Hiccups during Sitecore 9 XP0 Installation on a server

Recently we installed Sitecore 9.0.1 rev 171219 (XP0) on-premise mode on a server machine. This installation was a bit different than my previous one on a local developer machine. Because: We wanted to install on a different drive rather System Drive. Doesn’t have Visual Studio and SQL Server Install on the box. Our SQL server password …

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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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