Geeta04 Geeta04 - 1 year ago 89
SQL Question

Unable to install phpmyadmin on Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm working on developing a web portal for Data visualization using PHP & google charts.
I have installed

on windows server 2012 r2 but unable to install phpmyadmin.

I have put PHPMyAdmin folder to my root directory and give this url in my browser: localhost/PHPMyAdmin

I get following error:

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function __() in C:\Apache\htdocs\phpMyAdmin\libraries\sanitizing.lib.php:135

Stack trace:
#0 C:\Apache\htdocs\phpMyAdmin\libraries\Message.php(586): PMA_sanitize('session_start()...', false, true)
#1 C:\Apache\htdocs\phpMyAdmin\libraries\Message.php(650): PMA\libraries\Message::decodeBB('session_start()...')
#2 C:\Apache\htdocs\phpMyAdmin\libraries\Error.php(167): PMA\libraries\Message->getMessage()
#3 C:\Apache\htdocs\phpMyAdmin\libraries\ErrorHandler.php(157): PMA\libraries\Error->getHash()
#4 C:\Apache\htdocs\phpMyAdmin\libraries\ErrorHandler.php(121): PMA\libraries\ErrorHandler->addError('session_start()...', 2, 'C:\\Apache\\htdoc...', 83, true)
#5 [internal function]: PMA\libraries\ErrorHandler->handleError(2, 'session_start()...', 'C:\\Apache\\htdoc...', 83, Array)
#6 C:\Apache\htdocs\phpMyAdmin\libraries\ session_start()
#7 C:\Apache\htdocs\phpMyAdmin\libraries\ require('C:\\Apache\\htdoc...')
#8 C:\Apache\htdocs\phpMyAdmin\inde in C:\Apache\htdocs\phpMyAdmin\libraries\sanitizing.lib.php on line 135

Answer Source

Check that your session directory is writable by the web server process.

The best way to do so is to create your own Phpinfo file; in any web accessible folder create a file (you can call it test.php or phpinfo.php or whatever you'd like) with the following content:


Open that file in your browser (http://localhost/test.php or similar) and look for the line session.save_path. That's your session folder; make sure the permissions are suitable and see if that helps.

Like on windows right click that folder mentioned and look into properties where one can change the permissions.