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Questions about the Sitecore Instance Manager (SIM) - http://dl.sitecore.net/updater/sim/

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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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Can I use SIM command line for local deployments?

I want to use SIM in my local deployment scripts but I cannot figure out where to find the tool. I expected it to be here, but the Apps folder is empty: %appdata%\Sitecore\Sitecore Instance manager\...
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Trying to Install SIM 1.4 rev 160526 Update 3

I'm trying to install SIM 14. 160526 Update-3. When I run the wizard it gets to the "File System Permissions" screen and it says "Make sure the NETWORK SERVICE user account has full access to the ...
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How to setup sitecore site from existing database and website folder?

I have a database and website folder backup provided by the client. How can I configure a sitecore site manually or by using the Sitecore Instance Manager?
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How to Start from a Blank Slate with SIM

So whenever I start a new project using the SIM or even a manual installation, I find myself having to remove a bunch of Sitecore Sample data from the Sitecore Master database. Is there a way to ...
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SIM tool error installing new sitecore instance

I want to install sitecore 8.2 instance through SIM tool but it's throwing below error I copied exe file in repository folder but it's not working. I tried to copy sitecore 8.2 zip file in ...
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Configuring Solr on remote server using SIM

Is it possible to configure Solr using SIM on a remote machine? By default it shows http://localhost:8983/solr .Can we have it something as http://abc.com:8983/solr ?
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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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How To: Refresh environment A(QA) from environment B(Prod) after they're out of sync

I'm sure you've been in this spot. Client has a QA and a Prod environment, but over time they stopped using best practices, and they have only been authoring content/template changes in Prod, nothing ...
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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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Habitat setup host name confusion

In the wiki it states that default url is http://habitat.dev.local/ and in App_Config\Include\Project\z.Habitat.DevSettings.config, it states that rootHostName = "dev.local" If we implement default ...
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Where does SIM install the databases when installing a new Sitecore instance?

This must be documented somewhere but I'm not finding any good documentation on what SIM does when you install Sitecore 8.2 with it. I understand it creates a new web root folder on your local ...
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Error when trying to install Sitecore using SIM - “Service WAS was not found on computer”

I'm currently trying to install Sitecore 8.1 rev. 160519 using SIM Tool 1.4.0.92 rev 150618 and I'm getting this error message in the logs: > 1 12:48:04,739 ERROR Service WAS was not found on ...
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SIM => SQL Server Connection String Error: 25

I'm progressing in a Sitecore installation on a Dev laptop. SQL Server up-and-running, able to login as Sitecore / ..... to whom I gave Sysadmin. So far, OK. But the SIM connection string: Data ...
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What causes a Sitecore module not to work in Sitecore Instance Manager (SIM)?

I remember having the problem awhile ago but I cannot find the solution again using Google etc. So I thought I'd post on here. I'm trying to add a module so that it can be selected in the instance ...
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Sitecore 9 - Cloning instances

In all previous versions of Sitecore 9, we could easily clone and export instances using SIM. Hence was wondering if there is such an option to do so for version 9 Initial Release or Update 1. Thanks....
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Organize/start source code from existing Sitecore instance

You've inherited a Prod/live Sitecore site. The previous team's source control is wildly out of date and full of random junk. They were directly making code changes (for example .cshtml) to the Prod/...
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System.IO.PathTooLongException while installing Sitecore

Encountered with below exception while installing Sitecore using SIM. Any ideas how to deal with this? 10 14:46:16,213 INFO Unzipping the 'D:\SIMSupport\Sitecores\Sitecore 8.1 rev. 160302.zip' ...
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Installing a SOLR-based instance via SIM fails with 401 Unauthorized error

I'm trying to install an instance with SOLR search provider but it fails with unauthorized error: I suppose the reason is pretty simple, I've never set any SOLR credentials in SIM because I didn't ...
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How to resolve SIM update error InvalidDeploymentException?

Invalid deployment exception on updating SIM 1.3 to SIM 1.4. How to resolve this? ERROR DETAILS Following errors were detected during this operation. * [11/13/2018 3:14:26 PM] System.Deployment....
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Is there better documentation of Sitecore SIM advanced setting? [closed]

The WIKI on the Sitecore SIM (https://github.com/Sitecore/Sitecore-Instance-Manager/wiki/Advanced) is brief. IS there a better explanation somewhere of what these settings do?
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Unable to set up SSL for Solr

I am trying to install Sitecore 9 (Update 1) through SIF. I have everything in place, I just need to enable SSL for Solr. I have Solr 6.6.2. I saw the official reference and have no idea how to ...
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How to use SIM to setup dev environment for existing Sitecore instance?

Similar to this question Sitecore Instance Manager developer environment setup How do you setup a new Dev environment to work against an existing Sitecore instance/DB? (e.g. onboarding a new dev) It ...
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InvalidDeploymentException installing Sitecore SIM Tool

When I try to install the Sitecore SIM Tool on a Windows 10 VM, I get the following error when the ClickOnce application is download/installing: Activation of C:\Users[username]\Downloads\SIM.Tool....