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10/9/2016 1:29 AM

Attempting to install DNN 8.0.3 on Windows 10.

Installer title is 'Web Platform Installer 5.0'

It gets to connecting to the database.

Gives the error:

         Microsoft Web Platform Installer

         The specified password for user account 'sa' is not valid, or failed to connect to the database server.

I can connect to the same database, same username 'SA', same password, just fine using SSMS.

I don't find a folder portals/_default or any log file.

SQL Configuration says that TCP connections are enables, but I don't know how to test that to verify it.

The instance it is trying to connect to ./SQLExpress is SQL 2008

The saddest part is that I doin't care about connecting to  ./SQLExpress .

Once I get DNN installed, I'll be using the SQL instance on the server, not local.

But I can't figure out how to get past this.

I tried downloading just the Install Package. But there are no instructions for installing it.

Any suggestions?

Thanks. Brad.

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10/9/2016 3:40 AM
I suggest trying free nvQuicksite installer from http://nvquicksite.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

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10/10/2016 1:59 AM

For those playing along at home, the site is

Looks very useful.

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10/10/2016 2:01 AM

Not sure if I'm getting further or just getting a different message.

 Windows NT user or group 'IIS APPPOOL\SchoolworkAssignments.localhost_nvQuickSite' not found. Check the name again.
 I would have thought this would be exactly the type of thing that QuickSite would handle for you.

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10/10/2016 2:09 AM

I thought I'd have better luck with the default pool.

But no dice.

>  Windows NT user or group 'IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool' not found. Check the name again.

Google returns nothing. Any suggestions?

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