Apache crashes when running from a path with German umlauts


When running Apache (with PHP) on a German Windows 10, it runs successfully when having a file path to the httpd.exe without German umlauts (ä, ö, ü).

As soon as having a path component with German umlauts, Apache immediately exists with exit code 0xc0000005.

The event log has an entry with ID 1000 and the following information:

Name der fehlerhaften Anwendung: httpd.exe, Version:, Zeitstempel: 0x5bc8a3ef
Name des fehlerhaften Moduls: ADVAPI32.dll, Version: 10.0.18362.752, Zeitstempel: 0xcf4d11bd
Ausnahmecode: 0xc0000005
Fehleroffset: 0x0004ec89
ID des fehlerhaften Prozesses: 0x595c
Startzeit der fehlerhaften Anwendung: 0x01d6337ccb383ddf
Pfad der fehlerhaften Anwendung: C:\Ablage\Müller\Packaging\ApacheWebServer\bin\httpd.exe
Pfad des fehlerhaften Moduls: C:\WINDOWS\System32\ADVAPI32.dll
Berichtskennung: 64199c64-5f5b-430c-9b4c-4bb900e9f3b8
Vollständiger Name des fehlerhaften Pakets:
Anwendungs-ID, die relativ zum fehlerhaften Paket ist:

Manually translated to English, this roughly reads:

Name of the erroneous application: httpd.exe, Version:, Time stamp: 0x5bc8a3ef
Name of the erroneous module: ADVAPI32.dll, Version: 10.0.18362.752, Time stamp: 0xcf4d11bd
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Error offset: 0x0004ec89
ID of the erroneous process: 0x595c
Start time of the erroneous application: 0x01d6337ccb383ddf
Path to the erroneous application: C:\Ablage\Müller\Packaging\ApacheWebServer\bin\httpd.exe
Path to the erroneous module: C:\WINDOWS\System32\ADVAPI32.dll
Report id: 64199c64-5f5b-430c-9b4c-4bb900e9f3b8
Full name of the erroneous packet:
Application ID, relative to the erroneous packet:

Beside finding nothing on Google, I am completely clueless how (or whether) this is resolvable.

I've also tried to start Apache (from my C# application) via its short path syntax, but this did not change the outcome.

My question

How can I let Apache run on a path with German umlauts?

asked on Server Fault May 26, 2020 by Uwe Keim • edited May 26, 2020 by Uwe Keim

1 Answer


(As of request, here is my above comment as an answer)

The following steps helped me:

  1. I installed the latest PHP
  2. I installed the latest Apache
  3. I installed the latest VC++ 2019 redistributables

After that, the error was not present anymore.

See also this related discussion on Apache Lounge.

answered on Server Fault Dec 24, 2020 by Uwe Keim • edited Dec 24, 2020 by Uwe Keim

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