I have Bugzilla 4 and I need to get it to run on a Windows Server 2008 running IIS 7. I've looked at various tutorials with no luck. Please direct me on how to setup Bugzilla!
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Perl + MySQL on Windows Server 2008 + IIS 7 isn't the best fit.
Have you considered installing Apache on Windows Server and either disabling IIS or sticking them on different ports?
Pretty straightforward looking official tutorial here.
An alternative might be to stick Bugzilla on an Ubuntu VM. Installation looks like this.
It is easy to get Bugzilla running on IIS7+
I started by following the directions at: http://lpsolit.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/make-bugzilla-work-with-iis7-easy/
I will write a simplified version below in English, assuming you already created the website/virtual directory:
1.) Click on the Bugzilla site
3.b) Click OK and you should be prompted to add this rule to the ISAPI extension. Click Yes.
Now try to access your Bugzilla site. You should see it load up.
The goal of the setup is to enable CGI executables to run under IIS with Perl setup to run a specific command for Bugzilla. You don't need to open up full access to CGI (which is insecure) by doing the steps above. The method I outlined just opens up the only permissions needed by Bugzilla.
So really, the whole install on Bugzilla is pretty simple, with the only issues I ran into was some optional Perl modules are not yet compiled on Windows. I had to use ActivePerl 5.14 to get all the required modules working.