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Project Creation issue on Vista

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  1. Nathan J Pledger
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    27 Mar 2008
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    Hi,

    I believe I have successfully installed Sitefinity on my Vista Home Premium laptop, having:

    * Enabled IIS6 compatibility
    * Installed the EXE/MSI
    * Successfully been able to navigate to the initial Projects web page

    But when i click "Create Project", I get:

    Unable to create the virtual directory: Unknown name. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80020006 (DISP_E_UNKNOWNNAME))


    Any ideas?
  2. Nikifor
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    28 Mar 2008
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    Hello Nathan Pledger,

    Handling this error message is described in our online troubleshooting document: see Unable to create the virtual directory. Unknown name

    Also, you can find useful information for Sitefinity installations under Windows Vista in the following Forum Support Thread

    Hope the provided information is helpful.

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  3. Bill Deihl
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    I had a similar problem on Vista.

    I am on vista ultimate. Followed the instructions and overall the install went well. (Don't guess on the install, follow the instructions. There are vista specific install notes).

    When I create a new project in the sitefinity manager, the site is created but never goes to the database setup screen.

    I had to create the project, hop over to IIS manager and change new site to use "classic.net apppool". And then go on to the site administration.

    It works fine this way.

    As I don't create too many projects, this is not a big deal. I just have to remember to do when I get rolling.

    Hope that helps.

    Bill
  4. Joel
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    Windows Authentication is not available on Vista Home Premium.
  5. Georgi
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    Hi Joel,

    We are not sure if you have a problem installing Sitefinity or not. Please follow up with some details if you need any assistance.

    Kind regards,
    Georgi
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  6. Joel
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    My apology, I did have a problem running Sitefinity Community edition at home on Vista Premium, even after walking through the steps. I also did not have Windows Authentication methods available and ran into similar problems. In the end, I simply manually created the application and mapped IIS to the folder. It works, but from what I have seen there does not seem to be a way to make the project creator work on Vista Premium.
  7. Joel
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    To clarify, in the end the installation went perfect, I was also able to get the project creator to install template projects (I do not remember having to manually set these up in IIS) ~ the only problem I really ran into was when I tried to create a new project. I am blaming Vista for the problems here, not Sitefinity ~ regardless of the problems I ran into I was able to get it up and running manually.
  8. Georgi
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    Hi Joel,

    Thank you for the follow up. We will definitely continue to work on the installers and try to adopt them to work as much as possible for any cases.

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  9. dave p
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    Hi.
    Is there a workaround for the project creator for Vista Home Premium (still doesn't support Windows Authentication, and therefore, automatic creation of virtual directories)?
  10. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi dave p,

    On Windows Vista Home editions forms authentication is use. You can disable anonymous authentication which will require to authenticate yourself manually.

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  11. aquariens
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    Hi,

    I tried disabeling anonymous then IIS7 take me to HTTP Error 401.2 Unauthorized, i am also a victam of Windows Vista Home Premium that have delivered with my laptop. When i try enabeling Anonymous authantication it works sitefinity project manager works in explorer but when i try to create New Project and press 1st Next button it gives error "The account, you have authanticated with, has no permissions to create virtual directories. Please make sure that windows authantication is enabled" while windows authantication is not at all available in Vista Home Premium.

    Any hope?
  12. Radoslav Georgiev
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    Hello Shahzad,

    Thank you for using our services.

    Can you try to run the Project Manager as an administrator. To do this, right click the IE and select Run as Administrator, this would give you permissions to create virtual directories. Did you take a look at the Bullet Proof Guide to Installing Sitefinity 3.x, it has a lot of useful information about common errors encountered during installation. If the problem persist can you try to set up a Blank  Project. You can find how to use blank project here.

    Best wishes,
    Rado
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  13. aquariens
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    Dear Rado,

    Thanks for your reply, i am sorry i forgot to mention in my last mail that i already tried running IE as Administrator but still there was no hope. i got the same "No permission to create virtual directory"

    Secondly i already followed the steps (as much as i could like changing application to clasic pool etc etc) in  Bullet Proof Guide to Installing Sitefinity 3.x but as you know there certain option are not at all available in Vista home premium especially "Windows Authentication" so i could not do 100% as available in the guide.

    Third, I extrected the Empty project and open in VS2008 then i "Viewed in Browser as directed" then got the page in browser to select Databse, (SQL Express in my case) after pressing Continue it took me to an error page attached 

    Please note my SQL Express 2008 is up and running and i was able to install and browse test application of sitefinity TIUSite_v3.6 successfully by enabling Anonymous in IIS 7.

    Any help in attached error page??
  14. Radoslav Georgiev
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    Hello Shahzad,

    Thank you for getting back to me.

    Are you using the default database that comes with Sitefinity (~/App_Data/Sitefinity.mdf)? Sometimes there might be issues relating to the use of the provided database. I would suggest that you create your own database in your SQLEXPRESS server. After you create it go to Security/Lagoons and make sure that the NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM has owner mappings to the database (see attached image). Then when you create the connection string choose the SQL Server 2005/2008. Click the Use Windows Authentication  checkbox and for the server use localhost\SQLEXPRESS, and enter the name of your database.

    Furthermore can you check if the ASP.NET worker process has full access to the App_Data directory of your blank project (refer to attached image). If not provide the process with full control.

    Best wishes,
    Rado
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