First of all I'll give a very brief introduction of what I'm trying to make. I need the mssql php functions to work on the webserver. I know that such functions were deprecated in PHP 5.3 and above. That's why I installed PHP 5.2.17 which has worked perfectly well before with such functions, and in IIS as well.
At this point I tried to do the same thing, I installed PHP, with the configuration for IIS as the web server. Made sure to enable the php_mssql extension in php.ini; and also made sure the dll file was indeed installed in the specific path.
After following these steps, php mssql functions shall work, altho they keep throwing me the following error: "Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\ext\php_mssql.dll' - The specified module could not be found'"
I repeat, I've already made sure that php_mssql.dll is in the ext directory.
I've made some research but all I have found are vague answers perhaps suggesting to comment the inclusion of the extension in php.ini; something I cannot do since I need it.
Thank you in advance for any possible help.
Update, seeing I couldn't fix this, I proceed to use SQLSRV_ functions, they work just fine.