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installing 3.7 on local XP, questions

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  1. Mark
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    Hi everyone,

    We just purchased 3.7 and are attempting to install on a local XP computer for development purposes. I originally thought that we could install and develop right from the web host, but then was told that we should develop from our local XP system then deploy.
    So here is where we are;

    1. Installed MS SQL Express 2008 R2

    According to Sitefinity's installation guide (pg 34) we should find an ASP user (ex: USPC2\ASPNET). But there are no ASPNET users found. "NT Authority, sa, etc" are all there, just no ASPNET users. So what did we forget to do?

  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Nigel,

    ASP.NET Machine Account is created when the Microsoft .Net Framework  is installed onto a Windows XP machine. By default the Account is called "ASP.NET". Please make sure that you have Microsoft .Net Framework installed. In higher versions of Windows the account is called NETWORK SERVICE.

    You could also create a new user account in the SQL Server and set its username and password in your connection string. This user should be dbo over the database that you are going to use with Sitefinity.

    All the best,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team
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  3. Mark
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    We do have .NET frameword 2.0 Service Pack 2 installed on the XP Machine. Sitefinity's "Bullet proof installation" video really only covers Windows Vista/7 installations but comments that XP is much simpler. And yet it's not working.
    Sorry, I do not understand your comment regarding "create a new user account in the SQL Server and set its username and password in your connection string. This user should be dbo over the database that you are going to use with Sitefinity". I am just trying to follow Sitefinity's installation guides. Is this truly XP compatable? Or does it require workarounds not covered on the installation guides?

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    Hi Nigel,

    ASP.NET Machine Account is created when the Microsoft .Net Framework  is installed onto a Windows XP machine. By default the Account is called "ASP.NET". Please make sure that you have Microsoft .Net Framework installed. In higher versions of Windows the account is called NETWORK SERVICE.

    You could also create a new user account in the SQL Server and set its username and password in your connection string. This user should be dbo over the database that you are going to use with Sitefinity.

    All the best,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Nigel,

    Please take a look at


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