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SiteFinity 5.1 Community Edition returns an error on first ever use!

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  1. Ed
    Ed avatar
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    03 Jan 2008
    21 Nov 2012
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    For the first time today I started using SiteFinity 5.1.327 (Community Edition) on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine; so far I cannot even get the default web-site up and running.  In the Project Manager window I select "Create a New Project" and choose an IIS-based web-site on my local machine that connects to a remote SQL Server Database.  If I then attempt to administer the site, it crashes out after about 20 minutes with a time-out error, although the SiteFinity database appears on the remote server (just tables, no views or stored procedures).  If I then go to http://localhost/mysite/Sitefinity/Startup I see the following message:

    The system is restarting...
    Please wait a few seconds. You will be redirected automatically.

    and the browser (Firefox) gets stuck in an infinite loop.

    What am I doing wrong?  I installed it back in August with the default settings and everything looked OK.  Is it really this difficult to use?
  2. Victor Velev
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    06 Jul 2015
    21 Nov 2012
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    Hello Ed,

    The problems that you are encountering may be coming from a number of different areas, but it is most likely that the remote SQL server might be causing the issues ( due to connection issues ) .

    In order to diagnose the issues, can you try to create a new project again on IIS ( and configure it according to our documentation :

    http://www.sitefinity.com/blogs/joshmorales/posts/josh-morales-blog/2011/02/22/installing_sitefinity_4_on_iis_7

    http://www.sitefinity.com/documentation/documentationarticles/installation-and-administration-guide/install-sitefinity/configuring-the-iis-to-host-sitefinity-projects

    and choose SQLExpress or a local Server instance.

    Kind regards,
    Victor Velev
    the Telerik team
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