HTTP 500 error on \wp-admin\install.php (7 posts)

  1. michaelkj77
    Posted 5 years ago #

    IIS 6
    Wordpress 3.0.1
    php 5.2
    mysql 5.1

    The wp database and account have been created and given full permissions to the database. The account information has been entered in the wp-config file. MySql is running as a service and I can connect to the database as the wordpress user from the command prompt.

    I've installed php according to the wordpress instructions and php_info() displays the proper results in my browser. c:\php is in my path. I've configured php as described in the WP instructions. The .dll's for mysql and mysqli have been un-commented in the php.ini file.

    Wordpress 3.0.1 has been downloaded, unzipped and placed in the root of my IIS document directory. wp-config has been edited as described in the WP directions.

    IIS 6.0
    The web server has been created with a path to c:\inetpub\wwwroot\wordpress. php has been added as a web service extension. The dlls are all on the default path.

    Problem: http://localhost/wp-admin/install.php returns
    HTTP 500 Internal Server Error.

    I have to have missed something or have something mis-configured, but I've followed the directions to the letter and still get this error.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Ready to move to Concrete5 or other product.

  2. Where are the directions that you followed?

    (re: ready to move to Concrete5) For the record, there's no need to threaten us. We're not a cell phone company.

  3. abhimat.gautam
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, I’m having a similar problem. I followed the directions in the readme, and here.


  4. michaelkj77
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My apologies. I didn't mean to threaten. I let frustration get the better of me. Probably best to post a day or so later instead of in the midst of the issue.. I found part of the problem. Some of the php files were missing ending "?>" tags. I replaced those and got those pages to work. Another website outside of WordPress incorrectly identified the php dll to add to web services. That was a long path to nowhere. I finally started over, followed a very good link to get IIS6 and PHP to work:


    After that, the install script ran. I can now get the site up with just a few issues. In the dashboard under widgets, I can't drag the plugins from the list to the sidebar or footers. Some of the links don't call their respective pages. I'm working through each one at a time and making progress, and I appreciate the support forum.

  5. michaelkj77: Cool, no worries. I'm glad you got things working all by yourself. :)

    Please mark this topic as resolved.

  6. michaelkj77
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I appreciate the help. On the dashboard under widgits, I do however still see the problem of being unable to drag widgets to the column and footer areas to include that widget in the pages. I get the directional arrow when the mouse cursor moves over the widget list items, but I can't drag the widget. Still working on it but any advice would be greatly appreciated.


  7. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Try adding define('CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS', false); to your wp-config.php file just below the define('DB_HOST' line.


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