Sitecore 9 Installation using SIF – As easy as cooking a delicious meal.

Being a foodie who loves cooking, while installing my first Sitecore XP 9 using SIF though surprisingly but I feel like cooking a delicious meal . Well, I am pretty sure that after reading the first line may be you will react something like this guy: But I found both the processes quite similar. How? …

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Step 1: Sitecore XP9 Install using SIF – Collecting the required Files

As the first step let's download all the files/packages which will be needed during the installation process. Login to dev.sitecore.net with your credentials and click on Download button under Sitecore Experience Platform 9. Create a folder on any of your local drives where you want to store all the related files, it will be like …

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Step 2: Sitecore XP9 Install using SIF – Let’s Install and configure Solr

As a next step we will be installing Solr and configuring it as a service. 1.    Download Solr package from http://lucene.apache.org/solr/downloads.html 2.    We need Solr 6.6.2 hence rather downloading the latest version we will navigate to “the apache archives” link and download Solr 6.6.2 Note: Please note initially I tried using the latest …

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Step 3: Sitecore XP9 Install using SIF – Lets configure Solr on HTTPS

As we know that XP 9 is all about tightening the security hence we need to setup HTTPS for Solr. Well there are many ways to do that either you can follow the steps provided in the Installation Guide which we downloaded earlier or follow the easy way given by our own Kam Figy. Kam …

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Step 4: Sitecore XP9 Install using SIF – Ask your SQL Server to buckle up

As a next step there are few activities to be performed at SQL Server end. Note: Step 1-4 are optional if you already have a Sitecore user in SQL server with sysadmin rights. But if not follow the steps. 1.     Login to your SQL Server. Navigate to Security -> Logins -> Right Click and …

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Step 5: Sitecore XP9 Install using SIF – Install and Import SIF Modules

Now is the time to install and import two important modules – Sitecore Install Framework Module and Sitecore Fundamental Module. 1.    Open Powershell in administrator mode. Register the Sitecore Repositories by running the following command on Powershell : Register-PSRepository –Name SitecoreRepo –SourceLocation https://sitecore.myget.org/f/sc-powershell/api/v2 2.    When the Prompt asks for inputs. Press Y 3.    …

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Step 6: Sitecore XP9 Install using SIF – Executing SIF Installation Script

I know you are dying to see the Sitecore 9 login window and the home page rendering with default layout . Don’t worry this is the last step towards that stage when we will be installing the SIF script. 1.    Sitecore 9 Installation Guide provide the script to be executed. But before executing that …

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Sitecore Free Developer License – 60 Days Trail

Guess what...Sitecore launched a trial license with 60 days trial. https://www.sitecore.net/getting-started/implementation/developing-on-sitecore Its such a great news for the folks who are either New to Sitecore and want to make their hands dirty on Sitecore Development Freelancers who are currently not on any project Developers who are not allowed to use the Client's license on personal …

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Did you ask – Why should I upgrade to Sitecore 9 ?

Same question again and without any doubt Sitecore is ready with bagful of features to answer the question that – Why should we upgrade to Sitecore 9? Referring the history every intermediate release of Sitecore from one update to another comes with critical bug fixes, patches and sometime new features. But whenever a new version …

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9 Reasons Why Experience Analytics and SQL are buddies again in Sitecore 9

Couple of years back Sitecore launched No-SQL platform for analytics by collaboration with MongoDB. Which drastically increased scalability for websites struggling with performance issues using Sitecore Analytics on SQL with heavy traffic. Sitecore mandated to use Mongo for Analytics hence whoever was upgrading to the latest versions left with NO options other than implementing MongoDB. …

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