I really need help at implementing this Moodle server that I am trying to get running and configured for one of the schools in my county that is going to use it for a new online class. I am the Technology Specialist here in the Technology Department and this has to be up for the class this summer. So any services or options you guys can offer me in dealing with support then I am all ears. I am trying to install on a Windows Serve 2003 sp2 with IIS 6 and I am on the last step using moodledocs. The problem is that when I type in the link to my supposed moodlesite to download via the web then nothing comes up. Its like a bad web address link or so. Im lost when it comes to step 15) and 18) below. Any help with this would be great, thanks! : )
5)Setup the config.php file by changing these parameters:
Set $CFG->dbtype to 'mssql_n': $CFG->dbtype = 'mssql_n';
Set $CFG->dbhost to your MSSQL database host, e.g.: $CFG->dbhost = 'your_db_host';
Set $CFG->dbname to your MSSQL database name, e.g.: $CFG->dbname = 'your_db_name';
Set $CFG->dbuser to your database user name, e.g.: $CFG->dbuser = 'mdl_user';
Set $CFG->dbpass to your database password, e.g.: $CFG->dbpass = 'your_db_password';
Keep the default $CFG->prefix value: $CFG->prefix = 'mdl_';
Keep the default $CFG->dbpersist value: $CFG->dbpersist = false;
15)Set $CFG->wwwroot to the full web address where moodle has been installed, e.g.: $CFG->wwwroot = 'http://yourmoodlehost/moodle';
Set $CFG->dirroot to the path where you installed Moodle, e.g.: $CFG->dirroot = 'C:\moodle';
Set $CFG->dataroot to the path of your Moodle data folder, e.g.: $CFG->dataroot = 'C:\moodledata';. For security reasons this should be outside your web root.
Set $CFG->emailconnectionerrorsto to the e-mail address of your Moodle administrator, e.g.: $CFG->emailconnectionerrorsto = 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. This setting is optional and you should set it only if you want the administrator to receive e-mail notifications of database connection failures.
Finally, make absolutely sure that there no spaces, blank lines, returns, or anything else at the end of the config.php file. The very last characters in the page must be the closing PHP characters: ?>
Don't add or allow a blank line or carriage return after these characters.
If you don't create a config.php file Moodle will prompt you for the required values when you run the Moodle setup and then create the config.php file for you. However, it will not contain all the information and notes that the config-dist.php contains and these notes can be quite valuable, especially when you are troubleshooting. So I highly recommend that you make your own config.php file from the config-dist.php as per Step 3 above.
18)Run the Moodle installation by pointing your browser at the install.php script on your Moodle site: e.g. http://yourmoodlesite.com/install.php. Moodle gives you the option to run an unattended installation but you should not select this option because it's better to check the output of each of the installlation steps that Moodle performs so that you can look out for any errors during the Moodle installation (e.g. permissions errors).
When the installation scripts have run and all the database tables have been created Moodle will prompt you to enter the administrator username, password and the administrators details. For maximum security use a unique name for the administreator instead of 'Admin' or 'Administrator'.
When the adminstrator account has been created and the Moodle setup is complete login to the Moodle site and test if it is working. If you installed Moodle in the IIS root the url will be: http://yourmoodlesite.com. If you installed it in a subfolder in the root called 'moodle' then it will be: http://yourmoodlesite.com/moodle.
Run the Moodle Health Check. This is the health.php file in the Moodle \admin folder and you call it like this: http://yourmoodlesite.com/admin/health.php. This script will check your Moodle setup and alert you to any problems.
To check how your server suits the current and future Moodle installation requirements use the Environment function under the Server folder in your Site Administration block.