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  1. Skotter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello everyone. I'm running WordPress on my Windows 2008 R2 Server. I've run into the same issues that others have reported here with the inability to auto update WordPress, Plugins, or Themes. I get the error Download failed.: Destination directory for file streaming does not exist or is not writable. I noticed that in the upgrade instructions for 3.5.1 it talks about a bug in IIS 7(Doesn't list what the bug is) not allowing you to update automatically. I've read as many of the support posts that i've found on here related to the problem being a permissions issue. I've done all of the recommendations and still have the problem. I was wondering if this was on the plate as a TO BE FIXED in an upcoming release(some report this started with version 3.5). It really takes away from the simplicity and ease of use when you cannot update via the admin console. I'm not sure if the reason I can't find a fix is because i'm running R2 or what.

    If anyone has a fix that they can share or an update as to whether this is being worked on would be VERY much appreciated:-)

  2. Tara
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. Skotter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    Yes I have tried the 5 minute install as well and it was actually worse, couldn't upload images..etc. I don't think it's an IIS issue but a configuration issue either with PHP or WordPress itself. I'm still digging to see if I can find the fix.

  4. Tara
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    See if info in this Codex guide helps: http://codex.wordpress.org/User:ringmaster/IIS

  5. Skotter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah that one didn't help BUT I did find something that did help. In this link here http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-upgrades-fail-after-update-to-wp-35?replies=23

    I did add this entry to the very end of my wp-config.php file and the problem is now RESOLVED:

    define('WP_TEMP_DIR','C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wordpress\tmp\notarealdirectory');

    I'm now going to have to spend additional time and go back and undue all the things I "tried" one by one to verify everything still works.

    My concern is that there is not a correct guide on how to install wordpress 3.5 or above on Windows 2008 with IIS and have it work out of the box. It requires you to modify some additional permissions that could compromise security to get everything to work. Could a developer review this and try to figure out why so many changes need to be made after the install to get this to work properly?

    t-p thanks for the tips and fast responses it is much appreciated.

  6. Tara
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Glad to be of help :)

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