This document describes a first time installation of EPiServer Commerce with CMS and the Commerce sample site. Refer to Installing EPiServer updates for information on how to upgrade an existing site to the latest.
IMPORTANT If you will be running EPiServer Commerce in a cloud environment
In order for the website to work properly with Azure and Amazon, it is required that the databases are created with collation "SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS". When creating a new Commerce site, first create the databases with the correct collation. When you then create the site using Deployment Center, use the "Install site without database" option and make sure to point to these databases instead of creating new ones. Refer to Deployment for more information on how to deploy to a cloud environment.
Before you start the installation, check the system requirements to ensure that you have the required environment components.
Continuing from here we assume that you have downloaded the EPiServer platform package and selected "Install Commerce" and "Install Commerce Sample site" for the components to be available in Deployment Center, as described above.
If you receive an error message saying "Cannot start service MSDTC on computer", you may need to manually restart the Distributed Transation Coordinator. This can be done from the Windows Control Panel under System and Security, Administrative Tools and Services. Select Distributed Transation Coordinator and click Start. Then run the installation of Commerce from the Deployment Center again.
IMPORTANT When you install EPiServer Commerce, you are provided with a default account with the following credentials: Username - admin; Password - store. This is used to login both to the EPiServer CMS website and the Commerce Manager back-end system. It is highly recommended that you change this password when implementing your site! This Admin Account is given full privileges, meaning it will have full access to all systems and all elements within each sub-system.
Do the following to access the EPiServer Commerce site for the first time:
Refer to Installing EPiServer updates for information on how to get the latest updates for EPiServer 7.5 Commerce.