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DesktopServer on Windows 8.1

3 years 7 months ago - 3 years 7 months ago #121372 by rickpaul
DesktopServer on Windows 8.1 was created by rickpaul
In following the DesktopServer video, "Create a Site", I get this Windows error when attempting to run the WordPress installation:





During the DesktopServer setup, I got this error:





It's looking like a hot mess. Any suggestions on how to get this up and running on Windows 8.1?

FYI: I installed dsl-win-v381

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3 years 7 months ago #121382 by Nick
Replied by Nick on topic DesktopServer on Windows 8.1
Hi Rick,

Try navigating to C:\Windows\System32\drivers and right click on the etc folder and unselect "Read-only" and apply to all sub folders.

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions and we'll be glad to answer.

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3 years 7 months ago #121392 by rickpaul
Replied by rickpaul on topic DesktopServer on Windows 8.1
Been there, done that. Still no luck. Here's the same exact situation:

ServerPress Support

I had the same issue with Acquia Desktop. I'm moving on... it's not worth spending any more time on. Or maybe I should just get a Macintosh :)

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3 years 7 months ago #121397 by Valentin
Replied by Valentin on topic DesktopServer on Windows 8.1
Hi Rick,
I'm sorry to hear you're having problems with Windows.

Go to C:/Windows/System32/Drivers/etc/
Right click on hosts file > "Run as administrator"

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3 years 7 months ago #121398 by Nick
Replied by Nick on topic DesktopServer on Windows 8.1
Strange indeed! Is Microsoft Security Essential (Windows Defender) enabled on the system? If so, you could try temporarily disabling it.

No problem! I can understand moving on. I often do so with non-essential issues :)

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