# Installing Xdebug in Zend Server CE 5.04 with PHP 5.3 on Windows 7 64-bit

I have installed the PHP extension Xdebug on multiple platforms and for some reason I keep forgetting how I manage to do it every time.

Below are the steps I followed to get Xdebug working with Zend Server CE 5.04 with PHP 5.3 on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

Note: Although I am running a 64-bit OS, Zend Server CE 5.04 is 32-bit and requires 32-bit extensions so I downloaded the 32-bit version of Xdebug php_xdebug-2.1.0-5.3-vc9-nts.dll
2. Copy the DLL to C:\Program Files (x86)\Zend\ZendServer\lib\phpext\
3. Add the following lines ABOVE [Zend] in your php.ini file which is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Zend\ZendServer\etc\php.ini
```[xdebug]
zend_extension="C:\Program Files (x86)\Zend\ZendServer\lib\phpext\php_xdebug-2.1.0-5.3-vc9-nts.dll"
```
4. Restart Apache
5. Log in to the Zend Server GUI at http://localhost:10081/ZendServer and check the PHP Info page for Xdebug
6. If you have an Xdebug section then it works. Now you’ll want to probably add some more configuration to the [xdebug] section of the php.ini file. See xdebug.org for more info.

## 1 comment

1. Vanderson da Silva says:

dont’t forget comment in php.ini the follow line:
;zend_extension=”C:\Program Files (x86)\Zend\ZendServer\lib\ZendExtensionManager.dll”

this can couse fail in ZendServer.