I was asked to take over the development of a WP site, which the former developer abandoned mid-design. When I got into the backend, I discovered that the application wasn't running properly because it was installed on a Windows 2003 server with IIS. The server was running PHP 5.2 and My SQL 5.1.
I've only ever worked with WP on a linux server, so this problem is pretty foreign to me. Has anyone had any luck getting WP to run properly on a Windows 2003 server? If so, what steps did you take?
I know that finding new hosting is the obvious answer, but the client doesn't want to move because they're running all of their systems on this server.
Any advice would be sincerely appreciated.
I know that one used to be able to run WP on Windows 2003 with MySQL 4.0.22 and PHP 4.3.9, but this older version of MySQL isn't available any more, and as far as I know, WP 2.9 needs a minimum of 4.3 for PHP and 4.1.2 for MySQL.
Is this installation just impossible? Should I be telling my clients to upgrade to Windows 2008?