In the first part of this series, you learned the step by step process for installing Sitecore on your personal system. I hope you were able to successfully install it on your first attempt. However, in real life, there is always a high probability of running into an error when trying to install an enormous and complex application like Sitecore. It happened to me and trust me it’s really frustrating and
Root cause: You may find this error at the very beginning when you are trying to
Solution & Resources: This can be resolved by running the below command in the PowerShell running as administrator.
powershell -ExecutionPolicy ByPass Install-SitecoreConfiguration -Path .\XP0-SingleDeveloper.ps1T
More details about the above fix can be found in this post.
Root cause: The main reason for this error could either be the wrong location path of the Solr files/folder or the wrong default values of Solr elements in the Sitecore XP0 Configuration files.
Solution & Resources: Make sure that:
More details about this fix can be found here.
Root cause: You can encounter this error when there is no SSL certificate installed for Solr or it is not installed correctly. Therefore when the Sitecore installation process tries to access Solr with SSL protocol, it does not receive the proper response and hence
Solution & Resources: This can easily be resolved by installing SSL certification correctly. Below are a couple of good articles that you can refer to.
Root cause: This issue is because of missing ASP.NET sub-component in the system.
Solution & Resources: This can be resolved by installing
If the steps listed above do not fix the issue, there are a couple of other ways discussed in the Sitecore StackExchange page (URL provided below) that will help.
Sitecore 9 XP1 Topology – Error on UpdateSolrSchema step while calling PopulatedManagedSchema.
Root cause: This issue pops-up when a Sitecore installation process starts but for some reason it stops in the middle. During that process, the Sitecore installation process would have already created several database and users and therefore, when a user tries to re-run the installation process again, the database/users that were already created cause the problem.
Solution & Resources: The solution is to delete all the database/users that were created during the previous failed installation attempt. You can find more details on this in the following articles:
1. Sitecore 9 installation tips
2. Error Msg 12809 You must remove all users with
Root cause: This error occurs when the marketing service tries to connect to xConnect but xConnect do not start up properly. Hence, the marketing service fails, and thus the installation. This can happen for several reasons in which the most common are:
Solution & Resources:
Root cause: MS Web deploy tool is one of the prerequisite tool for the Sitecore installation.
Solution & Resources: Download and install the IIS Web Deploy 3.6.
Root cause: You may see this error either when you don’t provide a correct SQL server name or provide “localhost” or “.” to automatically pick up the local SQL server.
Solution & Resources: In the case of “localhost”, usually a system runs more than one SQL server in the background, therefore, it is important to provide the specific server name for SIF to identify the server.
You must have a user with the same password in master or target server
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