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  1. Vangelis
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    Just for anyone who needs to install Sitefinity on Vista please read this thread first
    http://www.sitefinity.com/support/forums/support-forum-thread/b1043S-tdcac.aspx

    Also don't forget to give full rights to your user account  on Telerik folder

    Also if by default there is installed not SQLExpress but MSSMLBIZ then to run sample sites you have to change web.config to point to the correct name.

    Best regards

    Vagelis
  2. Nitin
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    Sorry, posted it in a retired thread. Here it is:
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    Ok, I am trying to install Sitefinity on Vista Home Premium addition and can't get rid of "Unauthorised error" despite following all the steps prescribed in this forum.

    I tried setting up my Interent Information Service to use Windows authentication but this option is not even listed. Here is a list of options under Internet Information Services->World Wide Web Services->Security:
    1. Basic Authentication
    2. IP Security
    3. Request Filtering
    4. URL Authorization

    Not only that, after uninstalling and reinstalling Sitefinity v3.0, IIS manager does not even show Sitefinity 3.0 under Default Web site.

    I believe a step-by-step installation document on Vista would be a great help.

    Here is the error:

     

    Server Error in Application "Default Web Site/telerik/Sitefinity3.0"


    HTTP Error 401.2 - Unauthorized

    Description: You are not authorized to view this page due to invalid authentication headers.

    Error Code: 0x80070005

    Notification: AuthenticateRequest

    Module: IIS Web Core

    Requested URL: http://localhost:80/telerik/Sitefinity3.0

    Physical Path: C:\Program Files\telerik\Sitefinity3.0\ProjectManager

    Logon User: Not yet determined

    Logon Method: Not yet determined

    Handler: StaticFile

    Most likely causes:

    • No authentication protocol (including anonymous) is selected in IIS.
    • Only integrated authentication is enabled, and a client browser was used that does not support integrated authentication.
    • Integrated authentication is enabled and the request was sent through a proxy that changed the authentication headers before they reach the Web server.
    • The Web server is not configured for anonymous access and a required authorization header was not received.
    • The "configuration/system.webServer/authorization" configuration section may be explicitly denying the user access.

    What you can try:

    • Verify the authentication setting for the resource and then try requesting the resource using that authentication method.
    • Verify that the client browser supports Integrated authentication.
    • Verify that the request is not going through a proxy when Integrated authentication is used.
    • Verify that the user is not explicitly denied access in the "configuration/system.webServer/authorization" configuration section.
    • Create a tracing rule to track failed requests for this HTTP status code. For more information about creating a tracing rule for failed requests, click here.

    More Information... This error occurs when the WWW-Authenticate header sent to the Web server is not supported by the server configuration. Check the authentication method for the resource, and verify which authentication method the client used. The error occurs when the authentication methods are different. To determine which type of authentication the client is using, check the authentication settings for the client.

    Microsoft Knowledge Base Articles:

    • 907273
    • 253667

    Server Version Information: Internet Information Services 7.0.

     

  3. Vlad
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    Hello Nitin,

    Please find the answer in this forum.

    All the best,
    Vlad
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  4. Nitin
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    Vlad,

    Thanks for the reply. As I mentioned in my post, I already tried all the steps specified in that post but to no avail.

    Please let me know what else can I do to make Sitefinity v3.0 run successfully on Vista Home Premium.

    Alternatively, if you have installed Sitefinity v3.0 on Vista, can you please post the settings of IIS manager as well as Internet Informatioin Services.

    I appreciate your help! Thanks!

    Nitin
  5. Rebecca
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    Hi Nitin,

    We are sorry to hear you are still having problems with the installation.
    Please uninstall Sitefinity and delete all folders from \Program Files\telerik\Sitefinity3.0.
    We recommend using the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility that is offered by Microsoft to uninstall Sitefinity.

    Follow the instructions in the attached document and let us know how it goes.

    Regards,
    Rebecca
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  6. Phil C
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    Hi, I too have had almost every one of these problems on my Vista Business (SiteFinity 3.1, both Standard and Community), after using the instructions (including the last post - pls use Word 2003 as not everybody can open .docx, in fact my Word 2007 has frozen on this machine!) to set the IIS, run as admin etc. They work fine on another XP machine.

    I appreciate Vista is a problematical pain (thanks, microsoft, just what we developers need) but am surprised there seems to be no final answers (this and the retired post alluded to) - so effectively we can't use Vista? Plus, if you guys (very strong MS partners) can't make Vista work, what hope is there for anybody else?

    This must surely massively dent your takeup of SiteFinity by the very developers who will be promoting it - are you doing anything to resolve this? What do Microsoft say?

    Sorry to drag this skeleton around, hope you can advise. Phil.

    NB: anybody using vista please post your success or, more likely, lack of!
  7. Nitin
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    Phil C,

    I understand your frustration.

    I recently upgraded to Vista Enterprise and managed to successfully install Sitefinity v3.1. I am listing below the step by step process that I used to get Sitefinity going on Vista. It should be the same for your Vista Business (IIS 7.0).

    1. Disable UAC - In my opinion, It is the best way to get rid of the whole "run as administrator" fiasco altogether.
    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsVista/AdminTips/Security/DisablingUAC.html

    2. Uninstall the current installation of Sitefinity. The uninstall program that comes bundled with Sitefinity usually does a good job cleaning up for me. I have had to delete the Telerik folder manually a couple of times though.

    3. Set up your IIS 7.0 to run in IIS 6.0 compatibility mode. There is a lot of information available online for it. And actually, the installation document provided by the Telerik team is a pretty decent resource as well: http://www.sitefinity.com/support/documentation.aspx Make sure that you follow all the steps.

    4. Install Sitefinity v3.1.

    That should do it, hopefully! I have not been able to get rid of "login" challenge every time I start Sitefinity. As a workaround, I had to create a User account (Admin role) with password and use that to login.
     
    I hope I was of some help. Good luck!

    - nG
  8. Vangelis
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    Hi Nitin,

    I followed exactly the steps you describe as also telerik guide on install under Vista but still I'm not able to create with project manager new projects. I can create projects only  manually. In IIS is enabled windows authentication

    I've checked all possible solutions, disable UAC, add folder permissions with full rights, remove read only but n vain. If anyone has managed to create in Vista Business new projects please send also images of configuration.

    Best regards

    Vangelis
  9. Vangelis
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    I forgot to copy the message it displays on each new project creation

    The account, you have authenticated with, has no permissions to create virtual directories. Please make sure that windows authentication is enabled.

    Regards

    Vangelis
  10. Phil C
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    Thanks for your attention Nitin - much appreciated for sanity as well as a good checklist!

    I have found that if I manually created the Web Apps (Classic mode naturally), they did in fact work - it was just the fact that the Vista install didn't seem able to create them in IIS (even with all the advised settings made). I still wanted to have a proper install though, to save problems on new Projects.

    I had already gone through all your points, apart from completely disabling UAC, which shouldn't be nec as long as you Run As Administrator. However, the time being burned was becoming precious so I gave it a shot - disabled UAC and uninstalled, and then reinstalled... BUT installed into a non-Program Files directory. eg C:\Program Files BadVista...

    This is a trick I really don't like to use but have found it necessary (on Sage Accounting and a couple of others). I know there are major hurdles writing to the standard Program Files directory with Vista and because the Telerik Web Directories are held there by default (can be changed on Advanced Install), permissions may be a problem.

    I don't want to recommend this unless a last attempt, as it goes against Vista architecture, but then I haven't found anything of value Vista has provided yet anyway! There is a chance it was your complete disabling of UAC also, rather than just Run as Admin.

    Either way, I think if you retry, Vangelis, you may get some joy - let us know.

    Thanks again guys for all the help on this thread. Any more problems, add them here!

    Phil
  11. Vlad
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    Hi,

    Thank you, Nitin, for the good explaination.

    Vagelis, also make sure that the Anonymous Authentication is disabled in the IIS.

    Greetings,
    Vlad
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  12. Vangelis
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    Hi ,

    I followed all steps described, disabled anonymous access in IIS7 web site and it starts creation of project. I notice that it copies all folders from empty project to the new project but it fails displaying the following error

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

    I suppose this is an IIS7 error. Does anyone has any sugestion or solution to this?

    Best regards

    Vangelis
  13. Sonya
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    Hi Vagelis,

    We are currently investigating the issue. Please excuse us for the inconvenience.

    Sincerely yours,
    Sonya
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  14. Skywalker
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    Hi,

    I have the same issue when creating a new project:

    "Unable to create the virtual directory: Onbekende naam. (Uitzondering van HRESULT: 0x80020006 (DISP_E_UNKNOWNNAME))".

    I can wokaround this by manually creating a CMS project, but how do I create a new database? The database in the EmptyProject folder seems to be without tables.

    Thanks,
    Sipke
  15. Skywalker
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    Cool, I see that Sitefinity generates the table itself upon login.
    However, now I get the error "This type of page is not served (.aspx)"...
    How to fix that?

    Cheers, Sipke
  16. Skywalker
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    Hi again,

    The reason I got the "this type of page is not served" error is because I was logging in using an account that was not in the Administrators role.
    In the Telerik_UsersInRoles table, I had to manually insert a record linking my account to the Administrators role.
    It works fine now.

    Cheers, Sipke
  17. Pepi
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    Hi Vagelis,

    Did you solve your problem with Vista installation?

    Most probably it fails to create the IIS web application. As a workaround I would suggest you create the project manually. All you need to do is copy the files (the Empty Project folder) and create a virtual directory.

    You may also refer to the User Manual -> Installing Sitefinity under Windows Vista article.

    Best regards,
    Pepi
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  18. Vangelis
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    Hello Pepi,

    Problem in Vista remains. I haven't been able to create new project from the wizard but only manually. I have no problem in WindowsXP. I have folllowed exactly the instructions on manual but didn't solve the problem. Manual creation is ok. If you find anything why creation in IIS fails please let me know.

    Best regards

    Vagelis
  19. Rebecca
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    Hello Vagelis,

    Unfortunately, we still cannot determine what is causing the error and we cannot reproduce it locally. Is it possible for you to give us a Remote Desktop Connection access so we could investigate the problem in your machine?

    Thank you for the assistance.


    Kind regards,
    Rebecca
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  20. Chris
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    I spent many hours last night trying to get Sitefinity working with Vista.  I followed all the steps in the installation guide.  However, I was still getting the same HTTP error 401.2 Unauthorized as well.

    I stumbled upon something this morning that made it work!

    Go into IIS Manager.  Select the Sitefinity 3.x website.  Right click on it and make sure you're looking at the Features View and not the Content View.  On the lower right half of the screen are the IIS Features.  Double click on Authentification.  Enable Basic Authentification from the list.

    That fixed the problem for me.  Good luck.
    Chris
  21. Krishna
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    I am using Windows Server 2003 on a Virtual PC. One thing I understood is that this is definately a permissions issue. As long as my "User:" was blank, I could not create a project. I reinstalled Sitefinity to C:\ instead of C:\ProgramFiles

    Now this works fine.

    Happy Coding
    Krishna Chaduvula
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