Installation of Sitecore 9 XP1 Prerequisites and Requirements for both scaled and standalone.Contd..,

Sitecore 9 Installation

Installation of Sitecore 9 XP1 Prerequisites and Requirements for both scaled and standalone. Contd..,


  • UNC share is not Supported
  • Sitecore Experience Platform does not support operating from a virtual directory.

File System Permissions

The Sitecore XP application requires access to multiple system files and folders that are not
distributed as a part of Sitecore XP, but are installed as a part of the Windows Operating System and the .NET

Most of these permissions are granted by IIS to all ASP.NET applications, automatically making the
application pool identity account a member of the IIS_IUSRS security group.

You must manually grant permissions for the Application Pool Identity to
the following system locations

  • Press WIN key + R

and navigate to below path & provide the premissions.

Default LocationRequired Permission

Prerequisites for using the Sitecore Installation Framework


















Once the web Installer is installed you can install the below software via web installer. You need to copy and paste the below into the search panel in the software and then click add, do same for all 3 then you can click install to go in 1 shot installation.

  • Web Deploy 3.6 for Hosting Servers
  • URL Rewrite 2.1
  • Microsoft SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) version 2016
Web Deploy Installation Software
Web Deploy Installation Software

Enable Contained Database Authentication

  • Launch MS SQL Server Management Studio and log in as an administrator.
  • Run the Following Query

sp_configure ‘contained database authentication’, 1;

Note: Above query will not work in AWS RDS Database, for this we need to do a change in the installation zip which is explain in the Refered Post.

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