Sample Website Installation Plan

The following guidelines explain how to install a website application.

Getting Started

It is recommended that you install and verify the software in your test environment prior to deploying it to your production environment.

Warning – When specifying an existing database as the installation target, this install process will replace that existing database. Be sure to back-up your existing database prior to installation in case you want to uninstall the solution and restore the original database.

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Installation Process

To install the solution in your server, you must be an administrator with full control access to the application.

To install [product], please perform the following steps as administrator:

  1. Unpack the installation files to a directory on one of the servers. Next, unpack the associated content packs and other products as subdirectories under that first directory.
  2. Verify that you have Administrative (Full Control) rights to the User Profile service application:
  3. Open the Administration site. The Administration site can be found under [enter path].
  4. Within the Administration site, navigate to [enter path].
  5. Find the Service Application in the list.
  6. Click OK once you have verified and / or added your account with Full Control permissions.
  7. Decide where you want the [product] to reside within your existing server.
  8. Once you have determined which [product] to use, open the [management console] from one of the web servers. The [management console] can be found under the [enter path].
  9. From within the management shell, change directory to where you’ve placed the installation files.
  10. Run the following command from the prompt:
    1. .install [command]
    2. Example: .install http://mysite/
    3. Monitor the console to answer any prompts and ensure success. Once the process completes, the software is deployed.
    4. Installation is now complete. You can now navigate to the site/software in Internet Explorer and set permissions for your users.
    5. Permissions are controlled from the home page.
      1. User – view content only.
      2. Admin – edit content.

Un-installation Process

To uninstall the solution and remove all related content from your server, perform the following steps as an administrator:

  1. Open the [management console]. The [management console] can be found under [enter path].
  2. From within the management shell, change directory to where you’ve placed the installation files.
  3. Run the following command:
    1. .uninstall [siteURL]
    2. Example:  .uninstall http://mysite/
    3. After reviewing any warnings, press any key to continue.
    4. Monitor the command prompt window to ensure success.

NOTE: The uninstall process deletes the site that was originally hosting the webpages and all related content.

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