Can I install XAMPP to any Windows Server OS?

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Can I install XAMPP to any Windows Server OS?

Postby Leopard105 » 23. January 2014 18:39

Can I install XAMPP to any Windows Server OS? (Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Server 2012 etc...)
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Re: Can I install XAMPP to any Windows Server OS?

Postby Altrea » 23. January 2014 19:35

No. XAMPP 1.8.3.X for example will run on Windows Vista+ and Windows Server 2008+, NOT on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.
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Re: Can I install XAMPP to any Windows Server OS?

Postby gtoole » 27. January 2014 15:01

I'm looking for the most recent XAMPP release which can be installed on Windows 2000 sp4 rollup 1 with VC++ 2008 redist (v9.0.30729.6161) & .NET Framework 2.0sp1. Tried to install XAMPP 1.8.2 Win32 but the installer doesn't do anything; it just quits immediately without displaying anything on screen. Where can I find the system requirements (e.g. Windows version, VC++ version, .NET version, etc.) for earlier releases of XAMPP?

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Re: Can I install XAMPP to any Windows Server OS?

Postby Altrea » 27. January 2014 17:13

Hi,

There is no official list for this.
I would guess that a XAMPP version earlier than 1.7.5 could maybe be the last one running with Windows 2000 SP4.
Simply try some milestone versions like 1.7.3, 1.7.1 or 1.6.8 and let us know which one was working for you.

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Re: Can I install XAMPP to any Windows Server OS?

Postby gtoole » 27. January 2014 22:23

Thanks, Altrea. I did a little research and found that 1.7.7 is supposed to support W2k (according to its readme_en.txt) so I decided to try it first. It installed successfully and the XAMPP control panel opens with the following messages in the lower pane:

XAMPP Control Panel Version 2.5 (16. March 2011)
Windows 5.0 Build 2195 Platform 2 Service Pack 4
Current Directory: c:\xampp
Installer Directory: c:\xampp
WARN: This program must be run from your XAMPP root directory
INFO: Perhaps this program running on a 64 bit platform please ignore the message above.

However, when I try to start the Apache service it reports "Busy..." and "Apache started (Port 80)" but I immediately get an error "The procedure entry point getnameinfo could not be located in the dynamic link library WS2_32.dll." When I start the MySql service it also reports "Busy..." but immediately gives a similar error "... MinDumpWriteDump could not be located in ... dbghelp.dll." XAMPP control panel is then closed by Windows.

Both dlls are present in the WINNT\System32 folder; both are dated 6/19/2003 and have valid signatures. Has anyone else encountered problems like this?

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Re: Can I install XAMPP to any Windows Server OS?

Postby Altrea » 28. January 2014 00:54

Yes, that is why i told you you should test it with versions earlier than XAMPP 1.7.5.
The readme is not correct at this point because untested for Windows 2000. The getnameinfo error is known for issue for XAMPP 1.7.7 on Windows 2000.
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Re: Can I install XAMPP to any Windows Server OS?

Postby gtoole » 28. January 2014 03:22

Thanks again, Altrea. I assumed one could trust the readme file so I thought there must be another explanation. How silly of me! :?

Anyway, I checked into OS requirements for PHP and found that Win2k is not supported by 5.3 & later, so I looked thru the readme files of the earlier releases of xampp and found that 1.7.1 is the latest release which includes a pre-5.3 version of PHP. I now have xampp 1.7.1 installed and services started successfully. :D

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Re: Can I install XAMPP to any Windows Server OS?

Postby Altrea » 28. January 2014 04:03

I'm glad your problem could be solved :D
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Re: Can I install XAMPP to any Windows Server OS?

Postby Leopard105 » 03. March 2014 22:04

What about version 1.6.6?
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