Installing dependencies on Windows

This wiki provides you step by step instructions on setting up dependencies on a Windows machine.

Individuals trying to install Zurmo on a windows machine.


There are 2 variants possible when deploying Zurmo on a Windows machine. You can either choose to run Zurmo on Apache or IIS, both run equally well while our recommended way of deployment is Apache.


  • If you would like to deploy Zurmo on Apache you can make it using XAMPP which is a bundle containing Apache, PHP, MySQL and few other nice tools
  • Download and run the following installer.
  • Follow XAMPP installation instructions and install it in C:\xampp (default)


  • Install and Enable IIS
  • Download PHP (VC9 version) and install it in C:\Program Files\PHP. It is recommended to download Zip version and extract it.
  • Download and install MySQL
  • The actual configuration for using PHP and MySQL under IIS is outside the scope of this wiki guide.

PHP Extensions and Configuration

  • Edit php.ini(C:\xampp\php\php.ini for xampp install)
    • Change the following lines to specified settings:
      • date.timezone = America/Chicago
      • memory_limit = 256M
      • file_uploads = On
      • upload_max_filesize = 20M
      • post_max_size = 20M
      • max_execution_time = 300
      • extension=php_curl.dll
      • extension=php_gd2.dll
      • extension=php_soap.dll
      • extension.php_pdo_mysql.dll
      • extension=php_mysql.dll
      • extension=php_mysqli.dll
      • extension=php_mbstring.dll
      • extension=php_gd2.dll
      • extension=php_imap.dll
    • Add the following line at the end:

      • Download and save in PHP’s ext directory(C:\xampp\php\ext\ for xampp)
  • Restart webserver for changes to take effect



  • Edit my.ini (C:\xampp\mysql\bin\ for xampp ) and follow MySQL Configuration Wiki
  • Restart mysql for the my.ini changes to take effect.

Database and User

Install Memcache

Path Setup

  • Ensure that php, pear and mysql’s bin directories are added to windows path.
    • For xampp these directories are located at:
      • C:\xampp\php\
      • C:\xampp\php\PEAR\
      • C:\xampp\mysql\bin\


Instructions in this section are inclusive of Production. To setup a development machine you would have to follow the instructions above and then make any amendment/additions as described below.


Database and User

You would need to create 2 more pairs of user and database for development setup.

Commandline tools

  • Download the windows installer from: and install it
  • Start PuttyGen (from Start/Applications/Putty menu)
  • Generate ssh2-rsa key
  • When key is being generated, add your email address to Key Comment field. This should be the email address that you used for bitbucket account.
  • Save public key as
  • Login to bitbucket, go to Account, copy and paste the key into list of your keys
  • Save private key as id_rsa.ppk, under C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_USERNAME\.ssh. You might need to create this directory


  • Download and install TortoiseHg
  • Create file C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_USERNAME\mercurial.ini, and add following code:
    			username = you_bitbucket_username_here <>
    			ssh="C:\Program Files\PuTTY\plink.exe" -ssh -i "C:\Documents and  Settings\YOUR_USERNAME\.ssh\id_rsa.ppk"

    Ensure that paths to plink and id_rsa.ppk are correct.


  • If PEAR’s path haven’t been added to windows Path Information change directory to PEAR (C:\xampp\php for xampp)
  • Follow PHPUnit Installation Wiki
  • Restart your computer.

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Leave a Comment

  • Charles Neslon

    Thanks for the help guys! This makes installingwindows seem a lot clearer and tangible.

  • saintdavid

    on the PHP Extensions and Configuration section do I need to delete all the other extension=php files and leave the ones listed or can I just leave all fhe extensions as all of the extensions accept the last one is already included in my version of apache (xampp) for windows

  • Andreas

    I’m trying to download tha php APC extention but the link gets me to a 404 not found page. Where can i get the extention dll?