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Elisha Osipov
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Follow this link to download the Sitecore Installation Framework (SIF) PowerShell module. Please refer to the Sitecore Experience Platform installation guide for further information on how to install Sitecore with SIF.

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Sitecore software is available for the sitecore certified developers for tryout purpose ro you should be the sitecore partner. You could also purchase sitecore by contacting them. If you are an sitecore certified developer then the tool can be downloaded in sitecore developer portal.

To download Sitecore and associated official modules, you must be a Sitecore certified developer or partner. To become a certified developer, you must attend developer training and pass the exam.

The Sitecore Experience Platform and all official associated modules can be downloaded from the Sitecore Developer Portal. This site hosts all downloads and updates after Sitecore 8. This is also where you will find the installation guide and upgrade instructions for all versions of Sitecore including and after 8.

Recently on Slack Chat a question got asked by fellow MVP Jason Bert about how to prompt a user to save an item from the Sitecore Media Library. Whether a user is prompted to download media depends on a few factors:

There is a difference between downloading a Sitecore package of media items, and actually downloading the media files themselves. A Sitecore package will create a .zip file of Sitecore items that can be installed on another environment to migrate media library items. However, the actual attached images (or other media file types) cannot just be pulled from these images. If you want to download the actual attached file, you have to browse to the Media Library item and click the Download button, and there is no OOTB way to do this for multiple items, or an entire folder, at once.

Out the box Sitecore's Experience Analytics comes with a set of pre-configured reports to give insights into the sites visitors. Previously I blogged about Populating the internal search report in Sitecore which unless done will probably lead to someone asking why it's blank. Another report which initially won't show any data is downloads.

The concept of having to tag every download as a download may seem a little tedious and also prone to being missed in the future. If all your downloads are PDF's and you want to track all PDF's as a download, one way to make life easier is to update the standard values on the PDF template item (/sitecore/templates/System/Media/Unversioned/Pdf) so that it always has the attribute of download. The content authors will still need to do the marketing asset categorization, but at least this gives them 1 less thing to do.

Sitecore has made the process of installing Sitecore 9.1.1 much easier than the previous 9 versions. This blog post demonstrates the installation of a Sitecore 9.1.1 instance on a developer workstation. I wanted a single post where I have all the resources I need to install Sitecore 9.1.1 (other than the Sitecore install files download links).

Param( $solrVersion = "7.2.1", $installFolder = "c:\solr", $solrPort = "8983", $solrHost = "solr", $solrSSL = $true, $nssmVersion = "2.24", $JREVersion = "1.8.0_211" ) $JREPath = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre$JREVersion" ## Note that if you're running 32bit java, you will need to change this path $solrName = "solr-$solrVersion" $solrRoot = "$installFolder\$solrName" $nssmRoot = "$installFolder\nssm-$nssmVersion" $solrPackage = " $solrVersion/$" $nssmPackage = " -$" $downloadFolder = "\Downloads" ## Verify elevated## -if-powershell-is-running-as-administrator $elevated = [bool](([System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).groups -match "S-1-5-32-544") if($elevated -eq $false) throw "In order to install services, please run this script elevated." function downloadAndUnzipIfRequired Param( [string]$toolName, [string]$toolFolder, [string]$toolZip, [string]$toolSourceFile, [string]$installRoot ) if(!(Test-Path -Path $toolFolder)) if(!(Test-Path -Path $toolZip)) Write-Host "Downloading $toolName..." Start-BitsTransfer -Source $toolSourceFile -Destination $toolZip Write-Host "Extracting $toolName to >$toolFolder..." Expand-Archive $toolZip -DestinationPath $installRoot # download & extract the solr archive to the right folder $solrZip = "$downloadFolder\$" downloadAndUnzipIfRequired "Solr" $solrRoot $solrZip $solrPackage $installFolder # download & extract the nssm archive to the right folder $nssmZip = "$downloadFolder\nssm-$" downloadAndUnzipIfRequired "NSSM" $nssmRoot $nssmZip $nssmPackage $installFolder # Ensure Java environment variable $jreVal = [Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("JAVA_HOME", [EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine) if($jreVal -ne $JREPath) Write-Host "Setting JAVA_HOME environment variable" [Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("JAVA_HOME", $JREPath, [EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine) # if we're using HTTPif($solrSSL -eq $false) # Update solr cfg to use right host name if(!(Test-Path -Path "$solrRoot\bin\")) % $_ -replace "REM set SOLR_HOST=", "set SOLR_HOST=$solrHost" $newCfg # Ensure the solr host name is in your hosts fileif($solrHost -ne "localhost") $hostFileName = "c:\\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts" $hostFile = [System.Io.File]::ReadAllText($hostFileName) if(!($hostFile -like "*$solrHost*")) Add-Content $hostFileName # if we're using HTTPSif($solrSSL -eq $true) where FriendlyName -eq "$solrName" if(!($existingCert)) Write-Host "Creating & trusting an new SSL Cert for $solrHost" # Generate a cert # -us/powershell/module/pkiclient/new-selfsignedcertificate?view=win10-ps $cert = New-SelfSignedCertificate -FriendlyName "$solrName" -DnsName "$solrHost" -CertStoreLocation "cert:\LocalMachine" -NotAfter (Get-Date).AddYears(10) # Trust the cert # -to-trust-a-certificate-in-windows-powershell $store = New-Object System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Store "Root","LocalMachine" $store.Open("ReadWrite") $store.Add($cert) $store.Close() # remove the untrusted copy of the cert $cert # export the cert to pfx using solr's default password if(!(Test-Path -Path "$solrRoot\server\etc\solr-ssl.keystore.pfx")) Out-Null # Update solr cfg to use keystore & right host name if(!(Test-Path -Path "$solrRoot\bin\")) Write-Host "Rewriting solr config" $cfg = Get-Content "$solrRoot\bin\" Rename-Item "$solrRoot\bin\" "$solrRoot\bin\" $newCfg = $cfg # install the service & runs $svc = Get-Service "$solrName" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue if(!($svc)) Write-Host "Installing Solr service" &"$installFolder\nssm-$nssmVersion\win64\nssm.exe" install "$solrName" "$solrRoot\bin\solr.cmd" "-f" "-p $solrPort" $svc = Get-Service "$solrName" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue if($svc.Status -ne "Running") Write-Host "Starting Solr service" Start-Service "$solrName" # finally prove it's all working $protocol = "http"if($solrSSL -eq $true) $protocol = "https" Invoke-Expression "start $($protocol)://$($solrHost):$solrPort/solr/#/"

I had a requirement on a recent project to download a .CSV from within Sitecore User Manager. Basically, it was to download all users within a particular domain into a .csv file. The 'download' bit proved tricky, though.

All that's fine - but then, in a postback to a Sitecore window, how do you force a file to be downloaded? My usual approach - using the HTTPResponse class for the current control - doesn't work.

SIM is available as a ClickOnce application , and allows you to download and install any version of Sitecore and manage instances of Sitecore on your machine. This is an essential tool for development environments. It also bundles many other handful apps like Log Analyzer, Config Builder and NuGet Generator.

First things first, you need to have the pre requisites installed before installing the Sitecore. These are the pre requisites you need to have installed to setup the sitecore 9 on your machine (assuming you are using Windows 10). Here are all the things I have downloaded to initiate the process:

The above script is independent to downloads or JRE, SOLR and NSSM, and can also work alone, without downloading any of them. Just download it from my gist as Powershell scritpt and run it, and it will end up with this screen, easy peasy.

I guess a lot of people worked with the Powershell script by Bas Lijten -sitecore-nuget-feeds-using-vsts-why-we-dont-use-sitecore-myget-and-how-we-work-with-package-management/ where he downloads all those Sitecore 9.0.1 nuget packages to use in a private feed. Well, this one will take care of that way easier then it was before.


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