To all,
I am using a windows vista machine and have downloaded NetBeans 8.0
My php.ini file is in c:\windows directory

In my php.ini I have the following:
output_buffering = Off

The last lines in the file read:
zend_extension="C:/PHP/php_xdebug-2.2.4-5.5-vc11.dll"
xdebug.remote_enable=1
xdebug.remote_host=127.0.0.1
xdebug.remote_port=9000
; Port number must match debugger port number in NetBeans IDE Tools > Options > PHP
xdebug.remote_handler=dbgp

In NetBeans
PHP
Options
Debugging
Debugger Port 9000
Session ID netbeans-xdebug
Max Data Length 2048
Stop at First Line checked
Show requested URLs checked
Show Debugger Console checked

I am running Apache/2.2.11 (Win32) PHP/5.2.8
When I run a PHP script with the phpinfo command I don't get anything about "XDEBUG"
In NetBeans I do not get a connect to the "XDEBUG" software and none of the of the commands under Debug are highlighted when I run in Debug mode