Web Platform Installer benefits in our new installer

We are minutes away from being ready with our Web Platform Installer based installer package. This will give us the following list of benefits compared to the previous, zip-file based version

  • Wizard based installation - no command line is involved 
  • Database connection is set during install time
  • Database is created on the client machine instead of the attaching of an existing MDF file
  • Multiple IIS sites are supported
  • IIS Integrated Pipeline mode is supported
  • No need for wildcard application maps
  • Support for cooperation with existing web sites on IIS7


Comments (5) -

5/25/2009 2:40:01 AM #

Good. I installed the binary only version on Vista exactly as per the wiki instructions and I have "Object reference not set to an instance of an object".

Stack Trace:

[NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.]
   SenseNet.Portal.Virtualization.RepositoryPathProvider.FileExists(String virtualPath) in E:\Development\SenseNet60Beta3Source\Source\SenseNet\Portal\Virtualization\RepositoryPathProvider.cs:70

I don't have time to figure that out (got a job to do!), so the sooner I can just do a whiz bang install, the better Smile

Sándor Kiss
5/28/2009 8:18:30 PM #

Hello Richard,

Thanks for the bug report. Smile
Web Platform Installer will help to overcome these problems.
If you need a quick solution to your problem though, you can check out the Sense/Net 6.0 forum at http://forum.sensenet.hu.

Sándor Kiss
5/28/2009 8:22:31 PM #

I forgot to mention that you could also check out the installation videos at http://videos.sensenet.hu
The install video of the binary version is in the system administrators section.

6/3/2009 11:02:46 PM #

This sounds great, but when do you expect to have it out publicly?

Sándor Kiss
7/19/2009 8:08:30 PM #

Ranko: It is available now. Go to http://www.sensenet.hu/download

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