DotNetNuke is indeed the one and only open source content management system that is very easy to use. DotNetNuke is a patent product of DNN corps, which has been revised severally since 2012. Most often, developers and software engineer love to deploy DotNetNuke but their lack of adequate knowledge in the installation process of this CMS has indeed created a great barrier in the usage of this open source CMS. The process of deploying DotNetNuke simply means the DotNetNuke installation. It has been observed thatmost web host has preinstalled DotNetNuke in their C Panel. But to properly channel your thought, this article is geared towards all those who would love to work with DotNetNuke on their working machines privately without accessing the internet.

System Requirement:

In other for DotNetNuke to be able to work properly on your work machine (PC), your work machine would be required to meet up to the following standard.

First, your machine should have .NET 4.0 preinstalled in it, while IIS 7 or the updated version should also be in place. Finally, you will also need to have SQL server preinstalled in your work machine. Most often, DotNetNuke do function correctly with 2008 SQL server or other higher version of this server. Most often, getting a SQL server is really simple as there are online links that offer free download to SQL server 2008. After, downloading, I will love you to install it, also install the complete components that accompany this download.

Where to Get DotNetNuke:

After your work station has been update with the above stated components, all you need to do is to properly download DotNetNuke into your work station in other for you to be able to use DotNetNuke on your work station. To download DotNetNuke, all you need to do is to do a web based research using the keywords “DotNetNuke CodePlex page” It is wise to note that the download comes in a zip format and you need to unzip, unblock it in other to make use of it.

What Next:

After doing the above, all you need to do is to create a directory. In other for you to create a directory, you will need to go to the c: drive to access the DotNetNuke folder. For easy access, you can access RUN – input c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ folder. Always remember to rename folder as DotNetNuke (c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ dotnetnuke). After which, you need to create a new folder in (c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ dotnetnuke\folder) after which, you should copy all content from the extracted DotNetNuke folder into the (c:\inetpub\wwwroot\dotnetnuke\folder). Most often, it will appear as c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ dotnetnuke\folder.

Ensure that IIS 7.5 is properly working while your ASPNET account has the proper information in them. In other to give adequate permission to the following, you will need to add an application pool. To do this kindly input the these exact codes “IIS AppPool\{AppPoolName}”.


All you need to do is open up the web server IIS console. (Run > INETMGR)

Next, expand your website node. To do this, go to properties, click on add application and convert to # application.

Open a browser, type http://localhost/dotnetnuke.

Follow through the installation and once the default DotNetNuke login page shows, use the default after which use Host and Admin.

Change these account details and start enjoying DotNetNuke on your workstation.