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Virtual directory when installin on Windows 7

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  1. G S S
    G S S avatar
    71 posts
    16 Mar 2008
    09 Dec 2009
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    I am trying to install Sitefinity (latest version) on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Edition.

    When doing so, I get an error stating "Virtual directory could not be created" (there is a similar thread below).

    I have installed IIS7 in Windows Features (off by default) and I ran the installer with admin rights. As a user, I am an admin too.

    The similar thread is about the Community edition, hence the new thread.

    What is the problem?

    EDIT: I will just use the blank project site. But if I use the blank project approach, how does the trial work? Eg does it deactivate, and if so, how? As this is not an exe app. Also, should I include the CMS in my existing site or add my existing site to the blank Sitefinity project?

  2. Radoslav Georgiev
    Radoslav Georgiev avatar
    3370 posts
    01 Feb 2016
    10 Dec 2009
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    Hello G S S,

    Thank you for using our services.

    Can you please take a look at the following article - Sitefinity Installation: Error Creating Virtual Directory, that is dealing with the same error you are getting. You might also need to turn on support for 32 bit applications in your IIS, as in the attached image.

    The trial on Blank Project works as the trial on the Sitefinity installation. When you go to production a message will start appearing that you are running a trial version of Sitefinity, since you will not have a license key for this website. If your existing site is not on Sitefintiy you have to rebuild the site in your Sitefinity website. If the existing site is already built on Sitefinity you can export it from the Administration section and then create a new site from the exported one.

    Kind regards,
    Radoslav Georgiev
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