phpBB on windows server 2000


OSNN Junior Addict
31 Aug 2007
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.


OSNN Veteran Addict
18 Mar 2002
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+

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