpd.conf file but when I try to start the server in the control manager, the message box tells me that it is trying to start on port 80 even though port 888 has been set up.
I have another server which has exactly the same OS and xampp installation and this message also appears but the server starts correctly. I presume this message is because of some hard coding somewhere.
Can someone please tell me why the server is just not starting - there are no error messages and the event viewer just tells me that the server could not start
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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can you post with the error message  you get when you try to restart/start?
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> .. message box tells me that it is trying to start on port 80 even though port 888 has been set up.
this indicates that the server seems to user another configuration than you changed

did you run xampp\setup_xampp.bat ?
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Change it at both Listen and Servername.
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by:doctorbill
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yes to both answers
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Anything in apache/logs/error.log?
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nothing at all
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a) Can you paste the syntax entered for the http.conf lines?
Plz paste don't type.

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Can you try
Listen 127.0.0.1:8080
and
Listen 0.0.0.0:8080

c) as per above can you try 8080 on Listen and Servername rather than 888

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in apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf is NameVirtualHost and/or VirtualHost uncommented? If so is the port right?
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by:ahoffmann
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> nothing at all
if you get nothing in error.log, you either checked the wrong file or started the wrong executable
please verify
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which log file do I need to look at
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apache/logs/error.log
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I have figured it out but I am still very confused:

When the IIS application "SBS Web Application " is running (needed for the OWA access) the Apahce server does not run. If this is stopped Apache server runs. The strange thing is that the conf file is set to port 888 but still Apache is trying to run on port 80

Also, other services like "Sharepoint" which use port 80 and port 449 (https) do NOT conflict with the Apache server even if they are running. The same with other web applications running and using port 80

The "SBS Web Applications" is using port 80 and port 443 for https. This is the ONLY application using port 443 and it is the ONLY application conflicting with Apache running on port 888,  so it looks as if the port 443 is causing the problem. How can I change Apache to run on an alternative port to 443 ?:
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That is set in apache/conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf
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by:doctorbill
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Thanks very much all of you - it made me  think about and investigate the problem in a logical stepwise fashion.
I don't have a lot of experience with Apache but this will certainly help me with future configurations
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