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These instructions assume you are installing the DotNetNuke INSTALL package. Instructions for installing other packages are similar but beyond the scope of this document. Typically, installation should take no more than 10-15 minutes. If you encounter errors during theinstallation, double check the prerequisites to ensure you have the required hardware and software available. If your goal is to evaluate the features available in DotNetNuke, we recommend you attend an online demonstration. You can find a list of upcoming DotNetNuke demonstration webinars at DotNetNuke.com.
If your goal is to evaluate the features available in DotNetNuke, we recommend you attend anonline demonstration webinar.
The first step in the installation process is identifying your hardware and software environment. The common configurations are: Configuration A: Laptop or Desktop Computer Web Server: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 desktop computer with ASP.NET 2.0 or newer and IIS 6.0 or newer Database Server: SQL Express 2005/2008 running on the same computer
Configuration B: Laptopor Desktop Computer with a Remote SQL Server Web Server: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 desktop computer with ASP.NET 2.0 or newer and IIS 6.0 or newer Database Server: SQL Server 2005/2008 running on a remote server
Configuration C: A Single Server Running Both IIS and SQL Web Server: Windows Server 2003/2008 server computer with ASP.NET 2.0 or newer and IIS 6.0 or newer Database Server: SQLServer 2005/2008 running on the same computer
Configuration D: A Web Server and a Separate SQL Server Web Server: Windows Server 2003/2008 server computer with ASP.NET 2.0 or newer and IIS 6.0 or newer Database Server: SQL Server 2005/2008 running on a remote server
DotNetNuke is server-based software which requires some IT technical skills for installation. After installation, these IT technicalskills are not necessary and anyone with a web browser can quickly learn DotNetNuke. If you require a local installation of DotNetNuke and do not have experience installing and configuring a server-based web application on Windows, we recommend you seek assistance from an IT technical professional.
DotNetNuke Installation Instructions
It is very important that you can answer yes toeach of the following questions. Based on feedback from thousands of users over multiple releases of DotNetNuke, the number one reason for installation problems is failure to properly validate that all prerequisites are met prior to installation. Does your configuration match one of the configurations A, B, C or D? Have you tested that the required minimum versions of IIS and ASP.NET arefunctioning on the computer where DotNetNuke will be installed? Have you tested that the database server you intend to use for DotNetNuke is operational and can be accessed from the web server? For SQL Server Only: Do you have the host name and credentials with DBO access to the database you intend to use for DotNetNuke? Do you have credentials to change file-system permissions for the folder onthe web server where you intend to install DotNetNuke? Do you have credentials to configure IIS on the web server where you intend to install DotNetNuke?
Install DotNetNuke as follows: File System: Create a folder on the web server where DotNetNuke will be deployed. For the remainder of the document, we will assume this is C:\DotNetNuke, however, you are free to choose any suitable drive andfolder. Set the permissions on this folder so the account IIS will use has “Full Control” permissions to the folder. If IIS does not have Full Control permissions, right click on the root folder. Click “Sharing and Security” followed by the Security tab. If the Security tab is not present, you must “turn off” simple file sharing for the folder by selecting Tools > Folder Options, then click the...