Let me start out by saying that I know this is long-winded, but I am trying to provide detail that will let people know what I have already tried.
I have been trying to set up my local workstation based IIS servers to work with PHP, but the instructions I can find are vague and so far, I have not gotten the servers to respond to even a simple PHP script.
I have both Windows 7 Pro and Windows XP Pro workstations. I am attempting to use php-5.4.10-Win32-VC9-x86, which is, I think, their latest stable version. VC9 is what they say to use with IIS. Here are some direct quotes from the installation
For manyservers PHP has a direct module interface (also called SAPI).Theseservers include Apache, Microsoft Internet Information Server, Netscape and iPlanet servers.Note: The .dll module is not specified. The only file that seems close is named "php5nsapi.dll", but I think that is linked to a Netscape server. ...
Windows Installer (PHP 5.2 and later) The Windows PHP installer for later versions of PHP is built using MSI logy using the Wix Toolkit (http://wix.sourceforge.net/). It will install and configure PHP and all the built-in and PECL extensions,
as well as configure many of the popular web servers such as IIS, Apache, and Xitami.
I have not been able to locate this installer package for any version of PHP. I did find something called PHP Manager for IIS at:
http://phpmanager.codeplex.com/, but that did not solve my problem either.
I tried manual installation. I unzipped the PHP code to C:\PHP Here again are instructions from PHP.org
"Here is a list of server modules shipped with PHP 5:
* sapi/php5isapi.dll - ISAPI Module for ISAPI compliant web serverslike IIS 5.0 or newer. However the FCGI SAPI is recommended with IIS
Note: There is no sapi folder and no php5isapi.dll
in the distribution. The only files that looked promising were php.exe, php-cgi.exe, and php-win.exe.
I have tried to add each of these to the ISAPI Filters tab on my XP workstation with no luck. I get a RED status arrow and Status Unkown indicator. I get similar results on my Windows 7 IIS manager although the directions there are somewhat different.
I have added or tried to add the .php extension to the Application Configuration Window on XP and similarly on Windows 7. On XP I don't see any errors in the configuration, but then I don't see any response either. I forget exactly what happened
on my Windows 7 Pro workstation, but I know it did not work. I think it needs to reference an active module on the modules tab, but I could not figure how to configure that.
So this is what I have tried so far. This is the second forum on which I posted something similar.
I do not see an IIS specfic forum on which to post this message; none of the categories in this application shows any such forum