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Windows 2003 XP search file content does not work...

Solution:
Most administrators have been doing this for years on Windows 2000. The "search content" behavior changed in 2003 (XP is similar). Basically Microsoft added options be enabling specialized filters to perform the search. For example the HTML filter skips the comments.
To add the plain text filter to files with the .php extension add the following to the registry:

eAccelerator binaries for PHP 5.x (windows builds)

For the Windows eAccelerator for php 5.3+ visit our new page at:eAccelerator binaries for PHP 5.3+.

Updated: eAccelerator download using latest code (0.9.5.3 with PHP 5.2.9).

Please find following the compiled binaries of eAccelerator for Windows using Microsoft VC++ 6. For PHP 4 versions: eAccelerator binaries for PHP 4.x.
If you need a version not offered here, let us know (post comment).

Install MySQL as a Service

First make sure MySQL is not running (with for example the command: C:\mysql\bin\mysqladmin -u root -ppassword shutdown).

Install mysqld server with the default service name MySQL: c:\mysql\bin\mysqld --install

As of 4.0.2, you can also add a service name, like: c:\mysql\bin\mysqld --install MySQL4026

As of MySQL 4.0.3, if a service name is given, you can also specific the location of the option file with:
c:\mysql\bin\mysqld --install MySQL4026--defaults-file=c:\mysql\my.ini

FrontPage Guestbook, Board, Forms spam

The main raison for people spamming your FrontPage Guestbook, Forum/Board or forms is that the search engine Google, counts every "back link" (i.e. link pointing to these SPAM sites) as a positive vote. So if they can get a link to their site on your Guestbook, Google will interpret this as an "endorsement" of their site and give then additional "importance".

This spamming activity is especially common nowadays since they are thousands of automated scripts looking for FrontPage (or not, they will try to spam anything really...) guestbooks, boards, or forms to post SPAM links.

Setting up PHP as Fast CGI (FCGI) under Apache

1) Download the Apache mod_fcgi module: http://fastcgi.coremail.cn/

2) Configuration in your Apache httpd.conf:
a) LoadModule fcgid_module modules/mod_fcgid.so

b.1) <Directory "C:/Apache2/htdocs/php/">
    SetHandler fcgid-script
    Options execCGI

Apache Better Log Rotation mod_log_rotate

Important: The Apache provided tool rotatelogs.exe is to buggy to use "for real", see: Apache Rotatelogs.exe for Windows Server

eAccelerator

We have been using this PHP accelerator (0.9.X), on multiple servers, for a long time. It's used on some high traffic sites without any problem.

Install:
a) Download a copy of eAccelerator that is compatible with your version of PHP.
This can be an issue with eAccelerator. Sometimes it can take a little time before the Windows binaries are available for the most recent version of PHP.