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How to Install DNN or DotNetNuke or Dot Net Nuke

:) now every one asking to how to install the dot net nuke on the live server, dedicated server or local PC

You need fulfills pre-requirments

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For local PC and dedicated server
1) Configure IIS from Start > Settings > control panel > Add remove program > Add remove component >Select Inetnet Information Server then click next
(Note you need the OS cd for installation)


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2)Make sure your installation drive must be NTFS

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3)Down the latest .zip file from the http://www.dotnetnuke.com site

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4)Extract the zip file from your NTFS folder

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5)Right Click on it and Go to security tab and allow writting permission to ASP.net user (I prefer to give the wiritting permission on every one so get rid of all permission issues)

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6)Click on the websharing tab with the security tab and put the virtual name also and click on the directory browsing only for the local pc

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7) Create the db in sql server (for just refrence i use dnn5 here)

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8) Open your web.config file and adjust the following lines
make sure each line must be in online other wise it gives you an error it silly but that is fact

< connectionStrings>

<!-- Connection String for SQL Server 2005 Express

<add name="SiteSqlServer" connectionString="Data Source=.\SQLExpress;Integrated
Security=True;User Instance=True;AttachDBFilename=|DataDirectory|Database.mdf;"
providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" /> -->



<!-- Connection String for SQL Server 2000/2005 -->

<add name="SiteSqlServer" connectionString="Server=SQL Server
Name;Database=Database name;uid=userid;pwd=password;"
providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />

</connectionStrings>





<!-- Connection String for SQL Server 2005 Express - kept for backwards
compatability - legacy modules

<add key="SiteSqlServer" value="Data Source=.\SQLExpress;Integrated
Security=True;User
Instance=True;AttachDBFilename=|DataDirectory|Database.mdf;"/> -->

<!-- Connection String for SQL Server 2000/2005 - kept for backwards
compatability - legacy modules -->

<add key="SiteSqlServer" value="Server=SQL Server Name;Database=Database
name;uid=userid;pwd=password;" />





 



For Online please do this must


it must be

Check out my other blog related other installation issues as well

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9)Go to IIS and make sure following check list
a) Right click on the website virtual name and click on property
b) Select the ASP.net tab
c) Check the selected frame work will be 2.0 by default (if it is not that means your .netframework install before IIS so you uninstall the .netframework and reinstall it the problem will solve other wise it shows you an error)
d) Click on directory security tab then click on edit button under the Anonymous access section and check the permission mostly XP shows the dialog box when you execute the website on browser you will get the popup for getting user name password for get rid of this thing just Anonymous access and uncheck Integrated windows authentication in the last of the window if you still feel the same issue then create a user and select in the account and uncheck Allow IIS to control password and give you own password"

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10)Now go to your browser and type http://localhost/dnn5 and the installation will auto run click on the automatic option and do next

Great now your DNN is ready and now use it

Regards
Rashid Imran Bilgrami
CEO best visualization
http://www.bestvisualization.com

if you have any issue during installation please feelfree to email at rashidbilgrami@hotmail.com

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