[maplab-users] maplab installation problem in IIS

Zak James zak-ms at hoppsan.org
Tue Jul 6 08:47:10 EDT 2004

On Jul 6, 2004, at 2:20 AM, charley cheng wrote:

> Hi! Dear Lists:
> I am now trying to install Maplab_2.1_rc3 ,mapserver 
> 4.2.0_win32_php4.3.4 and php_mapscript_42.dll with IIS 5.0 on window 
> 2000 server.
> When I  open  XML configuration tools, the error message is:
> Warning: fopen(../config/gmapfactory.xml): failed to open stream: 
> Permission denied in 
> D:\maplab\maplab-2.1-rc3\htdocs\common\appcontext\appcontext.php on 
> line 553

Does the file D:\maplab\maplab-2.1-rc3\config\gmapfactory.xml exist on 
your system? Does your web server have permission to read and write to 

> After click the mapedit, the error message is
> Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in 
> D:\maplab\maplab-2.1-rc3\htdocs\mapedit\globprefs.php on line 287

That looks like a problem with a mapfile you are trying to load. Ensure 
that the fontset file referenced in the mapfile exists and is 
accessible to the web server.

> Although I install maplab with MSW4 sucessfully, I really need to set 
> maplab on IIS /window2000 server platform for company.

One option is to install ms4w, configure the apache httpd.conf file so 
apache runs on a different port than IIS and then set up a redirect 
from a certain URL on the IIS server to point to the apache ms4w 
install. That would get you around the problems you are having 
configuring maplab.


Zak James
Applications and Software Development
DM Solutions Group Inc.

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