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Installing SilverStripe

Getting SilverStripe up and running on your computer and on your web server.

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2.4 and httpd.ini


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Punch Rockgroin

2 June 2010 at 7:50am Community Member, 8 Posts

Hi all... trying to install Silverstripe on a IIS 6 with URL Rewriting done with Helicon Tech ISAPI_Rewrite v2. I can install, and can access the contact-us and about-us pages, but I cannot access the admin section.

Any suggestions on what to do from here? Changing the .htaccess to use the ISAPI rules does nothing to access the admin, and simply using a httpd.ini file as suggested by the host does nothing as well.




2 June 2010 at 5:53pm (Last edited: 2 June 2010 5:57pm), Forum Moderator, 921 Posts

A workaround for now would be to use index.php/admin instead of admin which basically bypasses the rewrite rules and does a normal request.

As for ISAPI Rewrite, I am not familiar with this. Does accessing admin produce a 404 error?

Unfortunately, it looks as though the problem was not solved here either: [url][/url]. Searching on Google appears to have eluded others trying to access the admin too.


Punch Rockgroin

3 June 2010 at 3:32am Community Member, 8 Posts

Yea, even doing the index.php/admin workaround doesn't work - it just takes one to a broken version of the homepage. The same with index.php/home

Seems odd that while URL rewrites work for for pages like /contact-us/ and /about/ but not for admin. - Broken homepage - 404 error

- is there something unique going on here that is outside of the rewrites? Is there perhaps another set of rules somewhere?

I saw the post "Silverstripe on IIS 6.0 with Helicon ISAP Rewrite 3" but with the differences being SS 2.4 and Rewrite 2 thought maybe there was something I'm missing.


3 June 2010 at 10:44pm (Last edited: 3 June 2010 10:47pm), Forum Moderator, 921 Posts

I believe people have had more luck using [url=]IIRF[/url] instead for IIS 6 rewriting.

If you're absolutely having to use IIS 6 instead of IIS 7, it might be worth taking a look at IIRF.

Although, if you're on a shared host you might be out of luck. :(