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 .


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