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Subject [Httpd Wiki] Update of "WindowsVistaPlatform" by wrowe
Date Sat, 03 Jan 2009 00:38:07 GMT
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The following page has been changed by wrowe:
http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/WindowsVistaPlatform

The comment on the change is:
bring these docs up to date with installer and apachemonitor changes

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  === known bug - ApacheMonitor ===
  
- The taskbar icon applet ApacheMonitor, which displays a feather and the state of the
- installed apache services, is known to not run on Vista yet.
+ Prior to 2.2.8 and 2.0.63, the taskbar icon applet ApacheMonitor, which displays a feather

+ and the state of the installed apache services, had issues on Vista.  After the patches,
+ the current flavor of ApacheMonitor will confront you with a dialog to Run As Administrator
+ if you want to start/stop the service and need additional credentials.  Sadly the icon will
+ shift all the way to the left when you do this, but you won't need to answer the dialog
again
+ if you are starting and stopping multiple services, or if you will be stopping and starting
+ the server repeatedly.
  
  === known issue - Apache MSI doesn't create configuration files or install Apache Service
===
  
- When User Account Control (UAC) is switched on (which it is by default), running the Apache
+ Prior to 2.2.8 and 2.0.63, when User Account Control (UAC) is switched on (which it is by
default), 
- MSI installer throws up various errors about creating configuration files and then complains
that it
+ running the Apache MSI installer threw up various errors about creating configuration files
and 
- can't install or start the Apache service.
+ then complained that it can't install or start the Apache service.
  
- These issues seem to go away if UAC is turned off. After the installation has completed,
UAC can be turned back
+ These issues went away if UAC is turned off. After the installation has completed, UAC can
be 
- on and the Apache service can still be stopped/started.
+ turned back on and the Apache service can still be stopped/started.
+ 
+ In the current versions, these files are installed successfully.  But to modify the config
+ that is located in c:\program files[ (x86)]\apache software foundation\apache2.2\conf, you
+ will have to *really* be administrator.  E.g. right click on the Command Prompt icon and
+ choose 'Run as Administrator', then notepad to your heart's content.
  
  === known issue - Apache Service won't install ===
  
@@ -25, +35 @@

  
  Workarounds are to run the command prompt with administator privileges, or use the runas
  command to run that command line as an administrative user, or set the "Run as administrator"
- flag on the Compatibility tab of the Properties of httpd.exe.
+ flag on the Compatibility tab of the Properties of httpd.exe.  See above for notes to run
+ the Command Prompt as administrator.
  
- === Vista x64 Install Notes ===
- 
- Used win32 httpd v2.2.4 and Windows Vista x64
- 
- To get it running on Vista x64 I switched off User Account Control, rebooted, then installed
apache to c:\users\%username%\programs\apache  (that means I just installed it into my homedir).
- I plan on just using apache for local testing before uploading to a dedicated webserver,
options at install were to not run as a service, but to listen on port 8080 when run manually.
- 
- Installing to the default location of C:\Program Files (x86)\ resulted in the httpd.conf
file not being created, as well as other errors such as apache ignoring the -f option to specify
where the httpd.conf should be.
- 
- Vista x64 has certain security requirements for programs installed to C:\Program Files (x86)\
and doesnt like programs to read/write there. Also there is less compatibility for programs
not fully Vista compliant.
- 

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