07 Apr 2008
10 Nov 2010
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Thanks for the information on that. Perhaps I should approach this from a different aspect since I must be missing something when I'm publishing the site.
Can you take me through the process step by step of how you would build an empty Sitefinity project on the file system, opening it in Visual Studio 2010, any changes you would make (without adding any new content), and then publishing to a local folder that is already configured in IIS as a web application.
Here are my steps...
1. Launch the Sitefinity Project Manager and create a new project on the file system.
2. Once it's created, click Edit in Visual Studio.
3. Once it's open in Visual Studio, add a reference to ALL .dll's in the bin directory of the project.
4. Delete the files in Visual Studio under Default Template.
5. Verify that the project is built as a .NET 4 project.
6. Publish the website through Visual Studio using the publish method File System and pointing to the folder I have created as a web application under IIS. Please note that I have copied my uncompiled files to this folder previously to make sure it works and everything works perfectly...so the folder should be good to go with IIS.
7. Once the site is published, I go through the initial setup and create a new database and admin user.
8. Login to the admin site with the admin credentials and click on Pages.
This is where I get the "The resource cannot be found." error. And this happens pretty much everywhere in the backend administration.
If these are not the steps you would take to test publish an empty Sitefinity project, can you let me know what you would do so that I can try it and see if I can get it to work?
Again, your help is always appreciated.