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Barry 441
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Fresh Install IIS Error

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Decided to set up a test forum using a copy of a database. Someplace to test things without breaking the live board.

Well, I just downloaded 3.0.2 and uploaded it to my web hosts server.
When I try to enter the site (suppose to default to the installation setup due to the Install folder being there I get the following error:
IISPassword
The page cannot be displayed
There is a problem with the page youare trying to reach and it cannot be displayed. It is most likely that configuration files for this url are corrupted.
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Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button, or try again later.
Open the home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
If you believe you should be able to view this directory or page, please contact the Web site administrator by using the e-mail address or phone number listed on the home page.
HTTP Error 500
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I uploaded a config.php file with the proper database info in it, thinking that would fix the problem, but no luck.
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Re: Fresh Install IIS Error

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Hi,

Web host is running a Windows server?
Are there restrictions on some directories or directory names? I would check with them.

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Re: Fresh Install IIS Error

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IISPassword is essentially an addon to IIS which adds .htaccess functionality. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that well and can cause some problems. ;)

Try renaming the .htaccess file in the phpBB root directory to _.htaccess. Also, rename the ones in the cache, store, and images/avatars/upload folders as well. :)

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Re: Fresh Install IIS Error

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Yes it's a Windows server CTCNetwork. I did the rename of the .htaccess files and that worked. Thank you very much.

It's strange. They have an "Auto Install" of phpBB 3.0.1 and that worked fine but I wanted to do a clean 3.0.2.

I did notice that their 3.0.1 install has a the Install folder renamed to Install-old.

Thanks for your assistance.
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Re: Fresh Install IIS Error

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the config.php file is supposed to be blank when you install so make sure it is.

make sure you have a database ready or that you choose a different table prefix from your other board is using the same database .


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