I am trying to connect to a Microsoft SQL server database using PHP 5.6 and am getting the error "could not find driver".
I am initially attempting to use PDO but I could use the procedural version if necessary.
I have downloaded the SQL server PHP driver and placed it in the ext folder in my PHP installation.
I have also specified the extension in php.ini.
My web server is IIS 7.
My platform is Windows 7 Professional (the same box for both the database and the web servers).
PHP is executed correctly by IIS.
I think I must be missing something but can't find out what.
I would appreciate any pointers to what I might have missed or even a tutorial on how to combine the various technologies I have chosen.
I'm sure that someone must have succeeded in doing this.