How to install DotNetNuke in Windows XP

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12. How to install DotNetNuke in Windows XP

If you’re running Windows XP OS this information might be useful if you’ve decided to install powered by ausweb application locally on your computer

Since Windows XP uses the new user interface called ‘simple file sharing’ it is necessary to disable this option before setting up the required ASPNET permissions

This tutorial assumes that you have already opened Windows Explorer

1) Click Tools option here

2) Then choose Folder Options

3) Click View tab

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4) Uncheck the box here

5) Click Apply to save the changes

That’s it! The selected option has been disabled…let’s right-click the folder and choose its properties

ASP.NET user requires Modify permissions with IIS 5.0

While with IIS 6 NETWORK SERVICE needs Modify permissions

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to disable ‘simple file sharing’ and set up the necessary DNN permissions under Windows XP

How to login to DotNetNuke

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11. How to login to DotNetNuke

This tutorial assumes that you have already installed DotNetNuke framework and opened the front page of the application

Now let’s learn how to login to our DotNetNuke application

1) Click Login

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2) Type in your DNN User Name

3) Then enter your DNN Password

4) Click Login

That’s it! We’ve just successfully logged in…now let’s see how to log out

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5) To log out of the application click Logout here

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to log in and log out from the DotNetNuke application. Remember to use secure and strong passwords for your online portals

How to install DotNetNuke on a local computer

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10. How to install DotNetNuke on a local computer

This tutorial assumes that you have already made all the powered by ausweb preparations for a fresh DotNetNuke installation, and once done, opened the default Install page in your browser

Let’s enumerate the 5 basic steps to a clean install. Step 1. Download the .zip file from dotnetnuke.com

Step 2. Create the database and SQL Server login

Step 3. Create the website folder and unzip the downloaded .zip file

Step 4. Create virtual directory in IIS and set up the necessary permissions

Step 5. Run the DNN Install wizard in your browser

Let’s leave Typical Installation Method checked

1) Click Next to proceed

Checking File Permissions page allows to test that this DNN installation can successfully create and delete folders and files

2) Click Test Permissions option to check

The test has been successful as you can see it here

3) Click Next to proceed

At this step we’re going to configure the database settings depending upon the database type

4) Check SQL Database option

5) Enter the Name or IP Address of the computer where the Database is located

6) Then enter the Database name

If Integrated Security is checked it means that you will be using your Windows account to access SQL Server

7) Uncheck it to use UserID and Password combination to access the Database

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8) Enter UserID for the Database

9) Then enter Password for the Database

10) Leave Run as db Owner checked if you’re running the database as Database Owner

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11) When ready click Test Database Connection

The test has been successful as you can see it here

12) Click Next to proceed

On Run Database Installation Scripts page we shall wait till the Installation of Database is Complete

13) Click Next to proceed

Now let’s configure Host User Account

14) Enter and confirm Host User password here

15) Specify valid e-mail address here

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16) Let’s specify SMTP server

17) Make sure Authentication is Anonymous

18) Then click Test SMTP Settings

The test has been successful as you can see it here

19) Click Next to proceed

On the Portal Title page let’s configure Portal Administrator settings and Portal Properties

20) Enter and confirm Admin User password here

21) Specify valid e-mail address for Admin User

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22) Enter a title for the portal in the Portal Title box

23) Click Next to proceed

That’s it! We’re done! We have successfully installed DotNetNuke portal on our local computer

24) Click Finished (Goto Site) to open the newly installed portal

Here it is! Let’s login as Host User to view the new DNN portal functionalities

25) Enter Host User Name here

26) Then enter Host User Password

27) Then click Login

Success! We’re now logged into DotNetNuke admin area and can start deploying new interactive portals

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to get ready for DotNetNuke installation on a local computer and run DNN Installation Wizard in a browser. Remember to configure site and database settings properly and test them before proceeding

How to install an additional feedback module in DotNetNuke

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6. How to install an additional feedback module in DotNetNuke

This tutorial assumes that you have already logged into the DotNetNuke https://ausweb.com.au/ area

Now let’s learn how to install additional DotNetNuke modules (or extensions)

In this tutorial we’re going to add a Feedback module

We have already added a page called Our Contacts for this purpose

1) Let’s select a Feedback module from this menu list

2) Enter module’s title and specify its location on the page

3) Then click Add

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Here is the Feedback Form we have just added… let’s edit its settings

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4) Enter the recipient’s email address here

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5) Make the Form Moderated

6) Check here to add the Captcha module

7) When ready click Update

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That’s it! The Feedback Form’s settings have been modified and the Captcha module has been successfully added

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to install additional modules (or extensions) in DotNetNuke and configure them to your liking

How to install an additional Blog module in DotNetNuke

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5. How to install an additional Blog module in DotNetNuke

This tutorial assumes that you have powered by ausweb logged into the DotNetNuke admin area

Now let’s learn how to install additional DotNetNuke modules (or extensions)

In this tutorial we’re going to add a Blog module

1) Click Install Additional Extensions

2) This is the list of DotNetNuke extensions available by default… let’s choose a few of them

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3) Click Install Selected Extensions

That’s it! The selected extensions have been successfully installed

Since we’re going to add a Blog module, we created a page called Blog for this purpose

4) Enter Blog’s title and specify its location on the page

5) Then click Add icon when done

That’s it! The Blog module has been successfully added. Scroll down to check all its options

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to install additional modules (or extensions) in DotNetNuke and configure them to your liking