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Sitecore XP 10.0 Update 2 – Installation – SIF Way

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To keep up to date with trends, you should use Docker containers for installing Sitecore 10.0.2 to support rapid deployment + more efficient solutions and team onboarding. Personally, I wanted to keep playing around with the Windows PowerShell console so I have a good chance to dive deeper into the problem of the install operation, if any.

This blog post is a summary of my own experience with Sitecore Experience Platform 10.0 Update 2 (aka Sitecore version 10.0.2) installation by using Sitecore Install Framework (SIF) version 2.3 on my machine with the following install guide:

I do hope that this blog post is helpful for your journey as well.

Note: since Sitecore 9.3, by default, we have been able to use our install directory rather than the default one

Setup Prerequisites

Step by step guide

  1. (optional) if you have never installed Sitecore 9 and later, you will probably want to:
    • open Windows PowerShell (run as administrator)
    • execute Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser Unrestricted
    • Running Set-ExecutionPolicy for SC10
  2. (optional) install Sitecore Install Framework (SIF) if not yet
    • open Windows PowerShell (run as administrator)
    • use the following commands to install the latest version of SIF
      1. Register-PSRepository -Name SitecoreGallery -SourceLocation
      2. Install-Module SitecoreInstallFramework
  1. (optional) if you already installed previous SIF versions, you would have upgraded it to a new version 3.0
    • open Windows PowerShell (run as administrator)
    • you should use the following command to get all the current SIF versions
      • Get-Module -Name SitecoreInstallFramework -ListAvailable
    • option 1: use the following command to update to the latest version of SIF
      • Update-Module SitecoreInstallFramework -force
      • Version 2.3.0 for SitecoreInstallFramework
    • option 2: use the following commands to remove the currents and then install the latest version of SIF
      • Uninstall-Module SitecoreInstallFramework -AllVersions
      • Install-Module SitecoreInstallFramework
  1. enable Contained Database Authentication if not yet
  2. create a new folder D:sc1002_install
  3. download and unzip Package for XP Single
    • copy / paste the following ones to D:sc1002_install
      1. Sitecore 10.0.2 rev. 006052 (OnPrem)
      2. Sitecore 10.0.2 rev. 006052 (OnPrem)
      3. IdentityServer 5.1.1 rev. 00292 (OnPrem)
    • unzip XP0 Configuration files 10.0.2 rev. and copy/paste all files to D:sc1002_install
    • List of JSON files and the PS1 file
  4. let’s install the prerequisites
    • open Windows PowerShell (run as administrator)
    • change directory to D:sc1002_install
    • execute Install-SitecoreConfiguration -Path prerequisites.json
    • Running install-sitecore configuration for SC10
    • Note: Sitecore prerequisites are now installed, YOU MUST launch a new PowerShell session to run further SIF configurations
    • Informing the user to launch a new powershell
  5. install SOLR 8.4.0 if not yet
    • adjust appropriate values by editing D:sc1002_installSolr-SingleDeveloper.json such as SolrPortSolrInstallRoot if necessary
    • Highlighting Default values for SC10
    • open Windows PowerShell (run as administrator)
    • change directory to D:sc1002_install
    • execute Install-SitecoreConfiguration -Path Solr-SingleDeveloper.json
    • Install Sitecore Configuration for SC10
    • Showing version 8.4.0 for Solr Admin
  6. copy/paste your Sitecore license file xml to D:sc1002_install
  7. adjust appropriate values by editing D:sc1002_installXP0-SingleDeveloper.ps1 such as:
    • $Prefix
    • $SitecoreAdminPassword
    • $SCInstallRoot
    • $SitePhysicalRoot
      • note: DON’T use double backslash in the folder path (for instance C:\websites) otherwise you may get the following error Failed to start service ‘Sitecore Marketing Automation Engine
    • $SolrUrl
    • $SolrRoot
    • $SqlServer
    • $SqlAdminUser
    • $SqlAdminPassword
    • Showing the list of SC10 variables in config file
  8. open Windows PowerShell (run as administrator)
    • (optional) if you have various SIF versions on your machine, you will probably have to run 2.3.0 version of SIF by executing Import-Module SitecoreInstallFramework -Force -RequiredVersion 2.3.0
    • change directory to D:sc1002_install
    • execute .XP0-SingleDeveloper.ps1
    • Import-module and running PS1 file
  9. hopefully there is nothing that can stop the installation process and note Sitecore Admin Password + SSL enabled as well
    • Sitecore Admin password for SC10
  10. open a browser:
  11. DON’T FORGET to rebuild the search indexes and the Link database
    • Rebuild the search indexes and the link database for SC10

How to uninstall it?

  • open D:sc1002_installXP0-SingleDeveloper.ps1and uncomment the line 80 + comment out the line 77 then save it
  • Showing Install-SitecoreConfiguration
  • open Windows PowerShell (run as administrator)
  • change directory to D:sc1002_install
  • execute .XP0-SingleDeveloper.ps1
  • Removing host entry for SC10
  • hopefully, it runs well and cleans everything up

Got issues?

Please send your issues (with screenshots if possible) to so I can understand your problem and suggest a solution.

Happy Sitecore 10.0 Update 2 Installation!

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