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==PHP installation==
 
==PHP installation==
  
It is strongly recommended to use only the official Microsoft PHP installer from http://php.iis.net/, it automatically installs all necessary components and enable easy configuration with PHP manager. Manual installation attempts often fail or result in misconfigured sites.
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It is strongly recommended to use only the official Microsoft PHP installer from http://php.iis.net/, it automatically installs all necessary components and facilitates easy configuration with PHP manager. Manual installation attempts often fail or may not allow Moodle to function properly.
  
 
==Configuration for Moodle==
 
==Configuration for Moodle==

Revision as of 20:18, 8 May 2012

Internet Information Services (IIS) is the web server software bundled with Windows Server, as well as certain client versions of Windows.

PHP installation

It is strongly recommended to use only the official Microsoft PHP installer from http://php.iis.net/, it automatically installs all necessary components and facilitates easy configuration with PHP manager. Manual installation attempts often fail or may not allow Moodle to function properly.

Configuration for Moodle

Unfortunately IIS does not natively support unicode characters in so called slashargument URL which are used in Moodle for file serving. Moodle requires manual configuration of rewrite rules, the PHP installation via Microsoft Web Platform Installer installs necessary URL Rewrite 2.0 module. Add following rewrite rule to enable support for Moodle file names that include non-ascii characters:

  • Matches the Pattern - Regular Expressions -
    ^([^\?]+?\.php)(\/.+)$
  • Action - Rewrite -
    {R:1}\?file={R:2}
    - Append query string

See also