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KB 294807 - IIS Server - PHP FastCGI 500 Error 0xfffffffe

Resolved issue today of IIS Server - PHP FastCGI 500 Error 0xfffffffe by deleting "Windows Temp" folder files.

We used Cygwin to customize some permissions of "Windows Temp" folder and after few hours the website stopped working.

The search online was giving all kinds of different solution except what I was looking for.

I was hoping the stackoverflow will have answers but even this post didn't cover the issue I was running into.
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15302080/fastcgi-500-failure

Restarting the IIS didn't work, but deleting temp files cleared the issue, but now the problem is how long before the site will go down again?

Hope the issue is resolved for ever, if not; I will update this post later.
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Completed UiPath - RPA Developer Advance Training

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PowerBI Enterprise App Embed Solution in PHP

I had a nightmare time trying to figure out a simple example for JavaScript API, for PowerBI embed solution using PHP programming language.

I hope developers post every single step solutions when possible as it's very nightmarish to figure out that which we don't know.

I hope following notes could be useful to some, and if I myself have forgotten to include any steps or the steps are no longer valid due to upgrades or software changes, please post it in comments and I will try to update the steps if possible or create a new blog and add a link to it in this blog post.




Power BI
Azure Portal
URL: https://portal.azure.com

Setting up an Embed App Embed Onboarding URL: https://app.powerbi.com/embedsetup/appownsdata
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Windows 10 restart issue Bootreg /fixmbr

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Amazon CodeStar - Php/Laravel - First Time Setup

Amazon CodeStar - Php/Laravel - First Time Setup

As of Feb 2018, what you need for setting up a Php/Laravel project using Amazon CodeStar

Prerequisite
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CodeStar project Setup
Select Create ProjectSelect project template
Local repository setup
aws configure
git repository publish