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John Watson The Pragmatic Enthusiast DotNetNuke
Error Installing Module(s) on DNN 4.5.5 at WebHost4Life
I was setting up a new DNN installation at WH4L and received this error while running the installation wizard. I first tried manually cleaning things out and doing it again only to receive the same error. Turns out the trick is the file permissions on the newly installed modules under \DesktopModules aren't correct. When you receive the errors, simply open a new browser window, login to WH4L control panel, go to Security | File Permission and reset permissions for NETWORK SERVICE with the box check ......

Posted On Thursday, August 23, 2007 12:27 AM

Successful upgrade of DNN v3 to v4
This weekend I upgraded our hosted church site to the current release of DotNetNuke v4.3.5. Here's a quick summary of the steps I took and some observations. Steps to upgrade: Unzip the install package to a local directory. Copy release.config to web.config in the install root directory (local machine). Update the web.config: replace machine key with ours; comment out the SQL Express connection strings and uncomment the SQL standard strings; put in correct connecting string settings for the hosted ......

Posted On Sunday, September 24, 2006 6:55 PM

DNN upgrade and the infamous Could not load type 'DotNetNuke.Common.Global'
I manage a DNN site which is currently running on DNN 3.1.1 hosted at WebHost4Life. I have a local backup of the site on my home server running on Win2003 and SQL 2005. I tried to upgrade the local copy to the current release 4.3.5 using the and on the first try I received the infamous "Could not load type 'DotNetNuke.Common.Global'" error. I'm referring to it as infamous because there are a lot of howls posted over at the DNN forums site with very few real suggestions of getting ......

Posted On Thursday, September 21, 2006 8:42 AM

DNN Error "Invalid attempt to read when no data is present"
When upgrading from 4.3.1 to 4.3.2 I encountered the above error. A few posts in the DNN Forums suggested there were problems with the portals defined. In my case, I had one portal defined with id of zero (0) yet there was also a portal id one (1) called “My Website” with most other columns null. I started the 4.x journey with 4.0.2 and checking there I found only one row in Portals. So....perhaps the upgrade to 4.3.1 did something? Anyway, I had just tried my cookbook approach to upgrading ......

Posted On Monday, July 10, 2006 7:01 PM

How to upgrade a DNN site
I've got a pretty simple “cookbook” way to upgrade (or test upgrade) a DNN site which I thought I'd share. I'm using 4.x which means SQL Server 2005 and VS.NET 2005. Unzip the download to a new directory Make the new directory a virtual web share Copy/paste either development.config or release.config and rename to web.config Compare the old web.config to the new web.config (using a tool like WinMerge) and copy over the database connection string (edit to use new database name from step ......

Posted On Monday, July 10, 2006 6:39 PM

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