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I'm used to serving sites from Apache, but am now forced to use an IIS server.

A number of my PHP pages are returning error 500 and I can't debug because IIS is suppressing the error messages. I've tried ini_set('display_errors',1); in code but to no avail.

Errors are shown on some sites but not the one in particular that I want to debug so I don't think it is a global PHP setting, but rather something to do with the site settings for that site.

I can't find a clear answer as to how to enable displaying PHP errors.

I've found this link but am not sure where to find "system.webServer->httpErrors".

How can I enable displaying errors in PHP under IIS?

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How about logging them instead?

Edit php.ini and set

error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE
log_errors = On

And either

error_log = syslog to log to the Windows Event log, or

error_log = location/of/logfile to log to a file.

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I have error_reporting, log_errors, and error_log all configured this way, but it's still not logging errors for the Joomla site. This site was copied down from an Apache server. I imported the .htaccess rules into IIS 7.5; but alas, it's still failing. Do you by chance have any idea what else I might need to look into? –  Michael Perrenoud Nov 15 '13 at 14:05

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