[wp-hackers] Re: Problem installing 2.6.5 or 2.7 clean under IIS

mpwalsh8 mike_walsh at mindspring.com
Fri Dec 12 18:44:12 GMT 2008

On Dec 12, 11:21 am, mpwalsh8 <mike_wa... at mindspring.com> wrote:
> I am running into an issue which I first saw with 2.6.5.  I do most of
> my development using VMware on my lpatop.  I have virtual machines
> configured for Linux, Vista, and XP and tend to do most of my work in
> the XP environment and then validate it with Vista and Linux.
> I am setting up a new development VM for some theme work I want to do
> and want to install a clean WordPress installation using IIS, MySQL
> 5.x and PHP5.x.  When I run the WordPress installer, I get the
> "Welcome to the famous 5 minute installer ..." message and I fill in
> the dialog boxes and click the "Install WordPress" button (which if
> you hover on it shows "install.php?step=2".  I would expect the URL to
> be "wp-admin/install.php?step=2".  Well, it fails in both 2.6.5 and
> 2.7 but works with 2.6.3.
> The only way I have been able to install a clean version of WordPress
> is to install 2.6.3 first and then upgrade to either 2.6.5 or 2.7.
> Seems like a bug to me but wanted to find out if maybe it was unique
> to running it under Windows.  Anyone else run into this?
> Mike
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To follow up on this - if I enter the site as http://localhost/  I get
the behavior described above, if I enter the site as http://localhost/wp-admin/
then the initializion process proceeds correctly and the new blog is


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