I am new to DNN. I have created a portal in development on XP and want to deploy it to production SEVER 2003 to show what can be done using this product prior to making an assessment of the DNN product.
The deploy process seems quite straight forward. Very similar to what we do every day we work in Dot.Net and SQL.
The DNN code is easy to deploy, the database was a backup and and a restore. The file access rights are all set correctly and the SQL database user has read, write and Owner permissions.
All should be good except when the DNN website is accessed a message about not having the access to the internet. is dipslayed
So then I decided to remove the localhost\dotnetnuke entry from the PortalAlias table to see what happened. Now I get Domain Name does not exist in the Database page.
This implies that the site is working and that it can read the database.
The problem must be with the entries in the database. Is this caused by the SQL collation sequence. In development it is Latin1_General_CI_AI while in production it is Latin1_General_CS_AS.
I have even tried to start from scratch in production and the install process goes fine until it upgrades the database. There is a message about checking the 00.60 log resources file. However this file does not exist so I am at a loss at what to do.
By the way I have cleaned off DNN and reinstalled at least 6 times in case I made a mistake.
Any help would be appreciated