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Install DNN in few easy steps

You can install DNN either in the root folder of the website or under any folder say dnn under your website .

1) Download DNN installtation zip file from DotNetNuke site and extract it under the root folder or any other folder where you want to install dnn .

2) The IUSR should have write as well as modify permission on the folder where you are installing DNN

3) Now create a MSSQL database , database user and password

4) Before browsing the website in the browser and proceeding with the installation make following changes in the web.config file to make the installation easier

Comment the 2 attach database connection strings

Note : Please note that the connection string starts with <>

a) add name=”SiteSqlServer” connectionString=”Data Source=.\SQLExpress;Integrated Security=True;User Instance=True;AttachDBFilename=|DataDirectory|Data base.mdf;” providerName=”System.Data.SqlClient”

b) add key=”SiteSqlServer” value=”Data Source=.\SQLExpress;Integrated Security=True;User Instance=True;AttachDBFilename=|DataDirectory|Data base.mdf;”

Use the following 2 connection strings

a) add name=”SiteSqlServer” connectionString=”Server=IP of the database server;Database=databasename;uid=databaseuser;pwd= password;” providerName=”System.Data.SqlClient”

b) add key=”SiteSqlServer” value=”Server=IP of database server;Database=databasename;uid=databaseuser;pwd= password;”

5) Now browse the website and select auto installation and click next , DNN will be installed on the website .


How to Install IIS on Windows server 2003

To install IIS on windows server ,

Goto start => Control Panel => Double click Add or remove programs => Click Add/Remove Windows Components => check the checkbox application server => click details and select following components

Application Server Console
Enable Network Com+ Access
Internet Information Services (IIS)

Select Internet Information Services (IIS) , click details and select following components

Common Files
FTP Service
FrontPage 2002 Extensions
Internet Information Services Manager
World Wide Web Service

Select World Wide Web Service , Click details and select following components

Active Server Pages
Internet Data Connector
Remote Administration (HTML)
Server Side Includes
World Wide Web Service

Click ok ok ok and next to proceed with the installation , it will ask for the files required from the i386 folder . You can keep a copy of i386 folder on your disk and provide that path or you can use the windows 2003 server installation disk. Thats it you have installed IIS webserver .

Install Power Shell on Windows Server 2008

Goto Start ==> Administrative tools ==> Server Manager ==> Features ==> Select Windows Power Shell Integrated Scripting Enviornment(ISE) ==> Click next ==> Click Install








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