I have a virtual server on Microsoft Azure. It has IIS 8, PHP 5.4 and a Joomla 3.3 site installed on it. This is a brand new install where I am migrating a site from a different location using Akeeba Backup(v4.0.2).
I am seeing a problem when I try to log into the Joomla site at either the front end or the administrator side. In both cases I enter a valid username/password combination (verified) and the screen just jumps back to the same page. I get no error or notification of an invalid login, but it does not log in.
The one strange thing is that Joomla does not seem to be writing anything to the Logs folder. On each login attempt it should be appending a log file, but nothing at all is happening in that folder.
In some posts people have noted that this could be a permissions issue and cause a silent failure. Based on that I verified that the IIS_USERS account had full permissions to that folder.
I am beating my head against the wall on this. Does anyone have an idea of what is going on or thoughts on how to debug the problem?