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Vacio gy alcxitoS980 ACKa5pR 03, 201C 5 pagcs 05/26/09 DotNetNuke Corporation 1825 S. Grant St. Suite 240 San Mateo, CA 94402 www. dotnetnuke. com 650. 288. 3150 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 the installation, 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 emonstration. You can find a list ofu coming DotNetNuke demonstration webi If your goal is to eval we recommend you e the ors to View nut*ge va le in DotNetNuke, tration 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 XPNista/Windows 7 desktop computer with ASP. NET 2. 0 or newer and IIS 6. or newer Database Server: SQL Express 2005/2008 running on the same computer Configuration B: Laptop or Desktop Computer with a Remote SQL Server Web Server: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 desktop omputer with ASP. NET 2. 0 or newer and IIS 6. 0 or newer Database Server: SQL Server 2005/2008 running on a remate server Configuration C: A Single Server Running Both IIS and SQL Web ASP. NET 2. 0 or newer and IIS 6. 0 or newer Database Server: SQ Server 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. 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 technical skills 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 2 It is very important that you can answer yes to each 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 rerequisites are met prior to installation. C] C] C] C] C] Cl 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 are functioning on the computer where DotNetNuke Will be installed? Have you tested that the database server you intend to use for DotNetNuke is operatlonal 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 fil RI_IFS to the database you intend to use for DotNetNuke? Do you have credentials to change file-system permissions for the folder on the 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 and folder. Set the permissions on this folder so the account IIS Will use has «Full Control» permissions to the folder. If IIS does not ave Full Control permissions, right click on the root folder. CIICk «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 View tab. Uncheck «Use simple file sharing» and click OK.

You can now right- click the folder and access the Security tab. On the Security tab, check that the appropriate account has Full Control permissions to the folder (Windows XP uses the ASPNET account and other editions of Windows use the NETW/ORK SERVICE account). Package: Download the INSTALL package from the Downloads age on DotNetNuke. com. The package is delivered as a ZIP file. Extract the contents of the ZIP file to the folder If you browse with Windows Explorer and are able to see the file web. config, the ZIP extraction was successful.

If you do not see this file, the extraction was not successful and you eith 31_1fS extraction was successful. Ifyou do not see this file, the extraction was not successful and you either need to delete and re-do the extraction or move the extracted files into the C: DotNetNuke folder. Database: If you are using a configuration with SQL Express, no additional database configuration is needed as the INSTALL ackage is pre-configured to use SQL Express by default. If you are using SQL Server, you need to configure DotNetNuke so it can connect to your database.

To do this, open C: with the Notepad application. Delete the following line in the connectionStrings section: Delete the following line in the appSettings section: Uncomment and edit the following line in the connectionStrings section to match your database server host name and credentials: Uncomment and edit the following line in the appSettings section to match your database server host name and credentials: and close the web. config file. You may also want to keep a backup copy of this file named web. config. bak in case the installation fails and you need to start over.

Web Application: Launch the IIS Management Console (Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools) and expand the tree for «Default Web Site. » Create a new Virtual Directory named «‘DotNetNuke» pointing to t tNuke folder. You may choose to name your Virtu omething else (if vou information on creating a Virtual Directory in IIS is available here: For IIS 5/6: http://msdn. microsoft . com/en-us/library/zwkl 03ab. aspx For IIS7: http://msdn. microsoft. com/en-us/library/bb753173. aspx This completes the server-based installation of DotNetNuke_ From this point forward, your interactions with DotNetNuke Will be through a web browser. DotNetNuke Wizard: The final Step in the installation process is to launch the DotNetNuke wizard. Launch your preferred web browser and navigate to http://localhost/DotNetNuke (adjust the IJRL if you named the Virtual Directory something other than «DotNetNuke»). After a few seconds, the DotNetNuke Installation Wizard starts. The Wizard Will guide yau through verifyingyour installation and configuring your first portal. It is important that you complete the Wizard without interruption. If you stop midway, IIS WII unload the DotNetNuke application from memory and the Wizard Will fail.

If the Wizard fails at any step, we recommend deleting the files in and begin again with extracting the ZIP file. If you corrected any problems reported by the Wizard, starting over ensures you Will not encounter complications from a partial installation. For additional help with Installations, please visit the Community Forums at http://w. ww. dotnetnuke. com. DotNetNuke and DNN are registered trademarks of DotNetNuke Corporation. @DotNetNuke Corporation. Al rights reserved DotNetNuke Installation In SI_IFS