phpBB on windows server 2000

Discussion in 'Windows Server Systems' started by codementor, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. codementor

    codementor OSNN Junior Addict

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    I would like to install phpBB 2.0 on a windows 2000 server on my network, so that network users can access this locally as a method of communicating over the network in addition to email. This needs to be available to about 200 people on site, which is managed by 3 NT domain controllers. Clients are mostly running W2k, XP.

    So I install W2k Advanced Server, MSSQL 2000, and IIS and other stuff.

    When I run install.php it just opens the source code in IE (ver 5.0).

    Does anyone know what I am doing wrong, or if I need extra software (can only be free stuff). Haven't even started to look at the nightmare of using mssql yet.....

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I would recommend getting PHP5, phpBB should work with it. This is for 2 reasons

    1) PHP4 is End Of Life from beginning of 2008
    2) PHP4 Win32 is a royal pain in the arse to make work with MySQL 4.1+
     
  4. codementor

    codementor OSNN Junior Addict

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    Both geffy and madmatt thanks for your help.