This post will teach you how to install MediaWiki onto your server for you very own Wiki pages. MediaWiki is the software that powers sites like Wikipedia and our very own Wiki, so the software is very solid, and works great. And here is how you install it on your server:
What you will need?
- Remote access to the server
- MediaWiki Download
- PHP installed on IIS
What to do? First thing’s first, if you haven’t already installed PHP of IIS, you will need to do that FIRST. After that is doen, you are going to want to download MediaWiki and put it on a network share. Then you are going to either use Remote Desktop Connection or Advanced Admin Console to gain access to the server.
Install MediaWiki: Open up the phpbb tar.gz file and extract the MediaWiki files to “C:\inetpub\wiki”. Now, right click on the wiki folder and select “Properties”. Find and open the security tab. Click the “Advanced” button. Now, click the “Add…” button. Add the user “IUSR_SERVER”, replacing “SERVER” with whatever you named your server. For instance, I named my server “UMMON”, so I added “IUSR_UMMON”. Now give that user Full Control. Enable “Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects”, and click okay.
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