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  1. Daniel Tharp
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    I have a sitefinity project on my network on another server and I am able to get a successful connection but it keeps saying the Connection initializing "Project Name" failed. I checked the server settings and everything seems to be fine. Am I doing something wrong? Can someone point me in the right direction for this because Thunder is great and all but if I can't connect its kinda useless.
  2. SelAromDotNet
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    This can happen if the thunder version in Visual Studio differs from the one deployed on the server.
    In the Sitefinity Thunder Explorer connection dialog there is a button labeled "Download" that will create a zip of the Thunder dll currently being used that needs to be on the server. Upload it to your website so they match and let me know if you still get the error.
    Hope this is helpful!
  3. Daniel Tharp
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    Thanks for the response. When I click download nothing happens. What directory does it download the zip file to?
  4. SelAromDotNet
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    it should prompt you to set a location; be sure you've selected the connection on the left before clicking download.

    if you are already doing that, i'm not sure what might be the problem, and I would suggest perhaps reinstalling thunder from the visual studio gallery (or extensions manager) and trying again

    hope this helps!
  5. UI Crew
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    I am on the latest version 1.1.4.0 and have the same issue with every project even with a SF 5.1 project. Frustrating
  6. michaelroper
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    seeing the same issue - brand new 5.1 (3210) install, just updated Thunder (1.1.4.0)... test connection works, but won't initialise... download button does nothing... :/
  7. Jochem Bökkers
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    Hey Michael,

    I found that Sitefinity Explorer was not functioning although connection initialized but after manually copying a ThunderConfig.config to the /App_Data/Sitefinity/Configuration folder it worked like a charm.

    ThunderConfig.config:
    1.<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    2.<thunderConfig />

    P.S.
    I've placed two .zip files on dropbox to help you out with the non responding 'download button'. Just toss the right version to your projects root folder and extract. Recycle and life should be like a regular wednesday instead of monday again.

    Thunder 1.1.4 for 5.1 build 3200 (Release)
    Thunder 1.1.4 for 5.1 build 3210 (Hotfix)


    Jochem.
  8. Marin Atanasov
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    Hello,

    We have found an issue with Sitefinity Thunder when your "Migration tool" module is disabled from Administration -> Modules. To get Thunder to work again, you can re-enable the Migration module.

    We are sorry for the caused inconvenience. This issue will be fixed with the next release.

    Regards,
    Marin Atanasov
    the Telerik team
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  9. Markus
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    I have been trying to get thunder to work for a very very long time without success.

    http://www.marktold.com/screencast/sf_thunder_jochem.swf

    SF 5.1
    Thunder 1.1.5.0

    tried the xml ThunderConfig.config stuff from Jochem

    http://www.marktold.com/screencast/sf_thunder_jochem.swf

    Nothing works. :-( Very vera frustrating. Don't know if its a server thing that prevents me. I keep getting the message attached.

    When clicking solution in solution explorer i can upload and register a widget. Unfortunately the wideget is not on server :-(  www.marktold.com/screencast/sf_thunder_registered.swf 

    But the Sections are shown. So somehow there seems to be a connection. 

    Sure would love to start using thunder.

    Markus
  10. UI Crew
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    Hi Markus,

    Yep I am the same as you. Excited about Sitefinity Thunder and the potential time saves and every time there is a new release I test it out (SF 5.1 and Thunder 1.1.5.0) and it never lets me use it. I can use the new item templates and register widgets but as far as editing and accessing templates, which is what I would love to use it for it always gives me an initialisation failed error and every site I try to use it with.

    It connects to the web successfully but that's all it does, can't initialise. 

    Looks promising though :-(

    Seth
  11. Dave
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    As someone brand new to Sitefinity and trying to work out our project's deployment processes, this is extremely frustrating.  I just can't figure out what I'm doing differently or wrong compared to everyone else.   Is this actually working for anyone?

    I am using VS2012, and the error I get at the bottom is not a connection failed error, but a "Command not supported" error.  Though I don't see anything in the logs, and the test connection works fine.  I've added Thunder to the project then pushed the project, created the dummy config file, and nothing is working.

    What can I do to help debug this issue?
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