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Demo template install problems


Hi all,

Has anyone else had problems when trying to install the demo templates (

I am running EpiServer CMS 5.2.375.236. When I try and install the demo templates I get the error message "EpiServer CMS 5.2.375.133 must be installed to insall 'DemoTemplates.Setup'.

Does this mean I need to install CMS 5 R2 SP1 and then re-install EpiServer CMS 5 R2 SP2 to allow me to install these templates?

Any one faced the same issue?


Dec 10, 2009 17:39

Try with this one:

Dec 10, 2009 17:53

No luck I'm afraid. I'd already spotted that link (sorry, should have posted that originally) but I get the same message.

Dec 10, 2009 17:59

Okay, download EPiServer CMS 5 R2 SP1, install it. After you've installed it, install the demo temaplates. You should now see the demo templates in the EPiServer deployment center :).

Dec 10, 2009 18:16

I installed R2 SP1 alongside R2 SP2 and that allowed me to install the demo templates.

It wouldn't let me install the demo templates on an SP2 site however, so as I had no SP1 sites I had to install one to get the templates installed. Hopefully now, it should just be a matter of copying what I need across to my current project!

Thanks for all the help.

Dec 11, 2009 11:12

Take a look at this blog post:

Dec 11, 2009 11:14

Got as far as step 6 but the "Show All Sites" checkbox was not available in the Deployment Center.

Presumably I can copy the templates in to my project though? They aren't tied to that particular site are they?

Dec 11, 2009 12:01

Yes you can copy them, but make sure you get everything. All the files and dlls, the web.config settings, the dynamic properties, categories (BlogRoot), page types, and if you need - the demo content.

Dec 11, 2009 12:04

I gave up trying to manually copy across the demo templates!

Instead I reinstalled SP2. Now when trying to install the Demo templates on a SP2 site the "show all sites" checkbox appears, so I can select my SP2 site.

I now have the demo and public templates running together on a SP2 site :)


Dec 16, 2009 10:45
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