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Local Sitecore 9 install

This is a post of my experience installing Sitecore 9.2 locally.

Make sure you having the following pre-requisites

1. Operating system - Windows server 2016+ or Windows 10 64 bit.
2. Install Solr 7.5.0 locally
3. .NET Core 2.1.7 Windows hosting module 
4. .NET Framework 4.7.2 I use this site to verify and update
5. Turn on Windows IIS and .NET 4.7 features (refer image below)
6. IIS version 10+
7. Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP2+. Make sure to have a valid username/password to create and manage sitecore databases.

I then installed Sitecore 9.2 by using the new Sitecore Install Assistant (SIA). I downloaded the Sitecore 9.2 graphical setup package for XP single and ran the setup.exe file as an administrator.

I referred to the this blog post for the installation steps.

Make sure to have the following handy before starting the installation:
- Sitecore license fie path: - Solr installed at: example: https://solr:8983/solr/ - Solr installed file path: example: D:\solr\solr-7.5.0 - Solr serv…

Local Install of Solr for Sitecore 9

One of the pre-requisites of installing Sitecore 9 locally is Solr. For my local Sitecore 9.2 installation I had to install Solr 7.5.0. I found many articles online and especially found this one useful.

Here are the 3 steps I following to install Solr 7.5.0 locally

Step 1:
Install java from the oracle website. After the installation, assuming that you have installed java 13.0.1, add the following Path environment variable (shown as #2 in below image)
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-13.0.1\bin

To verify, open the cmd prompt and run the command "java -version"
You should get something like the following if it is installed correctly.

C:\Windows\System32> java -version java version "1.8.0_221" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_221-b11) Java Hotspot(TM) Client VM (build 25.221-b11, mixed mode)

Step 2:
Install JRE locally. I installed it from the cnet website. After the installation, assuming that you have installed jre 1.8.0_221 set the JAVA_HOME environment va…

Sitecore 9 un-install

Sitecore 9 can easily be setup using the Sitecore Install Assistant (SIA). But if you were like me you installed it a few times before you got it right and were left with a few Sitecore 9 instances that you would like to clean up. I'm hoping Sitecore comes up with their own un-installer, but in the meantime here are the steps I followed to cleanup my un-used Sitecore instances.

Assuming the Sitecore 9.2 instance we are going to un-install has the Sitecore prefix SC92

1. Remove the windows services (you can find your service names by opening your local windows services) with "sc.exe delete [servicename]" in cmd prompt.
   I ran the following 3 statements from the cmd as administrator

sc.exe delete SC-92xconnect.dev.local-MarketingAutomationService sc.exe delete SC-92xconnect.dev.local-ProcessingEngineService sc.exe delete SC-92xconnect.dev.local-IndexWorker

2. Remove the IdentityServer and xConnect website and application pools from IIS. I right clicked and Removed the fo…