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I'd just like to add this for the benefit of others new to DNN. This community is extremely helpful and aware of the frustrations encountered along the early paths to DNN. We've all been there and I personally, have done just about everything wrong during
the installation cycles that is probably possible. Now, for the good news, this is a very supportive group, not unlike some of your close friends, in that sometimes we do say things off the top and it's very rare for folks to intentionally flame others, we
may provide short responses, but that's mostly to get you quicker feedback, not to make you feel one way or the other.
I'd recommend using MSDE on your dev workstation, my setup includes ASPv1.1, MSDE, IISv5, and various versions of DNN, which all work in their fashion. Now, MS-SQL is cool to have because you get Enterprise Manager to help manage the database, but you can
get by with MSDE and other db management tools.
This isn't in the doc, but I'd strongly suggest that anyone going through the installation tasks the first time be prepared for some silly mistakes along the way. The available doc can't possibly speak to all the possible configurations out there, but it
is mentioned that only MS-SQL is supported at this time, and ASPv1.1 is the framework that is currently supported. Additionally, I see a lot of folks asking for help after spending anywhere from 5 hours to 5 days attempting or fighting an installation. Save
yourself some aggrevation, and frustration - search the forums for similar setup and advice. When posting for the first 20 or so times, understand that the community can help, but note that the more info about your configuration, and what you are attempting
to do, goes much further than posting every line of an error log or display. If more info about a specific error message is needed to help, someone will ask you for it, a generic description of the error or a couple of important lines is all that is needed
for more experienced folks to digest here.
We're here to explore and move the project forward in what ever way we can, so take a breath or two, get up from your station, have a cold drink, some nice food, relax, and come back to it. If you need further help, we are here, and no apologies needed.
You are welcome here, too.