Some common DotNetNuke installation problems

Decided to look through a free content management (CMS) system – DotNetNuke ( Downloaded the package and did the steps described in readme.txt.

The first problem i faced was sql exception on adding a Store Account module.
[code]An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server.
When connecting to SQL Server 2005,this failure may be caused by the fact
that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections.
(provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error:
26 – Error Locating Server/Instance Specified)[/code]

After some time of experimentation i’ve found out that there are two connectionstring properties administrator should set. One is under “connectionstrings” and the other is under “appsettings”.

The other problem i faced was an application exception adding new product to a product list useing Store Products module
[code]object refference not set to an instance of an object.[/code]
After some time of searches I’ve found that the problem is because of Store Catalog Module whitch was not added to the portal. After adding this module new product was added successfully.

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