HOW TO: Migrate Apache Settings to Apache for Windows in a UNIX-to-Windows Migration

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After you install Apache for Windows as part of your migration process, you may want to migrate your Apache configuration file to Windows. If so, you have make some minor modifications to the file. This article describes which directives to modify.

Directory References

You must change references to files or directories in the configuration file. Specifically, check the directory references in the following directives:
  • AccessConfig
  • AddIcon
  • AddIconByEncoding
  • AddIconByType
  • AddType
  • Alias
  • CustomLog
  • DefaultIcon
  • DefaultType
  • Directory
  • DocumentRoot
  • ErrorDocument
  • ErrorLog
  • LoadModule
  • Location
  • MIMEMagicFile
  • PidFile
  • ResourceConfig
  • ScriptAlias
  • ServerRoot
  • TypesConfig

User Directories

UNIX and Windows use different methods for supporting users and user directories. In Apache, you use the UserDir directive to specify the location of user directories. Windows does not support the same method. Instead, you must use Alias directives to map a user directory in the ~user format that is used in Apache for UNIX.


For additional information about how to prepare servers for migrating from UNIX to Windows, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
323970 HOW TO: Prepare the Target Server for a UNIX-to-Windows Migration


Article ID: 323974 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0
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