[MS4W-Users] installing ms4w on windows server 2008 R2

Azadeh Parsamanesh azitaparsa at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 14:48:15 EST 2010


 I have problems with installing ms4w version 3.0-beta11 on Windows Server
2008 R2. I have installed the same version of ms4w successfully on two
different computers with windows vista and 7 though.

I have installed Visual C++ 2008 sp1 redistributable package also, but It
didn't help.

Also when I click on php.exe at cgi-bin folder I get the same "side-by side"
error message.

I am newbie in running  a server.The server that I am working on is a new
one. I didn't install any role or feature on it (IIS is not active.). At
httpd.conf file my listening port is 80

Here is the error in the logs/error:

"The application is failed to start because the side by side configuration
is incorrect. Please see the application event log"...
" Couldn't create child process:734001:php-cgi.exe"
" Couldn't spawn child process: C:/ms4w/Apache/phpcgi.exe"

This is what I get at event viewer:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        SideBySide
Date:          9/16/2010 2:47:30 PM
Event ID:      33
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      geoECO
Activation context generation failed for "C:\ms4w\Apache\cgi-bin\php.exe".
Dependent Assembly
could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <Provider Name="SideBySide" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49409">33</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-09-16T18:47:30.000000000Z" />
    <Security />


I change the port No. to 8080 once to check if the problem is the port No.
In this case,  there is no error  at logs/error. the last thing that says

-Child process is running.
-Acquired the start  mutex.
-starting 64 worker thread
-starting thread to listen on port 8080

This time when I type http://localhost/,  it says IE cannot display the

Sorry for the long email. I am really desperate at this time. I have tried
whatever I could imagine of without any success.

Please Help me to figure out how to make it work.

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