Howto: Install PHP on Windows 2003 Web Edition Published: Mar 17, 2005
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This guide helps walk you through installing PHP on Windows 2003 Web Server Edition with easy step-by-step instructions, PHP and Windows can finally play nice.

Howto: Install PHP on Windows 2003 Web Edition

1) Download latest version of PHP from www.php.net
2) Unzip contents to c:\php\
3) Copy all files from c:\php\dlls\ to c:\windows\system32\
4) Copy all files from c:\php\sapi\ to c:\windows\system32\
5) Copy c:\php\php.ini to c:\windows\php.ini

6) Open IIS, and add a "Web Service Extension"
7) Call the extension "PHP"
8) set the path as c:\windows\system32\php4isapi.dll
9) set the status to "allow"
10) Right click the "Web Sites" folder, and select properties
11) On the "Home Directory" tab, select "Configuration"
12) Click "Add", then browse to c:\windows\system32\php4isapi.dll, set the extension as .php, and deselect "Verify that the file exists".
13) Click Okay
14) Apply the setting to all sites.
15) Restart IIS

Congratulations, you now have a working PHP installation.

Thanks to: Sunmoon on Ev1 forums

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Comments (9)

  • Gravatar - Luis Villarino
    Luis Villarino 19:29, June 22, 2005
    Very Goog
  • Gravatar - Doug
    Doug 12:59, October 3, 2006
    good concise article for a crap user interface (iis)
  • Gravatar - alex
    alex 03:00, October 11, 2006
    KISS. wasted a day before this finally worked!
  • Gravatar - DM
    DM 11:31, February 27, 2007
    Nice tutorial
  • Gravatar - lboni
    lboni 12:50, April 6, 2007
    useful and coincise article... thanks!
  • Gravatar - Gezae
    Gezae 17:20, May 4, 2007
    well come to new world
  • Gravatar - Ajose
    Ajose 12:14, October 10, 2007
    Pls kindly send me info on latest technological devices
  • Gravatar - Diego
    Diego 12:32, January 2, 2009
    Very practical, useful and simple article....thanks and happy new year!..
  • Gravatar - izno
    izno 13:31, April 20, 2010
    the folder "php" have no dlls inside. so i don't know witch files i need to copy to the system32 folder. :(

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