#3131 Blank Page after Login on Windows 2008 Server IIS7 or IIS7.5


2010-09-30 11:33:04 EDT
I've seen this problem posted a lot with the index.php page being blank after you login to phpMyAdmin. I'm getting this error on IE browsers. The formatting in Firefox is horrible, but at least after you login it works. None of the solutions have worked for me, except this work around...

After logging in and getting to the blank index.php page, remove 'index.php' and type 'main.php?lang=en-utf-8&server=1'. I've also added variations of these to my config and nothing works...
$cfg['PmaAbsoluteUri'] = ''; and $cfg['PmaAbsoluteUri'] = 'http://mydomain.com/'; (it is its own website, so no trailing folder)
$cfg['Lang'] = 'en-utf-8'; and $cfg['DefaultLang'] = 'en-utf-8';

I also tried commenting out the ::1: in the lmhosts file on the Windows 2008 servers. I have a web server that phpMyAdmin is on and a dedicated MySQL server, so I made this setting on both servers... no luck.

Someone also posted that if i login using the method above with adding the main.php, you should be able to set your theme and then it works. That didn't work for me either. I'm using IE7 and IE8 with no luck. Again, Firefox really messes up the page layout with those frames, so who knows what it is or isnt doing.

- We are using version 3.3.7 of phpMyAdmin.
- index.php is defined and the page does load, but it is blank. It displays phpMyAdmin 3.3.7 in the title bar, but the background screen is grey with nothing on it.
- On the W2K8 Server I gave IUSR full control of the folder that holds the phpmyadmin software.


  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2012-01-15

    Did you try the current 3.4.9 version?

  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2012-01-15
    • status: open --> pending
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2013-01-18
    • status: pending --> closed-out-of-date
  • Michal Čihař

    Michal Čihař - 2013-06-11
    • Status: closed-out-of-date --> out-of-date