Running PHP on IIS 7

From comp.lang.php:

I’m trying to set up my first Vista/IIS7 box with PHP5 — in IIS7 I mapped the current php5isapi.dll.

I’ve noticed that if I simply open a PHP page (it works), when the IIS application pool later recycles (either timed or forced), I get an “IIS Worker Process has stopped working” alert, and a “Faulting application w3wp.exe” event in the Event Viewer.

Is there a way to fix that? (Other folks seem to have the same problem, but I can’t seem to find a solution.)

Is *anybody* here running IIS7/PHP without this problem? Alterntively, do others here have the same problem?

Same poster 26 hours later:

I think I found it…

if I open:
IIS Manager > DefautAppPool > Advanced Settings

and change:
Process Model > Identity

from NetworkService to SpecificUser

and enter my credentials in:
Identity SpecificUser Credentials

The problem stops

I wonder is running the CGI/FastCGI interpreter will run into the same problems as those of the ISAPI filter described above… Speaking of FastCGI, IIS.Net has a fairly detailed tutorial on configuring PHP as FastCGI on IIS 5.1 and 6.0. Chances are, most of it is applicable to IIS 7 as well…

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