fastcgi error [Answered]RSS

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Last post Jun 01, 2008 01:43 AM by jrhubb1967

  • fastcgi error

    May 30, 2008 01:13 PM|mindaugas|LINK

    I made sure to follow the setup guide found here:

    And php seems to run good, I can phpinfo, I can get to part of a wordpress install, but when I try to go to the config url it doesn't work. If I switch to running php without fastcgi it works good. Here's a URL and error I am getting.

    PHP Notice: Undefined variable: admin_dir in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wordpress\wp-admin\setup-config.php on line 36

    phpinfo working

    Any ideas guys?

    fastCGI error

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    Re: fastcgi error

    May 30, 2008 08:04 PM|bills|LINK

    I've seen some randomness in recent builds of Wordpress on Windows.  What version of wordpress are you using?  You might try a slightly older version...


    Bill Staples
    Product Unit Manager, IIS
  • Re: fastcgi error

    May 31, 2008 12:25 PM|mindaugas|LINK

    I can give that a shot, I'm using the latest version as of yesterday. But it does work without using FastCGI, so I think it has something to do with that. Maybe I'm missing a config setting for it or something?  

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  • Re: fastcgi error

    Jun 01, 2008 01:43 AM|jrhubb1967|LINK

    I was getting the same error on Vista using Apache with PHP 5.2 and Wordpress 2.5.1.  I manually created a wp-config.php file, which got my past that problem, but then I got an error complaining about not having MySQL installed.  The problem in this case was that my configuration was not complete.  This is what I did to get past it:

    Added my php extension directory to my PATH (c:\php\ext)

    Edited my php.ini file and made sure that the following two lines were uncommented:


    Once I did that, I could login to Wordpress, though now I'm only getting a directory listing of files, but that's just another config issue to overcome.  I don't know if this will be helpful with your configuration, but hopefully it will.