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Windows 7: Apache Web Server Installation Problems

24 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Apache Web Server Installation Problems



I am trying to install Apache 2.2.4 (apache_2.2.4-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi) on my Windows 7 Home Premium computer. During the installation, two command prompt windows show up with some errors. The first one shows a long list of 'Access Denied' errors, while the second one says something similar to 'NT [...] Not Found'. I noticed, that the httpd.conf file was missing after the installation, and that the service did not get installed at all. After following this guide (Installing Apache 2.2 on Windows 7 (beta) | Developer Oracles), I got the service installed, but it doesn't start.

What can I do to get Apache installed properly? I installed it on Windows Vista (before upgrading) and it worked fine. If required, I can upload screenshots of the error command prompts.

Thanks a lot for helping out :)


Thanks for the welcome :)

As requested by Dwarf, here the pictures of the error command prompt windows. Note that another window opened during the installation, even before the ones I uploaded. However, it disappeared so quickly that it was impossible to get a screenshot of it. It basically showed a long list of 'Access Denied' messages.

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Apache Web Server Installation Problems-capture-1.png Apache Web Server Installation Problems-capture-2.png 
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24 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi ibby1992 and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Please do upload the screenshots, as the more information that is provided the easier it is for us to help you. I don't have experience of Apache myself, but others might.
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26 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

No one here to help me out...
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26 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Have you tried this guide?

Install Apache on Windows 7
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26 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium

Hey Kegobeer,

Yes I have read that guide. But it assumes that everything will run smoothly during the installation. I think that the problem I have is not a common or usual Windows 7 problem, but rather just happens on my computer. Why would I get 'Access Denied' errors? I am using an Admin account for the installation. I tried to run the installation as an admin via Right Click > Run as Admin, but there is no such option for this particular file.
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26 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium

I might have found a possible solution (Google is our friend ):

Can not install a service (apache httpd server apache2.2) - Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads

I will try out some of the suggestions of that thread tomorrow. Although the problem in that forum was related to Vista, it seems to be the exact same thing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
Problem SOLVED

... It works!

I did two things to make the service work (I don't know which one actually did the magic):

First, I installed Apache actually from the Administrator account. In other words, not just an account with administrators privileges.
Second, I shortened the installation path to C:\Apache - I read that spaces are not allowed in the installation path of Apache. That is why C:\Program Files\... doesn't work.

Use this guide to activate/deactivate the Administrator account in Windows 7:

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

I hope this thread is of use for someone else with this problem :)
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