phpbb on a Windows Server?

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phpbb on a Windows Server?

Post by pookieguy » Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:22 pm

Is it possible to install phpBB on a Windows Server?

If so, what would I need and where can I find a tutorial?

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Post by fumbalah » Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:24 pm

It works fine...Chek out Neothermics Tutorial on getting all the neccesary things setup, and then just follow phpBB's install insturctions

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Post by pookieguy » Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:27 pm

good to hear it does!

I will read this through and give it a shot.

Thank you,

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MySQL database...

Post by pookieguy » Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:46 pm

Hello,

I've gone through the tutorial and successfully installed Apache,
PHP and MySQL.

However, in order to install phpBB2, I obviously need a DB.

I'm wondering how you create a database on a Win2k server?

I've installed many forums but they were all done via a hosting
company, which provide a cpanel that gives you access to create
a database.

I'm not sure how to do it locally on this machine.

Thank you,

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Post by fumbalah » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:06 pm

I suggest you install phpMyAdmin. It will help you in getting everything setup easier, a web based control panel for MYsql basically.

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Post by Wo1f » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:07 pm

Hi pookieguy,

your DB is MySQL and the phpbb2 installation process will create the needed tables for your forum (within the default schema "phpbb" or whatever you decided to use as a table prefix). Just make sure MySQL is installed properly and available (service is started) and your ready.

The MySQL Admiinistrator is a great tool to manage your database, along with the MySQL Query Browser, among many available tools out there.

Hope this helps,
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Post by pookieguy » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:34 pm

hmm...
I'm confused.

I tried to run the install using "MySQL" as the database name but it fails.
Says access denied as one of the error msgs?

If I open the administrator executable in the bin directory, I see a "test" database in there. ??

Not sure how to proceed?

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