Hi Bob Howard,
It is odd
that you get the 'Role feature is not enabled' error. The roles are not
disabled for the Community edition of Sitefinity. Actually, they are
set to false in the web.config file, but set to true programmatically at the second step of the project creation wizard, that is, when you are asked to choose the database.
Perhaps a workaround would be to open
the web.config file with some text editor and change the property to true
(when this error occurs). You should change
<roleManager enabled="false" cacheRolesInCookie="true" defaultProvider="Sitefinity">
<roleManager enabled="true" cacheRolesInCookie="true" defaultProvider="Sitefinity">
Save the web.config and refresh the page. Hope this would help.
Please let us know whether this helps and whether this happens on each new project creation. Looking forward to hearing from you.
the Telerik team