What's in This Appendix?
Preparing to Install Sitecore
Installing Microsoft SQL Server
Creating a Microsoft Visual Studio project
This appendix contains information to help you determine how to approach Sitecore installation. It also includes instructions to install Microsoft SQL Server, install Sitecore using the setup program, install Sitecore from an existing archive distributed by Sitecore or an archive generated from an existing solution, and create a project for your solution using Microsoft Visual Studio.
This section provides information that you can use in conjunction with the scalability details in Chapter 6 to develop a strategy before you install Sitecore in various environments such as development, test, production content management, and production content delivery. Beginning by listing some prerequisites and highlighting information for you to collect before installing Sitecore, this section continues to provide specific instructions to install and configure Microsoft SQL Server.
You can install Sitecore using a setup program or from an archive of an existing Sitecore solution, such as a .zip file of a blank solution provided by Sitecore equivalent to the contents of the setup program. You can follow the .zip file installation process to duplicate the databases and document root of an existing Sitecore installation to create a new installation. Alternatively, you can use the Sitecore ...