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Is location of WebSites directory configurable?

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  1. Carl
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    Installation of Sitefinity 3.7 results in the location of the WebSites directory as a subdirectory of \Program Files\Telerik\Sitefinity3.7 as the default. Is this location configurable? If so, then how?

    I prefer maintaining my work data directories on a partition other than the Windows OS partition with the \Program Files directory. And of course, I consider developer produced content for a web site to be work data. So I'd like to have control of where I can put the Sitefinity "WebSites" directory so that it is not forcefully under the \Program Files directory.

    Thanks for explaining how to do, or else adding feature in next version of Sitefinity.
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Carl,

    During the installation of Sitefinity's project manager you can control the default installation path. You could locate it under any folder of your file system. In this case /Websites folder is appended to the parent directory location. If you want to get around this you should use EmptyProject installation.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. HK
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    I have already installed Sitefinity 3.7 but want to change the default location where websites are stored to a network drive instead of C:\Program Files\telerik\Sitefinity3.7\WebSites.  Do I have to reinstall the software or is there a setting somewhere that I can modify?

    Thank you
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello HK,

    If you have used Sitefinity's ProjectManager you need to reinstall it. If you used EmptyProject you can move its location to the other destination and then make changes to the IIS application.

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  5. HK
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    Do you have complete instructions on how to complete this process? There are a number of issues involved especially security Should the project manager run in a separate application pool with the identity of a domain account?  What permissions should the new identity have and to what folders? Should impersonation be enabled? does project manager need impersonation? There are a lot of unanswered questions.  I tried installing the software on a network drive by nothing works. I get the error when I try to launch project manager:

    Server Error in '/telerik/Sitefinity3.7' Application.

    Server cannot access application directory 'W:\Telerik2\ProjectManager\'. The directory does not exist or is not accessible because of security settings.

    Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

    Exception Details: System.Web.HttpException: Server cannot access application directory 'W:\Telerik2\ProjectManager\'. The directory does not exist or is not accessible because of security settings.

    Thank you

  6. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi HK,

    Most probably you need to change the permissions settings over ProjectManager folder.
    - NETWORK SERVICE or ASP.NET - FULL ACCESS
    - SYSTEM - FULL ACCESS
    - Your administrative account - FULL ACCESS
    - other users - READ PERMISSIONS.

    The project manager can be started under default application pools, or custom one. You can add the project manager to a different website or under the default one. ASP.NET Impersonation could be disabled. You can only enable Windows Authentication.

    We regret to inform you that there is not document that describe each step of this process, since it is  a standard installation of exe and configuring IIS server.

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