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    Lightbulb Running PHP on IIS 4


    Here's my dillema:

    My employer is *set* upon using Windows NT 4.0 with IIS 4 for a web server, and Sybase SQL as a database server. I have been using the whole threesome of Apache/PHP/MySQL for some time now, but I can't talk them into using it.

    I was given the task of revamping the whole company site, which previously was a Frontpage 98, themed, cookie-cutter site, nothing dynamic or database driven at all.

    Beings that my area of expertise is PHP, I re-designed the whole site in PHP, and then realized that they were running IIS.

    I followed the PHP installation instructions for IIS 4, step by freakin' step. The weird thing is that some php scripts run, for instance, the "php_info()" function runs just fine on the IIS server, but when I get into more advanced coding, and grabbing stuff after the question mark in a URL aka the "$QUERY_STRING", it just flat out does nothing.

    Any suggestions ???
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    ISAPI support
    PHP 4.0 can be plugged into IIS as a native ISAPI module. This is much more efficient than PHP 3.0, which ran as a CGI (an external program).
    http://www.zend.com/zend/whats-new.php

    Windows NT and IIS 4
    To install PHP3 on an NT Server running IIS 4, follow these instructions:

    In Internet Service Manager (MMC), select the Web site or the starting point directory of an application.
    Open the directory's property sheets (by right clicking and selecting properties), and then click the Home Directory, Virtual Directory, or Directory tab.
    Click the Configuration button, and then click the App Mappings tab.
    Click Add, and in the Executable box, type: 'c:\path-to-php-dir\php.exe %s %s'. You MUST have the %s %s on the end, PHP will not function properly if you fail to do this.
    In the Extension box, type the file name extension you want associated with php scripts. (You must repeat step 5 and 6 for each extension you want associated with php scripts. (.php3 and .phtml are common)
    Set up the appropriate security. Make sure the directories that have php script files have 'Script' permission. (This is done in Internet Service Manager), and if your NT Server uses NTFS file system, add execute rights for I_USR_ to the directory that contains 'php.exe'.
    http://www.umesd.k12.or.us/php/win32install.html

    Configuring PHP on IIS guidelines




    This article was received from a very nice individual who wanted to share their thoughts about PHP and IIS. ASPfree.com or people involved who provide this information aren't responsible for anything that goes wrong by using this information. If this blows up your Server, we aren't responsible. This involves registry changes and such (So make backups before doing changes!). It's very detailed and if your not comfortable in doing this, leave the changes up to your web-admin. This content is provided only because we haven't seen too many other sites provide this type of information! Enjoy!!

    I am currently running PHP on Windows NT with IIS 4 installed. We use it
    on our Intranet server. I am also running MySQL database with IIS
    without any problems so far.

    The following is an extract of the readme.txt file, which gives the
    correct procedure (located in the php directory). I followed the
    procedure, configured IIS the same way as you would for ASP and have been
    playing around without any hassle!

    Basically you need to put your ini file (which you have to rename
    yourself into the correct directory for Win 95/98 or NT:
    (typicaly c:\windows or c:\winnt) <> rename the file php_iis_reg.inf for
    this

    After that you need only to configure IIS.
    registry entries for PWS & IIS:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE:System\CurrentControlSet\Services\W3Svc\Parameters\Scri
    pt Map
    .php3 "c:\php3\php.exe %s %s"

    *******************************************************************

    If you have used the setup program, and have IIS or PWS, you are almost
    ready to go. You must first decide which directories in your web server
    will contain php scripts, and make those directories executable. You will
    need to manualy edit configurations for other web servers. Otherwise,
    you can follow the instructions below for installation.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    An INF file (php_iis_reg.inf) has been included that will automaticaly
    add registry settings for
    IIS 3 and PWS.

    registry entries for PWS & IIS:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE:System\CurrentControlSet\Services\W3Svc\Parameters\Scri
    pt Map
    .php3 "c:\php3\php.exe %s %s"

    As more server specific information is gathered, more registry entries
    may
    be added.

    NOTE: I have not been able to get php to work correctly with PWS 4
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    INSTALLATION

    Make a directory, such as c:\php3, and place all the rest of the dlls
    there.

    If you are not using Apache NT server, you can set an environment
    variable in your autoexec.bat file, add this line:

    SET PHPRC=\windows\php3.ini

    and place your php3.ini file in whatever directory you specify.
    Otherwise, be sure to place php3.ini in your os directory
    (typicaly c:\windows or c:\winnt).

    msql1.dll, calendar.dll and msql2.dll must be located in the
    same directory as php3.exe, or you must specify where these files
    are located either in your php3.ini file, or in the php3 script.

    Notes on IIS4
    --------------------
    Start Internet Service Manager
    Right click on the website you are installing php in
    Select properties
    Click on the TAB "Home Directory"
    Select 'Script' under permisions
    Click on button 'Configuration'
    Click on button 'Add'
    Executable should be c:\php3\php.exe %s %s (Yes, TWO %s's acording to M$
    docs)
    Extension .php (or whatever you use)
    Check 'Script Engine'
    Click on OK
    Click on OK again.
    Stop then Start the web server.
    PHP should now work. If it doesn't verify the 'everyone' has full access
    to the
    directory c:\php3 and everything within it.

    Try running a simple script such as <? phpinfo(); ?>

    http://www.aspfree.com/asp/startpage.asp?id=99

    hopefully this helps..probably not though....
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    thanks


    thanks a lot. i figured out my problem though. the "register_globals" wasn't turned on!

    ...it is always the simplest things...
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    but of course....i hate it...lol

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