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Help to setup 3.7 SP3 (trial) with Windows XP

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  1. Leigh
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    Hi Guys,
    I am having trouble understanding what to do to get everything working. I am completely new to all of this and so I don't know what a windows server is or IIS or where any of the settings are in windows etc etc!!!

    I wanted to start my project with 4.0 beta and then upgrade to the 4.0 RC and finally to 4.0, but my client has a deadline of 1st November 2010 for having the first part of the project live and so i believe that this wont be possible? Is this correct?

    So assuming i wont be able to use 4.0, I have gone ahead and downloaded the 3.7 SP3 trial, (I haven't purchased the license key yet), I have windows XP on my PC, I appear to have set up a SQL Server 2005 on my Windows Shared hosting plan. I have no idea how to link these things together to make it work! When I run the Sitefinity .exe it tries to load up the localhost and is asking me for a username and password, so i cant get any further.

    I don't mind setting up the whole site on the web server, but it would have to be in a 'hidden' sub-folder of the main website which i could then (easily) transfer to the root, as there is a live website there already. Is this possible or do i need to start with the localhost setup?

    There seem to be setup instructions for Vista and Windows 7, but not a dummies guide for XP, if there is could you please point me in the right direction.

    As you can see I'm really stuck and would appreciate any help at all.

    Many Thanks.
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Leigh,

    You can take a look at


    Kind regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. Leigh
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    Hi Ivan,

    Thanks but i already looked at those and they dont help. The bulletproof guide is for vista and windows 7 and i am using XP. And the installation guide says:

    6. Installing Sitefinity under Windows XP
    Creating the Database
    All of Sitefinity’s content is stored inside the database, so there is no file structure. Although
    you can use SQL Express and Sitefinity could put that database in your App_Data folder, it’s
    highly recommended that you create a database on your server and use that one. This will
    ensure you can run scripts on the database easier. To create a database, follow these steps:
    1. Go to Start > Program Files > Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (or 2008)> SQL Express
    Management Studio (or the express version)

    Well in windows XP i dont have Start> Program files? i have Start> All Programs, but then i dont have any Microsoft SQL Server 2005? I already created a SQL 2005 database on my shared hosting but how do i get that linked to my PC? What am i missing? Are you in another program like visual studio or something when you talk about this or directly in windows XP? i dont have Visual studio either!

    Many Thanks
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Leigh,

    First you need to install the project locally and then change its connection string to point to your host database. To install the project locally you should have SQL Sever or SQL Express.

    Greetings,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  5. Leigh
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    Hi Ivan,

    ok thanks - but that sends me back to my first issue which is this: When I run the Sitefinity .exe it tries to load up the localhost and is asking me for a username and password, so i cant get any further.

    Many Thanks
  6. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Leigh,

    In the articles which I provided it is explained that you need to provide your windows credentials to authenticate yourself.

    All the best,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  7. Leigh
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    Hi Ivan,

    Obviously i dont understand the documentation or else i would have done it already, pointing me back to documentation that i simply dont understand is not helping me at all.

    i dont know where or what 'windows credentials' are or how to find out.

    Can you please point me in the right direction?

    Many Thanks
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