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Started Feb 10th, 2015 at 10:45pm by JonB
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By: Dandello
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Windows Server 2008 IIS 7 YaBB 2.5
I had my forum running perfectly under Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6 on my old server, but since moving to our new 2008 server with IIS 7, I am unable to log into the forum!
When I enter my valid...

Started Sep 24th, 2012 at 4:52pm by _STEVE_
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By: Red Barchetta
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can backup but cannot restore
Hi Ppl
I have had to re-install my copy of YaBB 2.4 which didn't take long. I also made a backup of the previous installation and it shows up in the list of backups.
However there is no rest...

Started Oct 16th, 2014 at 10:19pm by Andrew Sprott
7 146 Last Post Oct 17th, 2014 at 7:32pm
By: westwegoman
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sendmail questions- XPPro, Apache, fake sendmail
I installed Yabb and got everything functioning today except sendmail. I tried fake sendmail. I can get it to work via command prompt but not through yabb. Any suggestions on how to fix fake sendmail ...

Started Sep 27th, 2010 at 12:34am by arlant
1 2,901 Last Post Sep 27th, 2010 at 3:07am
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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IIS Caching
Hi folks,
What are everyone's experiences with output caching on IIS, runing YaBB?
I have a MS 2008 + IIS 7 + ActivePerl 32-bit, YaBB 2.4
I've never worked with output cachi...

Started Sep 9th, 2013 at 12:54pm by binary
5 2,048 Last Post Sep 12th, 2013 at 11:31am
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Unable to log in to my new forum
Hello! I have just set up a new YaBB forum.
All seems to be ok, and working, however.. when I have added a member with YaBB Admin Center. The new memer is not allowed to log in. All it says is th...

Started Nov 28th, 2010 at 11:43pm by Darf76
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set up file
can anyone provide me with the set up file that lets me know what permissions to set files at and other things like that...

Started Sep 2nd, 2012 at 6:40pm by dave1
1 1,087 Last Post Sep 2nd, 2012 at 6:44pm
By: xnoddyx
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Advanced Setting in install of 2.5 timing out
I don't often have to post, which is great, but I've hit a stumbling block with my latest upgrade.
I made a mess of the upgrade in the first place so I did a clean install and then uploa...

Started May 21st, 2012 at 3:52pm by DeTox
5 51 Last Post May 30th, 2012 at 5:40pm
By: JonB
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YaBB2 on Abyss Web Server Success.
Hey ya'll,
I hadn't seen anyone comment on this particular combination, and it didn't come up in a search, so I thought I would report my success.á The installation went smoothly and everything w...

Started May 12th, 2010 at 5:39pm by DivAtATC
5 5,154 Last Post Nov 21st, 2010 at 10:50pm
By: Elfen
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Admin Control Panel is accessible, but ADVANCE SETTINGS is not
I've recently install 2.5.2.  I can modify the FORUM SETTINGS and able to save.
However, when I click on ADVANCE SETTINGS, all I have displayed is simply the SAVE button.
Is some...

Started Dec 23rd, 2012 at 8:56am by ExhaultedRuler
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YaBB SMTP Problems on IIS
There's another problem though...the YABB SMTP mailer doesn't work.  My 2 other boards work fine, just this 2.5.2 doesn't.
I'll start another thread tomorrow.

Started Jan 2nd, 2013 at 4:23am by ExhaultedRuler
12 3,484 Last Post Jan 2nd, 2013 at 7:23pm
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CGI Error in Advanced Settings menu selection
I have just updated my forum to YABB 2.5.2 and I can get to all administrative tools except the Advanced Settings option.  I see this error:
The specified CGI application misbehaved by not return...

Started Jan 6th, 2013 at 8:21pm by flyfishnc
7 3,094 Last Post Jan 10th, 2013 at 2:27am
By: Dandello
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Installing YaBB 2.5.2 on Windows 2008 and IIS 7 - here's how!
There are three problems that happen:
1. ActivePerl doesn't register handlers with IIS
2. YaBB can't find its install directory
3. There is a bug in the function "fatal_error" in Subs.p...

Started Dec 11th, 2012 at 9:46pm by Gomez Addams
5 2,770 Last Post Jun 2nd, 2013 at 12:22am
By: xnoddyx
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New 2.5 clean install
Anyone having stored IP address issues?  All of the users logged IP address are being stored as the same IP?  Any ideas?

Started Nov 25th, 2010 at 5:49am by jc2823
13 30 Last Post Nov 28th, 2010 at 4:12pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Host Change Creates Problems with Paths
On previous host (e-host), these path settings worked fine:
1. /home/users/web/b1666/eh.jerryosb2/yabbfiles/Templates/Forum/default.css
2. /home/users/web/b1666/eh.jerryosb2/yabbfiles<br ...

Started May 22nd, 2010 at 8:55pm by Jerry-O
5 3,867 Last Post May 23rd, 2010 at 4:26pm
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cgi errors on startup
Hi,  I created a new board on a new site.  Everything was working wonderfully until recent.  I have been adding new features to the site and after adding a the lastest "members only" section the board...

Started Dec 17th, 2010 at 5:40pm by Jim Milton
14 99 Last Post Dec 31st, 2010 at 3:17am
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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I up upgrading to 2.5 / moving from a Linus hosted site to Windows. All going well until I got to entering my admin password - I keep getting 'setup error - login failed'. Where is it pulling the pass...

Started Mar 29th, 2013 at 3:55pm by John Club Alpine
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Stupid question? Site URL
Sorry for this silly question but I cam across this free forum software , which I setup successfully but I have not had time in recent weeks to customise it or develop it. I have now forgotten my Yabb...

Started Jun 25th, 2010 at 6:28am by l8fx
1 2,367 Last Post Jun 25th, 2010 at 7:31am
By: l8fx
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XAMPP + YaBB.........
Right well.... i've got XAMPP installed all secured but i want to get a YaBB forum on it... i've opend the "PL" files and put the correct path to perll which is

Started Apr 12th, 2010 at 6:32pm by L_ith
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By: Tah Zonemaster
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How to setup on vista
how can I download the software to my computer which is vista. I got a message to download another software first then tried to do setup but no luck. Any sugestions? I'm not a computer expert

Started Jun 19th, 2011 at 12:56am by Leethomas
2 2,918 Last Post Feb 25th, 2012 at 4:39am
By: Elfen
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Change the Absolute Path
Somehow, I've managed to get a really, really wrong Absolute Path configured.  I'm not sure what I was smoking when I did the original configuration.  I can't find any place to change the absolute pat...

Started Jul 12th, 2011 at 2:22am by Meta4XYZ
5 3,636 Last Post Jul 19th, 2011 at 2:42am
By: JonB
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Forum blocked by host!
My forum has recently been blocked by my really helpful and useless host 1&1. With no warning my forum now reads this
Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal erro...

When I contacted my host I was

Started Nov 26th, 2013 at 9:18am by Nigs
3 27 Last Post Nov 26th, 2013 at 7:26pm
By: xnoddyx
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502 error when posting
Ive broken something, and I'm searching for the cause, but maybe someone here knows how to fix, or can point me in the right direction.
When entering a new post, or responding to one, upon hitti...

Started Oct 25th, 2014 at 7:02pm by Red Barchetta
7 193 Last Post Oct 27th, 2014 at 3:33pm
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Search Engines
Hello YaBB, As you know i newly created site: and have lots of issues... I must say for your every help till now. At present, dont know why in my site cant show any Search Engines. ...

Started Aug 20th, 2011 at 10:36pm by sachin
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Upgraded from 2.4 to 2.5 and now broken
I just applied Yabb 2.5 upgrade files over the top of a working 2.4 forum and it seems to have broken it.  I have a backup of the whole 2.4 directory, but if I can fix the 2.5 this would be be...

Started Jun 10th, 2012 at 9:45pm by sausagenet
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