I referenced this link and it the directions were very weak and still not clear:
1>Employee which managed sitefinity left.
2>We are trying to upgrade sitefinity to run on our new production server which runs only .net 4.0 apps
3>I was hoping to copy the website which was running under the previous version of sitefinity and migrate it using file explorer and edit a couple changes in the web.config file (to use the same database).
4>The website is very vanilla.
1>Sitefinitiy 3.7 is not installed on the production web server
2>I followed the directions of the install and found out "Sitefinity" has some installed folder where it places the websites. We work with another folder for our production sites.
3>I followed the directions, compiled the site in VS 2010 / .net 4.0 and everything seem to compile correctly.
4>When I went to fire up the website; site finitiy asked me to pick a database......WHAT THE HELL?
I thought the new website would appeared.
SO I HAVE BEEN WRESTLING ALL DAY TRYING TO GET RID OF THIS.....
LEFT 2 other blog posts.
SO NOW I TRiED TO INSTALL SITEFINITy on my localhost AND FIGURED OUT IT HAS SOME "project manager"... WHICH MANAGES THE SITEFINITY WEBSITES.... do not really know what this is used for.
BUT THE INSTALL DIRECTIONS REFERENCE SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.
I THOUGHT SITE FINITIY WAS A SELF-CONTAINED WEBSITE...with out any extremities in any other folder.
YES I DO REALIZE IT HAS A DATABASE...but that was a given.
QUESTION: HOW CAN I UPGRADE A WEBSITE WITH OUT INSTALLING SITEFINITY ON THE PRODUCTION WEBSERVER????
QUESTION: HOW CAN I MANAGE A PROJECT WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE PRODUCTION WEB SERVER SO THAT I CAN UPGRADE THE VERSION OF IT?????
QUESTION: WHY ISN'T THE SERVICE PACKS WITH My "PURCHASED PRODUCTS"....in place of finding the service packs under "FREE/DEMO PRODUCTS"????
ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED...