Problems installing CMS R2 SP1

 

Hello!

I have installed CMS R2 SP1 on my testserver, a w2k8 64bit. Then i try to create an empty web site from the Deployment Center by not selecting to install templates and content. I want a completely emty episerver website to which I can deploy my own project files from my development machine and create pagetypes and pages in edit/admin-mode. When i try to enter the edit/admin mode i get a message saying "some content files are missing". I would expect to enter edit-mode seeing only the rhe root-folder and the recycle bin. Have i missunderstood something? Do I really have to install the public templates and content?

#28222 Feb 25, 2009 22:17
  • Member since: 2002
     

    The first thing you could check, is that the virtual paths are set up correctly in web.config. Util, App_Themes_Default, WebServices and YourCustomEditAdminPath should be mapped to "C:\Program Files\EPiServer\CMS\5.2.375.7\xxx" 

    I haven't tried this on an R2 SP1 site yet, but when R2 first came out, we had problems installing sites on a different drive than the C-drive. Our workaround was to install the site on the C-drive and then move it to the other drive. 

    Not sure if this is your problem, but the error message indicates that there are something wrong with your vpp folders...

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    Lars Øyvind Bodahl 

    #28226 Feb 26, 2009 7:49
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    Hello! And thx for reply!!!       

    I checked the paths and they seem ok to me. On 64bit the appfiles are located in Program Files (x86) but that is reflected in web.config also...:

            <add name="App_Themes_Default" virtualPath="~/App_Themes/Default/" physicalPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\EPiServer\CMS\5.2.375.133\application\App_Themes\Default" type="EPiServer.Web.Hosting.VirtualPathNonUnifiedProvider,EPiServer" />
            <add name="UI" virtualPath="~/SEC/" physicalPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\EPiServer\CMS\5.2.375.133\application\UI" type="EPiServer.Web.Hosting.VirtualPathNonUnifiedProvider,EPiServer" />
            <add name="UtilFiles" virtualPath="~/Util/" physicalPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\EPiServer\CMS\5.2.375.133\application\util" type="EPiServer.Web.Hosting.VirtualPathNonUnifiedProvider,EPiServer" />
            <add name="WebServiceFiles" virtualPath="~/WebServices/" physicalPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\EPiServer\CMS\5.2.375.133\application\webservices" type="EPiServer.Web.Hosting.VirtualPathNonUnifiedProvider,EPiServer" />

    The message I  get after logging in to the Edit-mode is: 
    Install Basic Content  
    Some basic content is needed in order to start using EPiServer CMS. Select one of the options below, a system language and click Finish.
     No import package folder was passed via querystring parameter
    The ~/util/setup folder does not contain any packages
    The manager's modules folder does not contain any packages [C:\Program Files\EPiServer\Manager\Modules]
     Anyone have a solution to this? Am I doing something wrong?

     

    #28228 Feb 26, 2009 8:07
  • Member since: 1999
     

    There is a long story behind this behaviour, I won't go into that now. 

    The redirect only happens when pageStartId does not contain a valid value, so set pageStartId in web.config to 1 or something and you should be good to go.

     

    #28234 Feb 26, 2009 13:52
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    Works. All I needed, thx!
    #28239 Feb 26, 2009 21:43