Category: Sitecore

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

Update: Beta 3 is now out!   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…


Welcome to SIF-less 2. Beta Edition!

Edit: Update 3 is now out. 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…


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:…


SIF-less Version 0.5.0 – More Requirements Checks!

One of the biggest feedbacks from SIF-less’s release was that while the validation checks in the Test Window were nice, there were some instances where the validation would pass, but the install would still fail.  This release closes some of those gaps and adds in a few more tests to ensure you have a higher…


Introducing SIF-less for Easy Sitecore 9 Installation

SIF-less 2 Beta is now available!   After working through some of the initial shock of the new install process, I took to some tinkering.  What I came up with was something I dubbed SIF-less. It’s a little less SIF than a standard SC9 install takes.  That’s not to say there’s anything wrong with SIF….