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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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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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Here I planned my 4 days @ Sitecore Symposium 2017

Four full days of excitement, knowledge sharing and meeting with brilliant minds. What else one can expect… But there is a lot more than you think which need to be planned per the schedule. Symposium 2017 Breakout Sessions have 5 different tracks with variety of session scheduled. Developer Track: This series of sessions is dedicated …

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Estimation Tips for a Sitecore Upgrade

Most of us often try to reduce the time it takes to an upgrade. This is obviously appealing to the client. Less time = less money spent. And while it’s tempting to upgrade the Sitecore Instances quickly, be aware that these methods are not officially endorsed by Sitecore, and you may struggle to get help …

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Planning Sitecore Upgrade – Tips

Continuous updates and multiple yearly releases is the beauty of Sitecore which makes Sitecore more powerful, extendable and useful for everyone. But regular update introduce the need for upgrade the version which we are currently using as Upgrading is inevitable. Based on my Upgrade experiences, thought of penning some tips which can help you to …

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GeoIP Tracking in MongoDB and Forward Request HTTP Header

When we load balance your web site at layer 7, it will become non-transparent. This means that the actual client source IP address is replaced by the load balancer’s own IP address, and therefore ONLY this address will be recorded in the IIS logs. One way around this is to insert X-Forwarded-For headers on the load balancer to …

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