[ms4w-users] MS4W - Newbie install questions

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Wed Feb 2 14:07:57 EST 2005

Hi Christian,

Yup, it can run on your XP Home machine.  If you run into problems I 
would suggest shutting down the XP firewall and seeing if that solves 

Regarding postgis/postgres, you should be good to go.  The versions of 
MapServer included in MS4W include PostGIS support.  If you want to use 
PHP to access postgres you'll have to load the extension (as in 

have fun!


Chris Everhart wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am fascinated with the Open Source GIS/Database.Server stuff and I am 
> feeling a bit humbled.  I have a question about installing MS4W:
> Can I install the package to run only on my home machine (XP Home 
> edition)?  Are there any installation issues/settings I should know 
> about?  Please advise.
> Also, I already have PostGIS/PostgreSQL installed, are there any issues 
> related to connecting that with the MS4W packages?
> I would like to start learning how all of the packages work together, it 
> seems really cool.
> Thanks a lot,
> Christian

Jeff McKenna
DM Solutions Group Inc.

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