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As described in a previous blogpost you can use a PowerShell script to install Sitecore on your machine using the Sitecore Install Framework (SIF). There are a few variables here that you can change to match your situation. If you look closely then you can see that a total of five different steps are defined: Client certificate for xConnect Setup Solr for xDB The xConnect instance Setup Solr for Sitecore Install Sitecore instance For each…

The Sitecore Install Framework (SIF) uses configuration files to install Sitecore and configure the whole environment. Before you are going to install Sitecore you need to download the right files for your topology. On the download site you can find three different options. For an on-premise installation you will be using the XP Single installation. This will install all the components on one machine. The XP Scaled and XM Scaled are typically used for production…

To install the Sitecore Experience Platform you need the Sitecore Installation framework first. You can download SIF from the Sitecore developer site at https://dev.sitecore.net but it is also available on the Sitecore gallery, a public MyGet feed where you can download Sitecore PowerShell modules. Registering the Repository First you will need to register the repository in PowerShell. This way PowerShell knows where to look for the Sitecore modules. To register the gallery, you will need…

Okay now that we took care of the prerequisites, it is finally time to install Sitecore. With the introduction of Sitecore we introduced something called the Sitecore Installation Framework, also known as SIF (you know we love those three letter acronyms). SIF is a PowerShell module for handling the installation and configuration of Sitecore instances. This could be a local developer installation but also production setups. It will install and configure your web instances, windows…

Before you are planning to install Sitecore you need to make sure that your environment meets all the prerequisites. First of all you need a Windows OS (8.1/10 or Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit) or higher) which has the .NET Framework 4.6.2 or later installed. Our latest version (Sitecore 9.0 Update 1) also requires that you have installed the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable. On you Windows machine you should have Internet Information Services…

Our Installing Sitecore 9 series of posts will help you understand the overall architecture of Sitecore and how to install Sitecore. For the blog series we will install Sitecore on a local Windows 10 machine. Before installing Sitecore let’s look at what Sitecore is and what logical components it consists of. The Sitecore Experience Cloud is divided into three distinct product areas. It contains: Sitecore Experience Management (XM) – content management and personalization features. Sitecore…