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Tim Huffam Dotting the I and crossing the T of I.T. February 2009 Entries
php mysql extension not loading/Quick Install of a WIMP stack (PHP, MySQL, PHPMyAdmin on Windows XP and IIS)
On a fresh php installation (on WinXP using IIS 5) the mysql extension did not load. This turned out to be because php could not find the libmysql.dll library - to resolve just put the php dir (eg "c:\xampp\php) and the ext dir (c:\xampp\php\ext) into the PATH environment variable (and restart iis). To verify your php configuration, create a php file with the following content: <?php phpinfo(); ?> Save this as something like info.php into your web root dir and navigate to it with a browser ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 4, 2009 12:47 PM

How to change permissions on Vista Home so you can update your hosts file
Windows Vista Home edition has some funny quirks - and this one is a prime example... When trying to update my hosts file I get permission denied. That's odd - so I check the permissions and sure enough Administrator group has write access - yet I am the only administror on the system. How's that for tricky - so I'm an admin with no admin rights - go figure. Then I tried deleting the file then readding it.... wow - delete worked but could not re-add. It appears the only way around this little gem ......

Posted On Sunday, February 1, 2009 9:38 PM

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