Last post Jul 11, 2010 02:43 PM by myshadow
Jul 10, 2010 10:01 PM|myshadow|LINK
As a newbie, trying to install the downloaded web apps for Visual Web Developer 2010 and now Web Matrix has been incredibly frustrating. All of the apps ask for passwords, etc. to set up the databases. I have had to go round and round to try and track down
instructions on how to install the apps (as well as ask for help on this forum).
I just downloaded Web Matrix to give it a try and chose to download WordPress along with it. Again, I couldn't install this app because of incorrect passwords or whatever.
Is it at all possible to give hints or maybe inlcude a cheat sheet of some sort that gives a clue as to what we're supposed to enter? To those who have worked with databases it's probably so obvious as to how to set it up that it's not worth explaining.
However, to some of us just starting out it's not at all obvious.
Besides passwords, etc. a hint as to the directory it needs to go would also help.
Anyway, thanks for Visual Web Developer and Web Matrix (and all your help)!
Jul 11, 2010 03:19 AM|XIII|LINK
I haven't downloaded Wordpress myself with WebPI yet.
a hint as to the directory it needs to go would also help.
You're free to put it on your disk where you want. It's your pc, you're in control, you decide where you want to put it. Mostly I put it under c:\code\<name of the application>.
Again, I couldn't install this app because of incorrect passwords or whatever.
As stated I didn't install wordpress but other tools I downloaded in such a fashion used to ask me for the password of the database. That database is/should be already installed and while you installed it you had to give a password for the sa user (SQL server
(express)). That's the password you also need to provide as the installer needs access to the database server running on the machine in order to be able to install the database, tables and stored procedures.
Jul 11, 2010 01:58 PM|myshadow|LINK
Kris, thanks for the suggestion as to where to install the application. Got it.
Okay, I went back and again tried the installs. I'm on my own computer, so I never set up a password for administration, but, obviously, the server password must be different. Looks like I don't know the password to my SQL server. Is this solvable? Should
I just uninstall everything and start over?
There's a directory that was created on my system (Win 7) [c:\ inetpub\wwwroot] that I used years ago with FP where all the websites were located. What do we place here these days (if anything)?
Does [c:\ inetpub\wwwroot] have a relationship to the server?
Thanks so much for your help.
Jul 11, 2010 02:11 PM|XIII|LINK
Should I just uninstall everything and start over?
I just reinstalled it/repaired it. Then wrote down the sa password just in case.
It doesn't have a relationship, that I know off, with SQL Server. It's the default place for web applications hosted in IIS. Personally I hardly put anything in it anymore. Simply using the built in webserver or setting up IIS properly to point out to a
certain folder on my drive.
Jul 11, 2010 02:43 PM|myshadow|LINK
Thanks a million! I'll reinstall/repair it!