Category Archives: IIS

fopen filename can not be empty error (or not readable exception)

When uploading a file with Voyager, following errors happen:



Add IUSR to the folder which “upload_tmp_dir” points to. Normally “C:\Windows\Temp” in windows.


Notes to install PHP 7.2 and Laravel on windows server 2008 (SQL Server)

cd inetpub/laravel

comment “;extension=php_mysql.dll” in php.ini

Install url-rewrite module for IIS

Import rewrite rules:


install failed request tracing


Change laravel structure:

Change path in public/index.php
require __DIR__.’/../../../../laravel/vendor/autoload.php’;
$app = require_once __DIR__.’/../../../../laravel/bootstrap/app.php’;

Add mofify permission for user “IUSR” to “D:\Inetpub\laravel\storage\framework\sessions”

SQL Server related:

Download sql drivers and copy “php_pdo_sqlsrv_72_ts_x64.dll” to php extension folder

Add this line in php.ini:


Change database configs in .env:

  • Change DB port to 1433