Discussion in 'Site Programming, Development and Design' started by jaa17, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. I think I need to install IIS7 to change permissions on a file (please correct me if I am wrong). I am doing this to install phpBB.

    I try to install iis7 (x86) from this link:


    It complains I have to turn something on. I do this, turning just the manager on (just the one tick). Then I can install.

    But what then? I cannot see any installed program. Do I need to tick other things? If so what things?

    Totally confused.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 14, 2015
  2. What error are you getting on the phpbb install?

    Windows and *nix permissions are not compatible, so installation instruction that tell you to set 755 or 666 are only for use on *nix file systems. Those installation files should have adequate permission by default on a Windows server...
  3. Here is what I am being told to do for the phpBB install:

    1. Decompress the phpBB3 archive to a local directory on your system.

    2. Upload all the files contained in this archive (retaining the directory structure) to a web accessible directory on your server or hosting account.

    3. Change the permissions on config.php to be writable by all (666 or -rw-rw-rw- within your FTP Client)

    4. Change the permissions on the following directories to be writable by all (777 or -rwxrwxrwx within your FTP Client):
    store/, cache/, files/ and images/avatars/upload/.

    5. Using your web browser visit the location you placed phpBB3 with the addition of install/index.php or pointing directly to install/, e.g. http://www.mydomain.com/phpBB3/install/, http://www.mydomain.com/forum/install/ etc.

    6. Click the INSTALL tab, follow the steps and fill out all the requested information.

    7. Change the permissions on config.php to be writable only by yourself (644 or -rw-r--r-- within your FTP Client)

    8. phpBB3 should now be available, please MAKE SURE you read at least Section 6 below for important, security related post-installation instructions.


    I have done 1 and 2. You are possibly suggesting I do not need to do 3 and 4 on a windows system. However when I do 5 with:


    (the **** put in for safety - I do not want anyone else setting up my forum)

    I get the following http 500 Internal Server Error:

    'This error (HTTP 500 Internal Server Error) means that the website you are visiting had a server problem which prevented the webpage from displaying. For more information about HTTP errors, see Help.'
  4. Still unsure what to do. Any ideas anyone?
  5. Ray


    This is the error I am getting..

    Failed opening required './../includes/startup.php'

    ...when I pulled up your installation file. This means that the installation file may not have the correct path. Go to that file and you will need to modify the path ''./../includes/startup.php' '. I'm not sure where the includes folder is, you will need to check that yourself. The path maybe 'includes/startup.php'.

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