I'm new to CMS 6 (my last version was 4, a number of years ago) and am having issues getting going. Hopefully one of you fine people can help me out.
I have installed the AlloyTech demo site, and when I try to open the project it tells me I am missing a Windows Authentication component from IIS. This is apparently not part of the Windows 7 Home Premium feature list. So I guess I will need to work around this. I would be surprised if EpiServer was unable to run on Windows 7 Home Premium.
So anyway, if I open VS08 in an Administrator context, I can actually open the project. Running it, however, gives me a fun html-error-message-in-a-windows-dialog-box, which isn't much use as I can't even see the error text, hidden as it is beneath all that <html><head><title>Server Error..... etc.
So in the project properties, I change it to use the VS internal dev server. This will allow the project to run, but once within Edit mode, none of the pages within the main frame area load (e.g. /en/Products/ gives 404). Presumably some kind of virtual directory problem, due to Epi relying on IIS? Not sure.
So, moving on. I open the website in Webmatrix and run it. A little closer this time, however as this is the demo site (unlicenced) each frame in the backend has warning messages in it, relating to the missing licence file. Which is better at least, but since my client is still at the evaluation stage, there is no paid licence file to install, so I can't get any further.
Ideally, though, I would be able to build the site as usual in VS. I am sure I have previously had Epi 4.x projects running on this environment. Can it be that I need to upgrade my OS just to run Episerver?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.