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Windows with Web Platform Installer (WebPI)

(Windows XP, 2003, 2008, Vista and 7)

Installing SilverStripe

  • Download and run Microsoft Web Platform Installer (WebPI):

  • In WebPI, select 'SilverStripe' from the 'Content Management System' link
  • Select install. It will install dependancies like MySQL and PHP if you don't have these installed already.
  • Type in the questions it asks you, such as the username/password you set in the above MySQL installation:
  • Everything should be installed, with you seeing the initial webpage
  • And you can log-in to the CMS

Important: Installation issue on XP

After you've installed SilverStripe on XP using WebPI. You'll need to make a configuration change to get it working.

Specifically, you need to configure XP not to check that a script file exists before executing the script. This is necessary for URLs of the form http://localhost/silverstripe/index.php/about-us/ to work.

  • Open IIS Administrator
  • Expand the local computer tree node
  • Expand the Web Sites tree node
  • Right click on "Default Web Site" and select "Properties"
  • Select the "Home Directory" Tab.
  • Click the "Configuration Button towards the bottom on the right
  • Select the "Mappings" Tab
  • Find the .php mapping, select it and click the "Edit" button
  • Make sure the check box "Check that file exists" is cleared.
  • Hit OK's all the way back up and restart IIS




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