SIF-less 2 is here. Now with 100% more 9.1 support

It’s been a while since an update has come out for SIF-less. <Insert excuse about real life and work balance here> <Insert indifferent response to said excuse here> Now that THAT is out of the way, let’s talk about what’s new: Now supports 9.1  This is a biggie. It had a couple of side effects,…


SIF-less 2 Beta 3 – Now with Habitat!

Last week, Sitecore release a new version of Sitecore Habitat.  One of the goals I’ve had with SIF-less is to allow for a greater flexibility in provisioning instances of Sitecore.  While there is in fact a new version of SIF-less here, the majority of the work allow for a Habitat flavor of Sitecore 9.0.2 was…


SIF-less 2 Beta Update 2

This isn’t an insignificant one.  Here’s the good updates: Completely revamped the uninstall process. Rather than using SIF for uninstall, we’re going with plain PowerShell.  This might not be the end-game here, but this is a lot cleaner and fault tolerant.  It can also be re-run multiple times to clean up an instance, and it…


SIF-less 2 Beta – Update 1

This release has a couple new features, as well as some bug fixes.  It’s getting closer.  It also has added a couple new items to my “to-do” list. Bug Fixes No longer crashes when selecting certain topologies Fixed an error when replacing bookmarks in the EZ ps1 files New Features Changed Versions and Typologies to…


Welcome to SIF-less 2. Beta Edition!

I started this an embarassingly long time ago, in a galaxy far away.  Actually it was an alcohol-infused one-man hackathon where I secured first place.  Anywho, here goes nothing (If you want to skip right to getting started, scroll to “Getting Started”) Why a new SIF-less? The first one was ok, in my eyes. I…


The Baker’s Dirty Dozen for a New Laptop

As I was setting up my new laptop (yay!) I figured it might be helpful to share what I consider “essential” from a dev tools point of view.  This isn’t all Sitecore-specific, but should be helpful regardless: Astrogrep – Ever wanted to find where a value is in the mess of Sitecore configs?  Check out…


Sitecore Assembly Version Checker

Gonna go ahead and apologize if someone has written something like this already. I did some googling, pinged JammyKam (which means if he doesn’t know about it, it doesn’t exist), and alas, nothing. The Problem During a new site setup, I was clocking along, minding my own business, when I got a nasty error about…


SIF – Setting the Custom Errors Mode

By default, Sitecore 9 ships with the customErrors mode set to RemoteOnly. I’m not complaining.  But if you’re using SIF to configure a QA server, you may want to change that.   In a push to have infrastructure as code, the module below actually does this for you.  Here’s the modlue:

Nothing really fancy here. …


Using SIF to Install Sitecore Packages

One of the neat things about the SIM tool was the ability to upload a package to a fresh install of Sitecore.  This was great for installing things like a 301 redirect module, WFFM, or anything else that was boilerplate for your instance.  With SIF, that functionality isn’t present out of the box.  But… now…


SIF – Changing the Website Install Folder

By default. SIF installs Sitecore in “<SystemDrive>\inetpub\wwwroot\<SiteName>”.  That’s not ideal for me, as I don’t put any real data on my C drive. It all goes on my D drive.  How can we fix this?  We’ll need to make one change to two different files. In either sitecore-XP0.json or xconnect-xp0.json, look for the following line:…