Running the Installation Wizard


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  1. Run the DNN Installation Wizard.
    1. Open your website ( in a browser.
    2. Under Administrative Information, enter the username, password, and email address for the host/superuser account to create. This account will have permissions for all websites created in this DNN installation.

      Note: Remember the host's username and password, which you will need to manage your websites.

    3. Under Website Information, enter the name, template, and language to use for the first website.
    4. Set the Database Information options.
      • Database Setup: Custom
      • Database Type: SQL Server/SQL Server Express Database
      • Server Name:

        Developers and Designers: You can use the default value (e.g. .\SQLExpress or (local)).

        Administrators: Set the value to (local).

      • Database Name: Enter the name of the SQL database you created earlier.
      • Security: User-Defined
      • For Database Username/Password, enter the information for the SQL user you created earlier.
    5. Follow the prompts to the end of the wizard. 

      DNN Installation Wizard

  2. Test the installation by proceeding through the wizard until your home page is displayed, then login with the Username and password you entered.


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