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Setting up a new site with Deployment Center.


Im having problems installing a new EPiSite CMS 6 R2. This is what i have done:

  1. Installed EPIServer
  2. Used DeploymentCenter to set up a new site with database.
  3. Got the webBrowser screen saying: "This installation contains only core files."

What do i need to do from here to be able to access the Admin-section and start setting up my site with pageTypes and so on?
Thank you!

Apr 27, 2012 14:24

This is as intended. What you have done is create a new website in IIS, a database with the necessary EPiServer artifacts and the core files for an empty web site. It's in effect the same as doing New Empty Web Site in Visual Studio.

You can however, create a new site with the Alloy Templates installed. This is just a sample site to give an insite into what you can do with EPiServer. It should not be used as the basis for a production site.

If you want some inspiration to get going with EPiServer then I suggest you look at the pages linked below:



Apr 27, 2012 14:48

And a addon to what Paul said.


If you want to go to edit/admin of the site you have with just corefiles you can add /<%yourPathToEdit%> in your url of the browers.

Apr 27, 2012 15:20

Good point Petter! The Edit and Admin parts of the site have also been installed however you won't see their files under the site root as they are referenced in in web.config using Virtual Path Providers.

Apr 27, 2012 15:24

How do i know what my path to Edit is at the monent? Or how do i set it?

Apr 27, 2012 15:49

Oh i got it. So when i add it to the end of the URL and get this  http://localhost:11250/LautarosLastTestSite/UI/CMS/
 receive an error:

Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. 

Exception Details: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Source Error: 

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

Stack Trace: 

[NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.]
   EPiServer.Configuration.Settings.get_Instance() +36
   EPiServer.UriSupport.get_InternalUIUrl() +60
   EPiServer.SiteBase.OnValidateRequestAccess(ValidateRequestAccessEventArgs e) +123
   EPiServer.Global.Global_PreRequestHandlerExecute(Object sender, EventArgs e) +106
   System.Web.SyncEventExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() +68
   System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +75
Apr 27, 2012 15:53

Confirm that is your Ui Url by looking in EPiServer.config and checking the value of the uiUrl property in the <siteSettings> section

Apr 27, 2012 15:56

This is what i find. But im not sure what to make of it. Can you tell me what my Url to the admin would be?

siteDisplayName="Site Display Name"




May 02, 2012 10:16


May 02, 2012 12:09

IT WORKS! Sweet success!!!

But what i dont understand is why the URL i get when i start the debug is :http://localhost:11250/LautarosLastTestSite/
What do i need to change.



May 02, 2012 12:46

Look in the Project Properties in Visual Studio for your project on the Web Tab. You should see the URL there that Visual Studio is launching. Make sure the "Use Local IIS Web Server is checked and enter http://admin-vaio:17000 as the "Project Url"

May 02, 2012 13:12
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