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From "Jim Walls" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Help - 2.2 to 2.4 migration onto new server failing
Date Tue, 12 May 2015 21:28:23 GMT
Second reply to this suggestion.
 The first time I tried it not as a service, I did it from Windows 
Explorer, and nothing happened.  I tried it again (as you suggested) from a 
command prompt.  This time I got an error message that told me what was 
going on.  The error message (and I'm not going to quote it) was that it 
could not bind to port 80.  So I rather quickly edited the httpd.conf file 
to try port 81, and again started it.  This time it started just fine.  
Pointed a web browser at the local IP (since I had not changed my router to 
pass port 81), and it came right up to the web page.  Shut it down and 
tried to start it as a service and again it came right up and worked.  
Obviously, I have substantially narrowed down the issue.  Just for good 
measure, I tried pointing a web browser to port 80 and got a 404 error 
page.  Now to figure out what is running on port 80.  Netstat and task 
manager comes up with NT Kernel & System...
 Thanks for getting me pointed in the right direction...

 From: "Yehuda Katz" <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:29 AM
To: "" <>, "jim" 
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Help - 2.2 to 2.4 migration onto new server 
 Can you run httpd from the command line instead of as a service?  
 - Y

   On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 2:25 PM, Jim Walls <> wrote:   
Binaries downloaded from:
 Version 2.4 12 Windows 64 bit version (yes, I am running a 64 bit computer 
and OS.
 There is nothing at all in the Apache log except the original install log 
entry.  I assume because the service never starts.
 IIS is NOT running - one of the first things I checked after installing 
windows.  I will NEVER run IIS and make sure it's dead right away.  Checked 
again and it's did not resurrect itself from the dead.

 From: "Yehuda Katz" <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:08 AM
To: "" <>,
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Help - 2.2 to 2.4 migration onto new server 
  Which distribution are you using (a.k.a. where did you download from)?
Is there anything in the apache error log?    
   The first thing that comes to mind is make sure IIS is not running.
   - Y

     On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Jim Walls <> wrote:    
Help!  I have been running Apache 2.2 for quite a few years on an old 
Windows 2000 Server that recently died.  I have a new Windows 2012 R2 
server and trying to get Apache loaded on the new server.  It seemed like a 
good opportunity to upgrade from 2.2 to 2.4 in the process so that is what 
I installed on the new server.  I went through the config file and changed 
the few things that I caught that had to be changed, but the Apache service 
wont even start.  If I go into services and manually start it, I get an 
error message that says the service could not be started and gives a very 
generic error message that says to look in the Windows System event log for 
details.  When I look in the Windows System event log, all is says is that 
the service shut down due to an invalid function.  Finally renamed config 
files so that it had the default  "It works" configuration, and get the 
same problem.
 Anyone have an brilliant ideas?

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