Guidance on usage: XAMPP PHP on Windows Server 2016 DC

Configuring and connecting to XAMPP PHP on Windows Server 2016 DC


  1. Press Win + R.
  1. In the window that appears, enter “mstsc.exe” and click “OK”.
  1. In the window that appears, enter the IP of the virtual machine and click “Connect”.
  1. In the window that appears, enter your username and password and click “OK”.
  2. Check the box and click “Yes”.
  1. The remote desktop window is displayed after the connection
  1. Launch the XAMPP Control panel
  1. The control panel is displayed where XAMPP is controlled

XAMPP is located in c:\xampp\ where you will find all the config files

Configure and Use Apache Tomcat

You can see an error similar to the one below when you attempt to start Apache Tomcat through the XAMPP control panel

To solve the problem open


Set component as a service 

  1. To set a component as a service, use corresponding check-box
  1. Click “Yes”
  1. Check that services are installed
  1. Check the service list 

XAMPP Firewall Ports

You can find the ports you need in the XAMPP Control Panel to configure how to use XAMPP

Required ports:

To set up ports, click “Config”

To set up Azure firewall rules refer to – Azure Network Security Groups

To open ports outside to work with services Windows firewall ports should be opened too

XAMPP support – Apache Friends Support Forum • Index page

FAQ XAMPP FAQs for Windows

Documentation can be found locally within your server on the following URL: http://localhost/dashboard/howto.html