Sitecore Installation Issues

Written 10/30/2017


There are two basic ways of installing Sitecore: a manual install and an install by the use of the very useful SIM tool.
When you start work with Sitecore, I strongly recommend a manual install, as it will give you a better understanding of what a Sitecore installation is and how it works.
When you are familiar with the installation, you will probably find it much easier to use the SIM tool, but in this blog I will focus on issues you might face, when doing a manual installation.

SQL Server

Remember to set you SQL server to work with mixed authentication.
This is easily done. Open SQL Server Management Studio, log in to your server, right click your server in the object explorer, choose properties, select Security and verify that the SQL Server and Windows Authentication mode radio button is selected.

You will also need a user, with the appropriate permissions. If you do not already have such a user, you can create a temporary user, just for the use of the Sitecore Installation, by running the following script:

CREATE LOGIN TemporaryLogin 
WITH PASSWORD = 'AnyPassword';
CREATE USER TemporaryUser FOR LOGIN TemporaryLogin;

Remember to restart your SQL Server after running the script.

Required License is missing

When you have successfully installed Sitecore and you are logged in, you might see a warning:

Required license is missing.
You require one of the following licenses to use the Sitecore Commerce Connect module. 'Sitecore.Commerce.Connect' or 'Sitecore.Commerce.ConnectPartner'
  1. This message is shown because you do not have the keys for the Sitecore.Commerce.Connect or Sitecore.Commerce.ConnectPartner modules in your license file. The license keys are not included by default. To get rid of the warning, you should:
    Open the \App_Config\Include\Sitecore.Commerce.config file.
  2. Delete the following lines:
<processor type="Sitecore.Commerce.Pipelines.ContentEditorLicenseWarning, Sitecore.Commerce"/>