Sitecore Installer

Sitecore Installer

Sitecore Web Application Installer

  • Download from Home => Downloads => Sitecore 6 => Sitecore 6.2 on the Sitecore Developers Network
  • Recommended installation method
  • Supports MS SQL 2008, MS SQL 2005, and Oracle
  • Select client and database option when the database will run on the same machine as Sitecore, such as a developer's machine
  • Use optional Sitecore remote database installer first if database needs to be installed on a separate server. Then use Sitecore Web Application Installer to install Sitecore client only
  • Sitecore Installation Video

Actions performed by Web Application Installer

  • Creates the Sitecore Web site in IIS
  • Sets the Home Directory to the Website folder
  • Creates, configures, and assigns the Web Application Pool
  • Adds an entry for the web site name to the %windir%/System32/drivers/etc/hosts file
  • Sets required NTFS permissions to Network Service or ASP.NET account
  • Installs and configures databases for Sitecore
  • Adds database connection strings to configuration file
  • Automatically determines whether to install 32bit or 64bit version of Sitecore
  • Installs Sitecore as specified by user in Installation Wizard prompts
  • Adds entries to the Sitecore logs during the installation