Trying to save some time by installing a pre-configured WAMP environment (Windows Apache MySQL and PHP).
I downloaded the latest Bitnami WAMPStack and found that it didn’t have php_dbase.dll in the $PHP_DIR/ext/ dir.
A planned retreat worked.
This version has php_dbase.dll in it. It is PHP 5.2
This one doesn’t. It is PHP 5.3.8