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Windows 7 and Zend CE

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Installed Zend Community Edition on Windows 7 64-bit. It worked easily. You just need to remember to install the JSDK 32-bit version for the Java Bridge. Clear notation about phpMyAdmin and MySQL being separate downloads has been added to the new Zend Community Edition Server (4.0.6), and it clearly does support Windows 7.

If you plan on installing MySQL and Oracle, I would recommend you install MySQL after you install Oracle and the Zend Community Server. However, it doesn’t matter because both ways work.

That completes my WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, Perl, PHP, or Python) and OPAW (Oracle, Perl, PHP, or Python, Apache, Windows) installations. Actually, I’m not sure there is an OPAW acronym for a LAMP stack running Oracle on a Windows platform. OPAL is the acronym for a LAMP stack running an Oracle database, but I’ve never seen one before for Windows. Therefore, I created one.

My two cents worth …

I’d vote for clearer guidance on these acronyms. After all, they’re only purpose appears to be how to market variants of LAMP. The variants that I’ve seen for LAMP (Linux) are: MAMP (Mac OS X), SCAMP (Santa Cruz Operation), SAMP (Solaris), OAMP (OpenBSD, and WAMP (Windows) for MySQL database versions. The key seems to be swapping the first letter. I’ve only seen OPAL (Linux) officially for a LAMP stack that uses an Oracle database on a Linux platform. While my OPAW leverages what I perceive as a possible pattern, it may be wrong. Does anybody know what the right way to label these is?

Written by maclochlainn

November 28th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

5 Responses to 'Windows 7 and Zend CE'

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  1. Hi,

    I could not install Zend CE in Windows 7. I just got a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. First time using Win 7. I would like to install Zend CE, so that I can have a PHP service to be consumed by a Flex app.

    When I run the Zend CE (5.3.2) installer downloaded to my laptop, it fails saying the installer could not continue because the system does not have a Service Pack installed. Please install the latest Service Pack and run this installer again.

    I ran the windows update and there are no more updates available.

    Please let me know if I need to anything to get Zend CE installed.

    Thank you


    23 Aug 10 at 4:59 pm

  2. Unfortunately, the Windows 7 Home Premium lacks network stack components. You should install the Professional or Ultimate.


    23 Aug 10 at 8:36 pm

  3. I am having the same issue as David and I am using Win7 Ultimate. While the installer is ‘preparing to install’ it stops and says it could not continue because the right service pack is not installed. At this point I have not been given any prompts, this happens just after running the exe.

    I’ve tried running it as administrator, no change.


    7 Dec 10 at 11:54 am

  4. Sorry, I jumped the gun. I ran the installer under compatibility mode for Vista SP2 and it worked. Thanks anyway!


    7 Dec 10 at 12:01 pm

  5. I also ran the installer under compatibility mode for Vista SP2 and it worked. 🙂

    salman younas

    29 Jan 11 at 4:09 pm

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