facing issue with establishing TDS connection with container website. i already setup local instance using https://github.com/Sitecore/docker-examples/tree/develop/custom-images its is working fine. I'm trying to connect with TDS with the created container cm websites, to check the tds sync & deploy functionality. I'm not sure whats the deploy folder to put ,i tried using ..\..\docker\deploy . but its not working. can you please guide enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

Website is up and running and can able to login to sitecore as well

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  • looks like TDS is not able to read the URL so could you please make sure - - Docker is up and running and you are able to browse and Sitecore login into your website with the above domain - try by specifying the port in your Source Web Url Commented Nov 16, 2022 at 14:44
  • Yes i can able to browse the website and Login to sitecore. everything works except TDS Commented Nov 21, 2022 at 13:23
  • Do you have to install a connector within the running sitecore instance? If that is the case, then you may need to build your image to have the connector there by default since you can't reliably install packages in a container. Commented Nov 21, 2022 at 13:40
  • github.com/Sitecore/docker-examples/tree/develop/custom-images doesn't come with TDS connector installation by default right. Any idea on how to build the image with connector by default ? Commented Nov 21, 2022 at 13:50

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Got the issue.

Initially i ran init.ps1 and then did some corrections in .env file to the domain. like cmm.dockerexamples.localhost instead of cm.dockerexamples.localhost

  • Removed existing container by running docker-compose down
  • edited .env to use domain to use old cm.dockerexamples.localhost
  • Ran this command docker-compose up -d

After this i can able to establish a connection with TDS enter image description here

i can able to communicate with TDS and again

Sitecore Deploy folder used "....\docker\deploy\website"

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Lesson Learned : Dont modify .env directly because its a auto generated file. We can modify only docker compose file.

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    It should actually be the opposite - you should only update the .env file as those contain your instance specific variables. Your docker-compose.yml file should stay untouched. Commented Nov 21, 2022 at 17:27
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    All modifications on the images parameterized via .ENV file.
    – Amit Kumar
    Commented Nov 22, 2022 at 21:17
  • Hi @GeorgeChang , .env file values will be autogenerated after running .\init.ps1 -LicenseXmlPath. Commented Nov 23, 2022 at 7:23
  • @BalajiBalasubramanian You shouldn't need to run init.ps1 after the initial project initialization. Commented Dec 1, 2022 at 8:55

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