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You must have a user with the same password in master or target server

I'm installing the Sitecore 9 XP0 locally and struggling with the following problem: installation process fails with the following error: Unable to connect to master or target server '...
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Configuring SSL for Solr

So I'm working my way through the Sitecore 9 install instructions, and part of it is to install Solr with SSL. Since the install guide just refers you over to Solr, I've been following the ...
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Any reason Sitecore 9.x data folder now defaults it's location to inside web root?

All previous installs to version 9 had a folder structure like this: /Data /Databases /Website Now in version 9.x the /Data directory is nested inside the /Website root. SIF default logic even has ...
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Install-SitecoreConfiguration xconnect-solr.json - Error Invoke-ManageSolrCoreTask : Missing required parameter: name

What: I am trying to install sitecore XP1 architecture. I already have a signed certificate. My issue comes when I try to configure sitecore on my solr. Sitecore 9.0.1 rev. 171219. SOLR 6.6.4. ...
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What is the most efficient & fastest way to speed up the installation of packages with thousands of items?

We are soon going be pulling thousands of items from a PROD instance back into a QA Environment. These packages have thousands of items and take a VERY long time to install, sometimes even beyond 8 ...
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XP Scaled (XP1) how to validate installed application in each server are correct?

I am trying to install Sitecore 9.1 in distributed (on premises) architecture, I have 4 servers: 1-cd 1-cm 1-solr 1-sql,reporting and processing I tweaked the script to install each separately ...
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WARNING: Waiting for service sc910.xconnect-MarketingAutomationService

I am trying to install Sitecore 9.1.0 rev. 001564 (WDP Package XP0) and I get this error: WARNING: (sc910.xconnect-MarketingAutomationService)' to start... WARNING: Waiting for service 'Sitecore ...
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An item name must satisfy the pattern: ^[\w\*\$][\w\s\-\$]*(\(\d{1,}\)){0,1}$ (controlled by the setting ItemNameValidation)

While installing a content package from my production environment (Sitecore 8.1) into my development environment (Sitecore 8.2), I'm seeing this error message in my Sitecore log: ManagedPoolThread #...
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Can v7 and v8 coexist on the same server

Can I (and if so how) setup SC 7 and SC 8 on the same server? I do all my dev work in a VM and I need access to both at various times of the day. It would really make my life easier on my laptop if I ...
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Sitecore Instance Manager developer environment setup

I am looking for a way to keep all IIS settings, modules and Sitecore versions in sync across multiple developer environments in a team setting. Is there a way to use Sitecore Instance Manager (SIM), ...
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Is there a specific order to install Sitecore 9 XP1?

I'm installing Sitecore 9 XP1 and facing issues with my certificate for XConnect as you can see here That being said, I wonder if is there a specific order to install Sitecore 9 XP1 and that's the ...
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Installing package acting different between 2 environments

I've got 2 developer sandbox instances of Sitecore 8.2, and in one instance the package works fine. However, in the other one, I'm getting this error while trying to install a package: > ...
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When installing Sitecore 9.1, how does one fix this error “Cannot retrieve the dynamic parameters for the cmdlet…”?

I had a strange problem when I was installing Sitecore 9.1 and here is the solution. The problem occurred when running the SIF command Install-SitecoreConfiguration @xconnectParams from the SIF ...
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Server Role for SQL Server Account?

Connecting to SQL Server I currently have set the Server Role sysadmin on the account accessing SQL Server where I'm about to host Sitecore databases. My guess is that it's way to much privileges for ...
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Is there a list of external domains that Sitecore calls as part of normal operating?

I'm looking to get a complete list of the URLs that Sitecore calls during normal functionality of the base product. We have a client's IT group that needs to whitelist the outbound external calls to ...
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Unable to install Commerce Server— silent installation

I am trying to install Commerce Server in silent mode using this command: setup.exe /l %systemdrive%\install.log /ADDLOCAL ALL /PRODUCT CommerceServer /passive /norestart based on this MSDN link. ...
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Is there any way to install Sitecore 9 without Solr?

We are planning to host the solution on Microsoft Azure PaaS, and using Azure Search instead of Solr. When we install Sitecore 9 on Azure PaaS, Solr is not required. Is there any way to configure ...
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Is there anyway to find packages installed into Sitecore instance

In Sitecore, there is a facility to install Sitecore packages. Is there a way to view what packages are installed into our Sitecore instance and when they got installed ? Are there any modules ...
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Sitecore 9 update 1 - Multiple CM

My question is about installing Sitecore in XP1 Scaled environment. I installed the CM (XP1). The database for CM was created. I would like to deploy the second CM, how can I do this? If I execute ...
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Which IIS role services are required for Sitecore?

I'm working on a new Sitecore 8.1 dev/uat/production infrastructure. We would like to reduce our possible attack surface and have a hardened installation from the start. One of the Sitecore ...
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Sitecore 9 Update 1 installation EXM Master DB Name

I'm trying to install Sitecore 9 Update 1 and i'm getting the following error i'm using the following script: #define parameters $prefix = "S9U1Demo" $PSScriptRoot = "C:\Resourcefiles" $...
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'sqlcmd' is not recognized at CreateShardApplicationDatabaseServerLoginSqlCmd step

I'm trying to install Sitecore 9 Update 1 XP0 topology and everything looks great until the step CreateShardApplicationDatabaseServerLoginSqlCmd The server I am running the installation was ...
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Package installation hangs on Sitecore 8.1

I've encountered an issue on Sitecore 8.1 when installing Sitecore PowerShell Extensions. The same issue is happening for other larger packages as well. This is a vanilla installation. No instance of ...
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An item name lenght should be less or equal to 100 while installing a content package

I've got a vanilla instance of Sitecore 8.2 installed on my sandbox and I'm getting this error (taken from the logs): Exception: Sitecore.Exceptions.InvalidItemNameException Message: An item name ...
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As a beginner , what version of Sitecore should I setup and practice 8 or 9?

I have just started learning sitecore. For a normal POC , which version of Sitecore should I use? Thanks in advance
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SIF installation process fails because it cannot start website

In the latest steps, SIF installation process fails because it tries to start the website, but it gets the error below: Invoke-ManageWebsiteTask : The process cannot access the file because it is ...
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How to use SIF to install Sitecore 9.1 instance connected to existing database

I have used SIF to install Sitecore 9.1 and it worked (database is created and everything is working). Now I want to install a new instance of Sitecore 9.1 on another server - without creating a ...
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NullReferenceException from Sitecore.Nexus on Sitecore 9.1

I am starting up my Sitecore 9.1 XP instance and I see the following error from Sitecore.Nexus: [NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.] Sitecore.Nexus....
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Sitecore Rocks Package Installation Error - “Could not find configuration node: databases/database[@id='live']”

Getting this error when trying to install a package to my local Sitecore instance via Sitecore Rocks. I am not aware of a "live" database so I am not sure where this is coming from. I have checked the ...
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Installing Sitecore 9 in XP0 setup with SOLR instance on Remote Server

I have setup the sitecore 9 on my machine and used setup guide I have installed SQL Server 2017 and SOLR 6.6.2 in Remote Server. [The OS is Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard] I have followed the ...
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Can Sitecore be installed offline?

Can Sitecore be installed offline? I've only tried to install it online using the SIM, but SIM, or the current version need access to the internet, to run the SIM application. So how to handle it ...
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Unable to uninstall Sitecore 9.1 and getting “No registration found for extension 'RemoveSQLDatabase' of type 'Task'”

I was following Quick Installation Guide available here to uninstall my fresh Sitecore 9.1 instance. It says in chapter 4.2. Uninstall the XP Single topology this: To uninstall any of the Sitecore ...
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Error 500.19 installing Sitecore 9 XP0 on a clean Windows 10 machine

While installing Sitecore 9 XP0 on a new Windows 10 VM I came across the following error. HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error The requested page cannot be accessed because the related ...
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“The service cannot accept control messages at this time” while installing Sitecore Commerce 9 Update 2

I am installing Sitecore Commerce 9 Update 2 and received this exception in " StartAppPool" task: Install-SitecoreConfiguration : The service cannot accept control messages at this time. (Exception ...
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XM topology for on-premises

What is the best practice for installing a XM only instance for dev locally? Should we just install XP0, and then disable xDB? There doesn't seem to be a XM single package, and when I try to install ...
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Sitecore 9.1 and Identity Server

I install Sitecore XP 9.1 using SIF but identity server doesn't work. If I delete the IIS site for it I can still log into Sitecore. Nothing in log for Sitecore or identity server. Anyone help?
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How to remove entries for previously installed Sitecore instance with SIM for reinstallation?

I have cleaned up all the information related to my website in Application pool, site, and etc/hosts file. However, when I tried to install a new site with the same name as the old one using Sitecore ...
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What is the purpose of Sitecore 9 update 2 session database?

After installing Sitecore 9 update 2, I noticed few changes in ConnectionString.config. One of them is <add name="sessions" connectionString="user id=sa;password=12345;data source=.\SQL2016;...
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Installing WFFM with SIM - post-install steps

When installing the WFFM module with SIM, does it perform the post-install steps for you, like running the SQL script against the reporting database or updating the web.config for the captcha controls?...
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Sitecore 9.1 Installation Error

The installation for Sitecore 9.1.0 is stuck at step number 50. This is what I get in the System Event Logs as 3 separate errors. Errors were encountered in the procedure 'dbo....
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Sitecore 9 installation using SQL active directory user

Can someone suggest if Sitecore 9 installation is possible using SQL active directory user and windows authentication.
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Install Sitecore 9.2 errors on Waiting for service 'Sitecore Marketing Automation Engine to start

Whilst trying to install Sitecore 9.2 using either SIF or SIA we are seeing both approaches error with: Waiting for service 'Sitecore Marketing Automation Engine - ###-MarketingAutomationService (###-...
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Unhandled .net error while creating an item using insert from template

I have installed Sitecore 9 on Windows 8.1. While trying to create a new item from a template I am getting the error below An unhandled Microsoft .net Framework exception occurred in w3wp.exe [12500] ...
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Sitecore Experience Commerce XC 9.0.2 installation error (at Get Token From Sitecore.IdentityServer)

I've tried section (d) from this blog: https://himadritechblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/10/yet-another-sitecore-commerce-9-installation-blog-post/ And this blog: https://naveed-ahmad.com/2018/02/25/...
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How to check if a hotfix is needed

I've got a customer who's said they need a hotfix (https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/574334). They're on 8.2 Update 3, but the notes for what download to get only goes through 8.1. So I don't know if ...
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Sitecore 9.1 Installation - Skip to particular step

Hi I was installing sitecore 9.1 with SIF. It completed before updatesolrschema. When it was try to access to the below URL, because of proxy issue SIF script failed. I know this was the last step in ...
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Sitecore Experience Commerce 9.0 installation error on Installing module: Sitecore Commerce ExperienceAnalytics Core

Been stuck here for a while... Installing Sitecore Experience Commerce 9.0 Update-2 on Sitecore XP 9.0.2 This is my first time installing XC. The script used is shown after the log. This is the error ...
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Can I make a package installation skip over errors and exceptions?

On Sitecore 8.2, I'm trying to do a big content sync to bring my Dev environment up to date with the production environment. I've created a large package of the entire content node, and I'm trying ...
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Exception while executing the powershell script for Sitecore 9.0 installation XP0

I am trying to install Sitecore 9 XP0 as standalone instance on my Windows 8.1 machine. I have followed all the steps mentioned in the installation guide but in the final step I am getting a private ...
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Error: Code=InvalidContentLink when deploying to Azure

I am trying to set-up Sitecore XP 9.2 standalone in Azure PAAS using Sitecore Azure Toolkit 2.3.0 rev. 190410 following the link at https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/92/sitecore-experience-manager/...