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SIM tool error installing new sitecore instance

SIM only works with ZIP archive of the Sitecore root folder archives, not with the .EXE installer versions. Also, it relies on the archive name being exactly the same as it is when downloaded ...
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How to setup sitecore site from existing database and website folder?

For an existing site, you would want to create the site manually in IIS. Create a new website in IIS, point the folder to your website folder. Make sure the binding is setup to something like ...
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How to Start from a Blank Slate with SIM

There are no steps in SIM to clean the default items from the install of Sitecore. You can create a package containing a Post Deploy Step that will delete any items you wish though and add this as a ...
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Where does SIM install the databases when installing a new Sitecore instance?

SIM copies the database files (all the .MDFs and .LDFs) into your \[webroot]\Databases folder, then uses the SQL Server connection string specified in your SIM settings (see image below) to attach the ...
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Habitat setup host name confusion

The hostname should be habitat.dev.local on your Sim installation. In the site definition you have: <site name="habitat" patch:after="site[@name='modules_website']" ...
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How to setup sitecore site from existing database and website folder?

@Richard Seal's answer is entirely correct, but if you are worried about setting IIS and NTFS security things manually, you can also follow these steps: Install a fresh Sitecore instance like you ...
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Error when trying to install Sitecore using SIM - "Service WAS was not found on computer"

You're missing Windows Process Activation Service on your computer. Check Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Windows Process Activation Service. More details here: https://...
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What causes a Sitecore module not to work in Sitecore Instance Manager (SIM)?

When you download the package the default filenames for SXA are Sitecore Experience Accelerator 1.2 rev. 161216 for 8.1.zip and Sitecore Experience Accelerator 1.2 rev. 161216 for 8.2.zip. Rename the ...
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How to Start from a Blank Slate with SIM

Option 1 SIM uses a zip archive of the Sitecore root folder, so a simple way to do this would be to take the version of Sitecore you want to setup, install that with the basic options. Next open up ...
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Can I use SIM command line for local deployments?

It is very simple to run SIMCMD (Command Line version of SIM): Open SIM Click Bundled Tools - Command Line Voilà N.B. Step 2 here simply downloads latest version from dl.sitecore.net Note even ...
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How To: Refresh environment A(QA) from environment B(Prod) after they're out of sync

When we need to do this type of content refresh, we generally follow the below steps: Backup the PROD and QA master databases. Restore a backup of the PROD master database into the QA database server....
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How to remove entries for previously installed Sitecore instance with SIM for reinstallation?

You need to make sure to delete / remove these entries: website under c:/inetpub/wwwroot relevant Application Pool in IIS relevant entries in hosts file located under C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\...
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Can I use SIM command line for local deployments?

SIM is a click-once application You can launch it from command line, but it's not so obvious how. There are a couple of ways to launch it. One would be to invoke something like iexplore.exe, pointing ...
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Sitecore Instance Manager developer environment setup

Another options would be to use VMware kind of software to take snapshot of complete installation of a dev machine and then create developer machines using that snapshot. SIM is not the tool for ...
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Sitecore Instance Manager developer environment setup

We have used a powershell script that does everything: install SQL databases install solr and configure configure IIS install Sitecore build base VS projects I would suggest investigating powershell....
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Installing WFFM with SIM - post-install steps

SIM doesn't perform the post-install steps (running the SQL script, updating the web.config for captcha, etc...). It does "complete", for all intents and purposes, but SIM gets stuck on the ...
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Trying to Install SIM 1.4 rev 160526 Update 3

Since you are installing this on two separate VMs you have two options. 1) If the VMs are in the same domain, you must grant the NetworkService of the computer running SIM access the VMs and run the ...
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How to Start from a Blank Slate with SIM

I'd suggest your "blank slate" need not be so blank at all. So I'm guessing here; but after cleaning out the items and templates you mention, wouldn't you normally proceed to set up a set of folders ...
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SIM => SQL Server Connection String Error: 25

By default, SQL Server is only configured to allow Windows Authenticated connections. When using a "normal" connection string like the one you mention here, you need Mixed Mode authentication. ...
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Unable to set up SSL for Solr

You will require to download the followings: Java SE Runtime Environment 9.0.1 NSSM 2.24 Solr 6.6.2 Download all and install the JRE 9.0.1 at default location Extract all the contents of the SOLR ...
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Sitecore 9 - Cloning instances

There are no features built in to SIF to support this (as of 1.2.0) but it may be possible to do so in the future as more features are added (e.g. direct SQL support for db backups).
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How to remove entries for previously installed Sitecore instance with SIM for reinstallation?

Did you check the IIS? Also check the folder C:\inetpub\wwwroot\[yoursite] if it exists, delete it and check again. For a clean install you need to do the followings. Delete all the databases with ...
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Sitecore 10.3 installation using Sitecore Instance Manager

I just downloaded the latest version of Sitecore Install Manager (SIM) from here: Sitecore Install Manager After initial setup, you have an option to "Get Sitecore", which opens up a dialog ...
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Organize/start source code from existing Sitecore instance

Yes, you should not source control entire /website folder. I assume that team had made changes to files like cshtml, config, css etc and in that case you will need to compare vanilla version of ...
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How to use SIM to setup dev environment for existing Sitecore instance?

SIM Tool With your requirement for remote SQL this might not work. But with SIM you can export an existing instance and then import it again on another dev machine. PowerShell I have also used this ...
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How to use SIM to setup dev environment for existing Sitecore instance?

Welcome to the site! If the "shared" part you want is the database, the easiest way is to install Sitecore and then just update the connection strings after the installation. This will point your ...
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System.IO.PathTooLongException while installing Sitecore

You can disable the path length limit so that your paths can be longer than 260 characters. In regedit, go to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem and set LongPathsEnabled to 1.
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Unable to set up SSL for Solr

To add SSL to Solr,We need to generate the ssl key by using java keyttol.exe which is in location ‘C:\Program Files\solr-6.6.2\server\etc’.Set up the certificate by using certificate installation ...
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Installing a SOLR-based instance via SIM fails with 401 Unauthorized error

Assuming you have installed Solr using the Bitnami Wizard: To disable authentication, remove the LocationMatch section that you will find at installdir/apache-solr/conf/solr.conf Restart all services (...
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