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Advanced Install for Developers?

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  1. Kevin
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    04 Jan 2009
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    My situation is such that I'm evaluating a CMSes for a client that has the following requirements:
    * Must run on .NET 2.0 and SQL Server 2000
    * must install all files needed in (wwwroot/sitename) since I believe the box is shared by others
    * No control over the box it will be running on, other than an FTP account, and a SQL Server login (that doesn't allow remote connections)

    I would like to kindly suggest an advanced install, for developers that might be in this situation:
    - allow developer to FTP application files to a directory of their choice (e.g. wwwroot/sitename)
    - navigate to a url to install from the web (e.g. http://mysite.com/install.aspx), which will take them through the steps of setting up virtual directory/.NET version/SQL server connection (although if just editing the web.config could set some of these things, that's nice too)

    Since your CMS has a windows installer, and installs in C:/Program Files/[product], and requires to install in the Default Website of IIS, it makes it impossible to consider your CMS for this client.  Everything else about the product is great, and fits my clients needs nicely.

    Developing locally with your application, and then migrating to this kind of shared hosting seems really tough, but I'm open to suggestions how I might still do this (without using the installer on the production box).
  2. Georgi
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    Hi Kevin,

    Such an option is already presented.

    You may use the blank project approach. You may download the zip archive from your client.net account, extract the files and upload them via ftp to your hosting provider. Then, just load the URL of the uploaded files in the browser.

    This approach is not using any installer.

    I hope this helps.

    All the best,
    Georgi
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  3. Kevin
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    Thank you for the info, and prompt reply.  I will give that a try.

    Thanks.
  4. Jason
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    I tried this route as well because I have the same restrictions and have run into the following error : 

    Server Error in '/' Application.

    Configuration Error

    Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.

    Parser Error Message: It is an error to use a section registered as allowDefinition='MachineToApplication' beyond application level.  This error can be caused by a virtual directory not being configured as an application in IIS.

    Source Error:

    Line 79:       <assemblies></assemblies>
    Line 80:     </compilation>
    Line 81: <roleManager enabled="false" cacheRolesInCookie="true" defaultProvider="Sitefinity">Line 82:       <providers>
    Line 83:         <clear/>


    What do I need to tell my host about the virtual directory?  Is there a way to configure the site where a virtual directory is unnecessary? 

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

    Jason
  5. Georgi
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    Hi Jason,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    As the error itself suggests, maybe the the project's virtual directory is not configured as an application in IIS. In IIS, right-click the virtual directory and from the dropdown menu, select Convert to Application. Restart IIS and go back to the Sitefinity project startup wizard.
    Don't hesitate to contact us if this does not eliminate the problem.

    I have removed the duplicated posts in this thread.

    Regards,
    Georgi
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  6. Jason
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    Could you please provide the details of how the virtual directory needs to be set up?  I have to send instructions to my hosting provider and don't want to do it more than once. 

    So I need to know:
    • What the virtual folder is to be named
    • Where it needs to point too
    • Any other pertinent information.
    Thanks in advance!

    Jason
  7. Georgi
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    Hi Jason,

    1. What the virtual folder is to be named:
    - It doesn't matter. This is usually the project's name. It should not contain any white spaces though. Depending on the way you want to access your site, you may have the following URLs after they set up the directory:
    http://yourdomain.com
    http://yourdomain.com/your_virtual_directory

    2. Where it needs to point too
    - It needs to point to the physical root directory of  your project. This is the directory, where you uploaded your files.

    3. Any other pertinent information.
    - The directory should be created as an application, running on Classic.Net application pool.

    I hope this will be enough.

    Regards,
    Georgi
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