Greeting, I have Windows Server 2008 Server Core. I want to configure this server to host php websites using IIS 7.

I installed and configured IIS7 to run php using the steps in this website:


Now I’m facing a problem that when I request my php website I would get this error.

Server Error

500 - Internal server error.

There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.

I check the even log and I found these details too:

Activation context generation failed for "C:\php\php-cgi.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC90.CRT,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.21022.8" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

I search about this error and I found a solution for it but which is to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86). I installed but still I’m getting same error.

Please help me to solve this problem and let me know if you want to know more info about my issue.

  • For what it is worth, installing the VC++ 2008 x86 runtime solved it for me. – Brad Aug 25 '11 at 19:12

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