I have been banging my head against the wall on this one all day. I am moving to a new server. Everything is setup exactly like the existing site. It has the same version of PHP, MySQL, same database name, same user name, same URL. I have copied the database to the new server and it is showing in MySql. I have copied my site folder to the new server. IIS is setup and DNS is done.
When I go to the site it only shows a blank page. When I go to the admin I get a page saying wordpress hasnt been installed and prompts me to install it.
I verified that wordpress is hitting the database by changing the user settings and it came back saying it could not connect to MySQL. I changed the user back and it goes back to the install prompt page.
Has anyone else gotten this? What is the solution? I have looked around and the closest symptom I could find was for the blank page and involving templates. This doesnt apply to my case since WordPress is prompting for an install.
I have been forced to point everything back to the old server till I figure this out.
Please help me out on this. Thanks.