ZodiacPress Windows Server

Troubleshooting: Setting File Permissions For swetest.exe

ZodiacPress Windows Server includes a file called swetest.exe that must have permission to execute in order to get the planetary positions from the Swiss Ephemeris. The path to the file is:

plugins/zp-windows-server/sweph/swetest.exe

If you received this error notice: “The Swiss Ephemeris is not working,” you may have to log in to your web host and manually set the permission for the swetest.exe file.

If your Windows hosting platform allows you to set specific permissions, then set the permission for the swetest.exe file to allow everyone to “read and execute” it, but the “owner” should also have permission to “write” to it.

If your Windows hosting platform does not allow you to set specific permissions, then at least make sure that the swetest.exe file is not set to “read only.”

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