I would like to share my experiences with Apache installation on Windows 2008 Server.
It’s not a easy drive when you are installing deploying your open-source application on Microsoft Windows 2008 Server. There was a nasty UAC - User Account Control which makes it difficult to configure Apache if we don’t know about UAC on Windows 2008.
So if we are installing Apache on Windows 2008 then first thing to take care is go to Control Panel > User Accounts > Enable or Disable UAC. Un-check the checkbox and Finish wizard. It will require a reboot. Once it is done Apache should be able to start without any problem. If you don’t do that it gives really wired error which is “Unable to open logs” which really does not make any sense that why this is happening.