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Installing SilverStripe

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

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Silverstripe on Windows just got a whole lot easier


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20 March 2009 at 4:31pm Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

Oh - can you visit http://localhost/index.php ?

You may need to run dev build at http://localhost/index.php/dev/build

Note that there is no URL Rewriter on Windows XP, so your URLs will look like those mentioned at this URL.


20 March 2009 at 4:50pm Community Member, 23 Posts

okay tried browsing to :


and i got a fatal PHP error which was permissions related.

I checked the file permissions and found the Internet guest account didnt even have read access to the silverstripe files so i granted them modify,read and execute and write permissions and then when i type in the url


it appends the url to


AND i get the 'HTTP 404 - File not found' error again.

I think ill just put this in the too hard basket for now im afraid. It clearly doesnt seem to work as simply as installing on wamp.


20 March 2009 at 4:58pm (Last edited: 20 March 2009 4:58pm), Administrator, 679 Posts

I am looking into this with some guys from Microsoft's WPI team; I'll post back when I have some more information.


20 March 2009 at 5:03pm Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

Cheers Sam :)


21 March 2009 at 5:00pm Administrator, 679 Posts

Hi everyone,

For those of you installing on Windows XP, there is currently an additional manual step that you must perform. I have posted some instructions on the updated iis-installation wiki page.