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How to connect Sitecore Rock to sitecore instance on docker ? does any one have experience ?

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I haven't personally used it yet, but I was able to connect successfully Sitecore Rocks with a Sitecore instance running on a cm service container following these steps:

1) If not done yet, add a volume to your cm container service to map the container C:\src folder used by the Watch-Directory script to deploy files in the Sitecore instance. For example:

volumes:
      - .\deploy:C:\src

2) Manually create the following two folders in your host deploy folder: bin and sitecore. Sitecore Rocks validates their existance before installing the web service and the tool dlls used to communicate with the Sitecore instance.

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3) In Visual Studio, create a new connection for Sitecore Rocks (the command is under Extensions --> Sitecore --> New Connection... in VS 2019), populating the following inputs:

  • Host Name: the domain and port of your docker instance (ie. localhost:44001)
  • Location: the path to the deploy folder (ie. C:\Docker\docker-images\windows\tests\9.3.x\deploy)

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4) Click on the Test button. You might get a message saying that the website doesn't respond, asking if you want to start it without debugging. Select No.

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5) A second message will ask you to update the server components. Select Yes.

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6) A list of server components to update will be rendered, with a message alerting that the instance will be recycled due to the installation of new libraries. Select OK.

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7) After the installation, you should get the confirmation message saying that the connection works:

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The Sitecore Explorer will show the items in your Sitecore docker instance:

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