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Installing 9.1 XP0 - Sorry, there was an error : unauthorized_client

After speaking with my friend @kamsar, he pointed out the CORS origin on the Identity Server Instance needs an update. The Identity Server doesn't allow logging in from just any url, for security ...
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Install-SitecoreConfiguration : The property 'Value' cannot be found on this object

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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SIF 2.0.0 on SC 9.0.2 - "The operation is on user root store and UI is not allowed"

As discussed on the #sif Sitecore Slack channel, when using vanilla SC WDP configs the SIF version does have a dependency on the installed SC version. SIF 2.0.0 = SC 9.1 SIF 1.2.1 = SC 9.0.x There ...
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Install-SitecoreConfiguration : Cannot validate argument on parameter 'Signer'. The "$_.HasPrivateKey -eq $true"

Below solution worked for me. Close all active PowerShell sessions, delete all DO_NOT_TRUST* certificates from all certificate store and C:\certificates. Open “xconnect-createcert.json” and change ...
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You must have a user with the same password in master or target server

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 ...
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How to Uninstall an instance created using the Sitecore Install Framework

There is not currently such a command. I wish there was. In general terms to uninstall, you will need to: Remove the two xConnect windows services (with sc delete [servicename]) Remove the Sitecore ...
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Any reason Sitecore 9.x data folder now defaults its location to inside web root?

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 ...
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XP Scaled (XP1) how to validate installed application in each server are correct?

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 ...
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Why does Register-SitecoreInstallExtension appear to do nothing?

It's a small thing which I'm hoping to have fixed soon so that things are a little clearer, sorry this isn't as straight-forward as it should be! Calling Register-SitecoreInstallExtension outside of ...
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Sitecore 9 Installation error "Cannot process argument transformation on parameter 'Signer' during CreateSignedCert : NewSignedCertificate step

You've created two certificates with precisely the same DNS name. You can see in the verbose output that two certificates have been found as it lists two thumbprints. These values are then returned ...
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How to remove all certificates installed by Sitecore 9 SIF Installation?

If you already know the thumbprint id (listed in the SIF console error), you can execute below PowerShell script to delete Get-ChildItem Cert:\LocalMachine\Root\<<thumbprint>> | Remove-...
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Why do we require Contained database for Sitecore 9?

The use of the "Contained Database User model" was introduced for very good reasons, and could be considered useful outside the realm of Sitecore. You can read the article here and here ...
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How to Uninstall an instance created using the Sitecore Install Framework

@Dylan Young, did you solved the uninstall problem ? Manual way to uninstall an instance of Siteocre 9 involves few steps, but it is not that bad. Assuming that your installation instance is ...
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Failed to start service Sitecore XConnect Search Indexer when installing Sitecore 9

The source of the issue is actually due to the License as hinted by the entry in the EventLogs. The Sitecore license being used is fine for our 8.0 implementation and even worked without issue ...
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'sqlcmd' is not recognized at CreateShardApplicationDatabaseServerLoginSqlCmd step

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 ...
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Installation Error - Cannot validate argument on parameter 'Source'

Just observed that in Solr 7.1.0 the folder structure is quite different than 6.6.2. Hence the power shell script is unable to find the required folders. In my case the script is looking for ...
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Installation with SIF error. "You must remove all users with password before setting the containment property to NONE"

It sounds like you still have a database or maybe a user left over. How did you remove the failed installs? If you are running from the example script in the download comment out and in the Install-...
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How do skip the DB deploy task in Sitecore Install Framework

Web deploy supports the ability to skip elements of a manifest using the "skip directive". SIF maps the arguments from the json SIF config to the web deploy command, so you need to add: "Skip": [ ...
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Unable to uninstall Sitecore 9.1 and getting "No registration found for extension 'RemoveSQLDatabase' of type 'Task'"

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 ...
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Issues with XConnect certificate does not contain Private Key

Differently from XP1, the XP0 topology has a JSON file specifically for create the certificate - xconnect-createcert.json After creating the certificate using xconnect-createcert.json, I have tried ...
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How to Uninstall an instance created using the Sitecore Install Framework

SIF 2.x now has this functionality built in as mentioned in the release notes. There was an issue with it in 2.0, but it was fixed in 2.1. To run it, Update SIF with Update-Module ...
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Error 500.19 installing Sitecore 9 XP0 on a clean Windows 10 machine

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 ...
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When installing Sitecore 9.1, how does one fix this error "Cannot retrieve the dynamic parameters for the cmdlet..."?

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 ...
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Solr Start Service not working

If you used a script to install it, the script requires you to specify a JRE version. If that version does not match the version installed, it acts this way. If you use Jeremy Davis' easy solr script,...
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My sitecore licence got expired. Can I use other sitecore licence in the same sitecore instance

Yes, it is possible. First, you must actually have a new license. Secondly, make sure you replace the expired license file(s) on your Sitecore instance. If you are using Sitecore 8.x the old file ...
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How to Uninstall an instance created using the Sitecore Install Framework

The first thing that you need to start with gathering all information about what should be uninstalled. In an easy way you can select a website to uninstall: $selectedWebSite = (Get-WebSite | Out-...
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Issue with Sitecore 9 certificate missing private key

The "secret" is in the Installation Guide, but you have to jump ahead to Section 5.1 and 5.2. When I then created this PowerShell script: #define parameters $prefix = "xp0" $PSScriptRoot = "D:\...
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Sitecore 9 - XP0 - xConnect Cert requirements?

Installation Guide has the answers, but you have to skip ahead to Section 5.1 and 5.2. Section 5.2 has an example script to use You can download the guide here: https://dev.sitecore.net/Downloads/...
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You must have a user with the same password in master or target server

I have successfully installed Sitecore 9 with MS SQL Sever 2017 Express. I had encountered the same error and the trick is instead of using $SqlServer="localhost" in the installation script, change it ...
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Sitecore 9 XP1 Topology - Error on UpdateSolrSchema step while calling PopulatedManagedSchema.aspx

Please make sure you have URL Rewrite IIS module installed? It is a prerequisite for Sitecore 9. Download the IIS module - https://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/url-rewrite https://community....
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