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7/16/2014 8:17 AM


I have a question for all the core DNN engineers.  I do not have a host account.    I only have an admin account which allows me to see the host menu.   It’s like they are merged.  It has been like this forever.  Is this an issue?  I want to make sure that this is not a problem.  I am trying to upgrade from 7.1 to 7.3 and am having weird issues.

My original install was 5 which was upgraded to 6 and then 7.  I believe I have had no host account since the beginning.

Should I create a host account?  If yes, can you point me in the proper direction on how to do it at this point in time.

Thanks in advance,


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7/16/2014 8:29 AM
Make sure that if this is an admin or a host account, the admin account doesn't allow to see the host menu. so check if your account is registred under Admin>User account or Host>SuperUsers, The upgrade require to enter a host account and password in the upgrade start page.
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7/17/2014 3:21 AM
Some DNN 5 versions just created a single admin account with host functions. This is not an issue, If you need a user just with admin permission for a site, you simply need to grant administrators role to this user.

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Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

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