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  • Cannot configure WordPress after migrating to IIS

    Jul 10, 2019 12:51 PM|Paul S|LINK

    OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 (Version 6.2; Build 9200)
    IIS: Version 8.5.9600.16384)

    Hello. I moved our WordPress site from an external host to our local server, using IIS. The website works okay, but I lost my ability to log into the control panel to make changes. The username/password I used when it was externally hosted does not work. When attempting to reset my password I receive an error message indicating "The email could not be sent. Possible reason: your host may have disabled the mail() function."
    I tried setting up an smtp email using the typical "smtp.office365.com" on port 587 and entered the appropriate credentials, but not sure where to go from here. I am neither a WordPress nor IIS guru, so this is all uncharted territory for me.