[ms4w-users] Error in installation

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue Mar 17 15:19:56 EST 2009

Phalguni Pal wrote:
> Dear ms4w users,
> I tried to install MS4W in my machine but got the error like :
> .........................................
> C:\Users\Phalguni\Downloads\ms4w>apache-install.bat
> Installing the Apache MS4W Web Server service
> The Apache MS4W Web Server service is successfully installed.
> Testing httpd.conf....
> Errors reported here must be corrected before the service can be started.
> httpd: Syntax error on line 35 of 
> C:/Users/Phalguni/Downloads/ms4w/Apache/conf/h
> ttpd.conf: ServerRoot must be a valid directory
> The Apache MS4W Web Server service is starting.
> The Apache MS4W Web Server service could not be started.
> A service specific error occurred: 1.
> More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 3547.


Extract the contents of the zip file to your C:/ directory (so you have 
C:/ms4w) and retry.


Jeff McKenna
FOSS4G Consulting and Training Services

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