Solving the WordPress IIS 500 Error for Image Display

For quite some time we had an issue where on an IIS server there was a WordPress 500 server error anytime we use the media Library to upload images. We set the permissions on the parent directory of the uploads folder but this would not resolve the issue.

It took a long time to figure out the issue and finally I found these posts that provided the immediate solutio – set the PHP/Windows temp directory to be accessible by the IUSR account.  Instant fix.  Thank you to all those who have provided the solution.

Now the request to the WordPress development team – include this in the notes or setup for Windows installations.



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