Setting up the DNN Folder

Environment

  • DNN Platform
  • Evoq Content
  • Evoq Engage

 


 

Process

  1. Download DNN and extract the files.

    Note: If you get a Windows Security Warning while attempting to unzip the file, you might need to unblock the DNN zip file then try again.

    WARNING: For your protection, remember to download or unzip files from reliable sources only.

    The folder where you extract the files becomes the DNN installation folder.

    Developers and Designers: For module or theme development, you do not need the source files.

  2. Determine the user account used to run your website.

    The account name differs, depending on your IIS and Windows version: 

    If your OS is

    and your IIS version is  

    then the account name is

    Windows Vista 

    IIS 7 localmachine\Network Service

    Windows Server 2008

    Windows 7

    IIS 7.5

    the NETWORK SERVICE account

    - or -

    the IIS AppPool\AppPoolName, which is the name of the automatically generated app.  

     

    Windows Server 2008 R2 

    Windows 8

    IIS 8

    Windows Server 2012

    Windows 10

    IIS 10


  3. Give Full or Modify permissions for the DNN installation folder to the user account that will run your website.

    1. In Windows Explorer, right-click on the DNN installation folder, and choose Properties.


      Right-click on the DNN folder and choose Properties

    2. Go to the Security tab and click Edit.


      In the Security tab, click/tap Edit...

    3. Click Add.


      Click/Tap Add...

    4. In Select Users or Groups, enter the user name, then click Check Names.


      In Select Users or Groups, enter the user name, then click/tap Check Names.

    5. Click OK once the name is resolved. 

    6. Highlight the newly added user name and check Full Control and Modify under Allow.


      Highlight the newly added user name and check Full Control and Modify under Allow.

  4. Click OK.

 


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