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  • blain57


    I made a clean install of wp 2.2 on a windows 2003 dedicated server with iis 6 and the fastcgi technical preview 2 installed. PHP is running fine.

    The blog itself works fine, but the administration is plagued by constant blank screens. When i log on f.e. i get the login screen, but when i submit username and pass i get a blank screen and i have to navigate myself to /wp-admin/ to see the dashboard. Similarily when i edit or add a post i press save or whatever and get a blank screen. If i navigate again at /wp-admin/ the post has been submitted.

    I opened all php files to see for trailing garbage, and i must say that more than half files had a bit of space after the ending ?> php tag. However i dont think the headers thing is the problem, cause i get no errors, and my php.ini is set to report errors.

    So… can anyone suggest anything?

    The blog is at

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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    So… can anyone suggest anything?

    My suggestion: Use Apache instead of IIS, and use mod_php instead of the fastcgi stuff. This is a more standardized configuration for webservers. Nobody really uses IIS anymore.



    otto42, thanx. that was hardly helpful and rather naive.

    Back to my problem, it gets even weirder as i see that from some connections the blank screen problem disappears. Same browsers but from different locations. Its a 50% chance thing. i tried about 6 different pcs, and half of them gave me a blank screen. I cant think of a reason for this to happen.



    blain57, did you ever get this working? I am having the same problem, except that it is version 2.5 on windows 2003, but sometimes I get the blank screen, and sometimes I get a dialog box that wants an id and password.

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