I have Wordpress 3.5 installed on IIS7 and I'm using SQL Server instead of MySql. Some strange "glitches" occur and I think their related to the same problem.

  1. I cannot see media library items on the first page. If I'll go to ~/upload.php?paged=2 I am able to see all the media. It basically starts to show the items from the second page.
  2. The same problem occurs with the posts list. If I'm going to another page in the posts category, I am able to see them.
  3. Settings/Permalinks throws and internal server error, so I can't check what's there even if I'm not sure if I would be able to change permalinks from there.

Any ideas are appreciated, I'm curious what's the reason for the first two points.

Update: for point 3, the detailed error sounds like this:

C:\Program Files\PHP\v5.3\php-cgi.exe - The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly
Handler PHP53_via_FastCGI
Error Code  0x00000001
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    What are the logs saying about point 3? Dec 20, 2012 at 10:52
  • +1 Or simply turn the full debugging env on and tell us about the output.
    – kaiser
    Dec 20, 2012 at 10:53
  • i updated my question Dec 20, 2012 at 11:02
  • Corresponding to your error message. Check folders permision. Check if correct php.ini loads. Check location of the extension dir, it should be the same as you have in php.ini. Dec 20, 2012 at 11:14
  • Without the correct php.ini and the correct path for the extentions dir I wouldn't be able to access the dashboard at all. Dec 20, 2012 at 11:23

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To correct work of permalinks on IIS you should install http://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/url-rewrite

Also take a look on complete guide http://www.iis.net/learn/application-frameworks/install-and-configure-php-applications-on-iis/install-wordpress-on-iis

  • I installed it following that guide and I have url rewrite installed. Dec 20, 2012 at 11:24

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