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I had the same issue when I tried to install Sitecore 9 with MS SQL Server 2017. The Sitecore 9 has the MS SQL Server 2016 in the prerequisits. Unfortunatelly it looks like the newer versions are not supported. Try to install the MS SQL Server 2016 and re-run the installation.


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Is this intentional? This is intentional because Azure App Services require the Data folder (aptly named App_Data) to be located inside of the website root folder since App Services do not have file system access outside of the website root folder. Instead of having two different configurations (one for on-prem and one for Azure PaaS) defaulting to the way ...


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Maybe you are facing a problem with the SitecoreInstallationFramework version? Sitecore 9.0.X requires 1.2.1: Install-Module -Name SitecoreInstallFramework -RequiredVersion 1.2.1 Sitecore.9.1.0 requires 2.0.0: Install-Module -Name SitecoreInstallFramework -RequiredVersion 2.0.0 Sitecore.9.1.1 requires 2.1.0: Install-Module -Name ...


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Validating Installations To understand how to validate all of the different parts of Sitecore, you first must understand what parts exist, why they exist, and how they work together. We'll begin with a short definition of terms. In the world of Sitecore 9.1, there are three PRIMARY applications in play. One or more instances of Sitecore, 1 implementation ...


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Yes, this is normal Chrome behaviour. It recognises your certificate and does SSL, but it warns you that whoever issued the certificate is unknown (to Chrome) and therefore not trusted. Trusted Certificate Authorities... well it's a long story. But not just anyone can issue a certificate, and have it show up all green in Chrome :-) Funnily enough I had the ...


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Right after post my question, realized that sqlcmd was not installed at the server - which is weird, because XP1 topology didn't require at all! In my case, I had to download and install Microsoft ODBC Driver 13 for SQL Server Microsoft Command Line Utilities 13 for SQL Server Once I got both installed, it was just a matter to re-run the XP0.


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That exception originates from Sitecore.Data.Items.ItemUtil.GetItemNameError(string name) method in Sitecore.Kernel: if (itemNameValidation.Length > 0 && !Regex.IsMatch(name, itemNameValidation, RegexOptions.ECMAScript)) return string.Format(Translate.Text("An item name must satisfy the pattern: {0} (controlled by the setting ItemNameValidation)...


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As Rodrigo Peplau suggests, sitecore/admin/showconfig.aspx is good for viewing the entire merged Sitecore configuration. So you could use that as the basis for your comparison between the environments. The error message indicates that you have a problem with handling the packageinstall:items:ended event. The event is configured in Sitecore.config The ...


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You can have multiple versions of Sitecore on a single server. Firstly, just install them into different folders and have them pointed to different Databases. And secondly either have them both sit on their own domains so they can both run simultaenously, or if they need to sit on the same domain, then switch in IIS between the two. I'd recommend having ...


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I don't have a definitive list anywhere, and without actually attempting to remove each service one at a time until it breaks, here is the list of role services we use on a "locked down" Content Delivery environment (no Sitecore shell): [X] Web Server (IIS) Web-Server [X] Web Server ...


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To pull content from a PROD instance back to a QA instance I would highly recommend using Sitecore Sidekick - Content Migrator This tool uses Rainbow Serialization under the hood to quickly migrate content from one Sitecore database to another. From Jeffs blog: The Content Migrator will move content in a multi-threaded way. The system is designed to ...


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The correct way to resolve this would be to fix the cause of the issue and reduce the item length to less than 100 on the problematic item. As you have also found, you can increase the MaxItemNameLength to a higher number to get around the issue. Be aware though, the Name field in the Items table in the database has a data type of nvarchar(256) so setting ...


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Refer to the following: https://sitecorepowershell.gitbooks.io/sitecore-powershell-extensions/content/troubleshooting.html (edited) https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/296641 Use this patch config: <configuration xmlns:patch="http://www.sitecore.net/xmlconfig/"> <sitecore> <settings> <setting name="Xdb.Enabled"> <...


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As Geoff already pointed out; the package seems to contain content for a database called "live". You can see (and remove, if you want) this by opening the package file. I'm using WinRAR for this example: When opening up the package archive, you will find package.zip. And opening that up, you will find a structure like this: The "items" folder is the one ...


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This is telling you that the service that xConnect is trying to install for the Marketing Automation Engine is not starting. This could stem from a number of different causes. However, generally, it could be a result of either permission issues with the service and or folder. The image below shows the services in Windows. Troubleshooting Steps Try to ...


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Here's a script that will fully automate the generation of the JKS keystore for Solr as well: https://gist.github.com/kamsar/c3c8322c1ec40eac64c7dd546e5124de # Usage: # This script is designed to be run after you have Solr running locally without SSL # It will generate a trusted, self-signed certificate for LOCAL DEV (this is useless for production) # ...


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Yes, Sitecore can be installed in offline mode, or from machines without internet access. The latest versions of Sitecore Instance Manager, since the version 1.5.0.2 release, supports running in offline mode. Earlier versions were not able to run in offline mode but you should upgrade to the latest version (1.5.0.179) if you have not already done so. You ...


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You are missing the SQLServer module. Either run the prerequisites.json file which will install that and any missing prerequisites or: Install-Module -Name SQLServer if you are just missing the SQL server module.


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Your website is not set up correctly in the <site> config node of the web.config Try to load /sitecore/admin/showconfig.aspx and search for <sites> Within <sites> look for the <site> node that defines your website (this will be the one with the rootPath attribute pointing to the Sitecore content root item for your site) Verify the ...


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The error points to a lock on the IIS configuration. However, after some research, I came across to the solution which I share here hoping it will save someone else's time. The reason for the error is that ASP.NET, one of the prerequisites, was not installed. The interesting thing is that Windows 10 doesn't show the ASP.NET feature on its "Windows Features" ...


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The solution was changing the "bitness" of my PowerShell.exe. Somehow, and I have a guess how, I was running 32 bit Powershell instead of 64 bit Powershell on my 64 bit Azure VM. Once I started the 64 bit version of Powershell, all was fine. The (correct) 64 bit was located at C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe My guess on how I ...


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Modify xconnect-solr.json and sitecore-solr.json Find the CreateCores task in each file Change the Name attribute in Params > Action to lowercase name Original Script { "Action": "Create", "Address": "[parameter('SolrUrl')]", "Arguments": { "Name": "[variable('Core.Name')]" } }, Updated Script { "Action": "Create", "Address": "[parameter('SolrUrl')]",...


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There is no user interface that would show you the package installation history out of the box, but seeing it is pretty easy. Sitecore stores information about installed packages in the Core databases under the following path: /sitecore/system/packages/installation history If you want to know more details about this, read the following blog post: http://...


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You are right, you granted to much privileges. You don't have to assign any server roles, but you should should assign db_datawriter, dbreader and public role memberships for your user to the web and master databases. You should also assing execute permissions on all the stored procedures for your db user. for the core database, assign the following role ...


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This error appear because you don't have the right json configuration files From https://dev.sitecore.net/Downloads/Sitecore_Experience_Platform/90/Sitecore_Experience_Platform_90_Update1.aspx You need to get entire package for xp0 This package contains 3 zip files: (you already use : Sitecore 9.0.1 rev. 171219 (OnPrem)_xp0xconnect.scwdp.zip and ...


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Answer to this question will slightly vary on your Sitecore Version but I am listing out most common differentiating factors. If earlier both the environments were configured correctly than you can easily find out the following difference: Sitecore Admin Panel and Admin pages Mostly Sitecore Admin Panel and Admin Pages is restricted on the CDs. Hence if on ...


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I would recommend installing already Sitecore 9 Update 1 as you have Solr 6.6.2 installed. For Sitecore 9 Initial Release (that you are trying to install) Solr 6.6.1 is supported. Take a look here -> https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/227897. I think your biggest problem is that you have Solr on different machine than Sitecore. I haven't tried that myself by ...


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I got the similar error when installing the sitecore using SIF.I verified different configurations but finally found that IIS was not started. So i started IIS and error is gone.


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To do this you can create a custom version of Sitecore 9.1.1 rev. 002459 (XM) (OnPrem)_cm.scwdp.zip (Or whatever version of the WDP package you are using for your install) Remove everything except iisapp from the archive.xml Remove all the .sql and /dacpac files Recreate the zip Run SIF referencing updated package. DB operations won't happen. Even better ...


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Make a copy of databases you need to port items from and restore them on your QA instance. You will lose time only for transferring the database from one server to another. I did it many times and I can recommend this approach. No modules, no additional setup needed. Not sure if this fits your needs. In my case there were no differences between ...


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