Moving Joomla! from LAMP to IIS

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Moving Joomla! from LAMP to IIS

Post by macdude425 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:49 pm

I just inherited maintenance of a Joomla! website that was originally hosted on a Linux server with Apache. Due to factors beyond my control, when I moved it, I had to move it to a Windows server with IIS. The site is up and running, but there is one big issue: I can't gain access to the admin CP. When I try to log in, I get two errors: one that the username and password do not match, and another that "Could not instantiate mail function". I have confirmed that the username that I'm using is correct, and I have tried changing the password in the database to see if that fixed anything, but no dice. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what else I could try?

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Re: Moving Joomla! from LAMP to IIS

Post by beanluc » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:20 am

Regarding mail, edit configuration.php so that your site uses a SMTP server instead of sendmail.

Regarding login, check that the "live_site" setting in configuration.php actually matches the hostname of the new server. It sounds to me like you aren't picking up the auth cookie.



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