After installing Sitecore.Rocks.2.1.86, tried to create new connection through VS2017, but getting timeout error. enter image description here

Any help with the above would be greatly appreciated!

  • Can you follow the answer from sitecore.stackexchange.com/questions/2678/… Sep 19, 2018 at 8:08
  • I tried the URL too, but I couldn't find any XML files under 'C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Sitecore\Sitecore.Rocks.VisualStudio\Connections'. I tried reinstall Sitecore Rocks still have same problem.
    – whoami
    Sep 19, 2018 at 9:48
  • Can you try C:\Users\{youraccountname}\AppData\Local\Sitecore\Sitecore.Rocks.VisualStudio\Connections. Replace the Administrator with your folder name Sep 19, 2018 at 10:10
  • Yes... I did, I couldn't find any XML files
    – whoami
    Sep 19, 2018 at 10:17
  • Have you already tried to create the connection in Sitecore Rocks? Sep 19, 2018 at 10:18

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Have you tried to change the authorization of your website as described in this blogpost by Rob Ahnemann? XHTML

<location path="sitecore/shell/WebService">
        <allow users="?,*" />


  • Yes, but no luck...
    – whoami
    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:18
  • I assume you have tried both data provider (hard and soft) Sep 20, 2018 at 8:48

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