How to install Sense/Net from source package (IIS 7.5 and IIS 7.0)

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In this document we would like to guide you through the installation process of Sense/Net 6.0. We hope that you will encounter no complications during installation, or later on in working with Sense/Net 6.0. If you come across a bug by any chance, or have questions concerning our product, feel free to contact us at our forum.

This document describes the steps of installing SenseNet 6.0 on machines with IIS 7.0 or IIS 7.5.

In case you use IIS 6.0, please read the following howto: How to install Sense/Net from web deployment package (IIS 6.0)


1. Download Sense/Net 6.0

Download the Sense/Net 6.0 web deployment package. The latest version of this package is available on our CodePlex page.

2. Web Deployment Tool

Ensure that Web Deployment Tool is installed on your system. You can download it from:

3. Start the IIS Manager

Start IIS Manager (Control Panel\Administrative Tools\Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager).

4. Add a new site

Create a new website: Right click on Sites and select Add Web Site.

Add new site

Choose a name for your site (Site name), and select the installation path (Physical path).

Configure site

5. Check bindings

Ensure that no other (running) site is binded to localhost.

6. Import package

Right click on the newly created site and select Manage Packages->Import Application. Select the zip package you have downloaded with browsing and import it.

Import application

7. Setup

In the following screens you can configure the installation process.

Screen #1

You have to choose next on this screen. Any changes made on this page will break the proper installation process.

Import application
Screen #2

In this screen you can set if you want to create a new database or you can use an existing one. Creating a new database requires sa privileges on the selected server instance. Choosing "Use existing database" is ideal for Web Hosting scenarios.

"No database" option is not supported by Sense/Net

Select database
Screen #3

Depending on what you have chosen on the previous screen, you have to provide sql related informations.

Import application

8. Starting install process

After the import has finished, right click on the site and select Manage Web Site->Browse.

9. Installing

The portal loads and starts installing. The install should be complete in a few minutes.

10. Launch portal

After the installation process is finished, click on Launch sample portal.


Related links

How to install Sense/Net from web deployment package (IIS 6.0)

How to install Sense/Net from source package (IIS 7.5 and IIS 7.0)

How to install Sense/Net from source package (IIS 6.0)