I have downloaded the newest version of wordpress (3.4) and I wanted to create a network (multisite). I am running apache 2.2 on a windows 2008 server.
I followed the following guide.
I went through the steps and can create new sites and everything looks good but when I try to view them I get a 404 and I go to the folder on my server (I am creating sub-folders, not sub-domains) there is nothing there. I strongly suspect it is the mod_rewrite is not working correctly or at all. I could be missing a step, I didn't see anywhere where you declared whether you wanted sub-domains or sub folders.
I have this enabled in the conf file
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
I load up phpinfo and it shows that mod_rewrite is on.
But this one is NOT
Maybe that is just for Linux or something, I am not sure. In my configuration file I don't have any other calls for "AddModule".
I also have this for my directory
<Directory "C:/wwwroot"> Options -Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes RewriteEngine On AllowOverride None Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory>
I included the whole thing in case any of you may have noticed conflicts with the set up. The "RewriteEngine On" works but when I try to turn on even the most basic logging (level 1) Apache doesn't start. Honestly that's not a priority I just thought it may be needed.
Anyway, I have been searching for hours and it is getting very difficult to figure out if a solution for Linuxis the same as it would be for Windows. We have other sites being hosted on our server that get a fair amount of traffic so even restarting Apache for a moment may interrupt their experience.