Installing the required Software

This blog is to showcase the steps involved in installing different software. So lets start.

  1. Verify the if the hardware is 4 processor and 16 GB RAM – This can be done by checking the properties of My Computer.
  2. Enable the IIS Server – This can be done by following below steps:
    a. Go to Control Panel
    b. Go to Program and Features
    c. Go to Turn Windows features on or off
    d. Tick all the required options and click OK.
    e. Click Next and Apply and you are done.
    f. Now you can access the IIS Server by searching for “IIS”
  3. Install Visual Studio 2015 or above :
    Now this depends if you are installing it on your office machine or a personal machine.
    a. In case you are installing it on office machine then you can raise a ticket to your IS team and they can install it for you with the subscription ID available for you.
    b. In case you are installing it on your personal machine and if you have don’t have a valid license then you can go for Community edition which works without license.
    c. Installing the Visual Studio 2015 or above should install the .Net framework 4.6.1 or above by default. In case it is not then I will cover it in the later part.
    Link that can be handy while installing VS: Refer for VS Community Edition
  4. Install SQL Server 2014 SP 2 or above:
    For installing SQL Server, you should keep one thing in mind before you start the installation is that you need to install the SQL Server in mixed mode i.e Windows as well as SQL Authentication mode.
    This is because when we start Sitecore installation, it will prompt you for SQL Server credentials. Also make sure you have restarted your machine before starting the installation.
    Link that can be handy while installing SQL Server
  5. Install .Net framework 4.6.1 – This we will do only in case our .Net framework is < 4.6 even after installing Visual Studio 2015 or above. It is just a Visual Studio extension that you need to install and restart the machine once done.
    Link for reference: .Net Framework 4.6.1 installation.
  6. By now, we have installed main software which will be necessary for learning Sitecore – Here I would like to add about Search.
    By default Sitecore provides Lucene search with it’s installation but we generally migrate to Solr search because of it’s advantages over Lucene search.

So lets download and install Solr search in next blog but we will integrate it after we start learning Sitecore. I know this blog has been bit hectic but it will be helpful in our future journey.

Thank you.. Happy learning.. Happy Sitecoring.. 🙂

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