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Step by step install Sitecore XC 10.2 using SIF on Windows 11

Follow these steps to install Sitecore Commerce 10.0 On Premise. To successfully install refer to Installation Guide provided by Sitecore.

Before installing Sitecore Commerce install Sitecore XP 10.2. See this blog to install Sitecore XP 10.2 using SIF. Say the XP site name is- xp0.sc

Download Installation Guide

Hosting Environment Requirements/ Download and Install following software-

  1. OS – Windows Server 2019/2016 or Windows 10 Pro(64-bit) or Windows 11 Pro(64-bit)
  2. Redis (Windows): 3.0.504 (or later)
  3. Database – Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express Edition (This should be already installed as a part of XP 10)
  4. Install Microsoft Web Deploy 3.6 if not already installed
  5. Install URL Rewrite using Web Platform Installer
  6. SOLR 8.4.0 (This should have already installed as a part of XP 10 install)
  7. Install PowerShell 5.1 or later is not already installed
  8. Web Platform Transformer (Download nuget package)

IMPORTANT – As per the release notes

The deployment of SXA has been removed from the Commerce installation, and instead installed as a Platform pre-requisite before installing Commerce packages.

Install Powershell Extension for Sitecore – Download Sitecore PowerShell Extension for Sitecore

Install Sitecore Experiemce Accelerator 10.2.0 – Download Sitecore Experience Accelerator 10.2.0

Also Commerce Ops service is removed from deployment configuration this will reduce deployment time and hosting cost.

Before starting the installation ensure XP 10.2 instance is working and indexed. If not indexed rebuild all search indexes-

Download Sitecore Experience Commerce 10.2

Step-by-step installation process-

  1. Create a installation folder for XC – xcinstall for e.g.- c:\scinstallation\xc

2. Copy and extract Sitecore.Commerce.WDP.2021.11-8.0.218.zip file to c:\scinstallation\xc folder

3. Copy Sitecore Experience Accelerator 10.2.0 rev. 04247.zip file c:\scinstallation\xc folder

4. Copy Sitecore.PowerShell.Extensions-6.3 – IAR.zip file to c:\scinstallation\xc folder

5. Extract Web Platform Transfomer nuget package and copy Microsoft.Web.XmlTransform.dll to c:\scinstallation\xc folder

6. Extract SIF.Sitecore.Commerce.7.0.37 to c:\scinstallation\xc folder. Rename this to SIF

7. Folder structure should look like this-

8. Open Deploy-Sitecore-Commerce.ps1 file in SIF folder to update the following-

  • $XCInstallRoot
  • $XCSIFInstallRoot = “$XCInstallRoot\SIF”,
  • $SiteNamePrefix
  • $SiteName
  • $SiteHostHeaderName [optional]
  • $MergeToolFullPath= “$XCInstallRoot\Microsoft.Web.XmlTransform.dll”
  • $CommerceServicesDbServer = “sc102comm\MSSQL2017”

9. Create Commerce Engine Connect Client Secret for the Sitecore Identity Server

  • Copy below script to file to scinstall/SIF.Sitecore.Commerce.5.0.49 folder example XC10SecretClientCertificate.ps1
  • Execute the script and copy secret key to $CommerceEngineConnectClientSecret

10. [Optional] Update Sitecore domain or keep it default

  • $SitecoreDomain
  • $SitecoreUsername
  • $SitecoreUserPassword

11. Update other DB related settings

  • $SqlUser
  • $SqlPass
  • $SitecoreDbServer
  • $CommerceServicesDbServer

12. Update SOLR details-

  • $SolrUrl
  • $SolrRoot
  • $SolrService

Execute Deploy-Sitecore-Commerce.ps1 script to install commerce

IMPORTANT – After deployment is complete Disable TLS 1.3 over TCP for all the sites and all bindings

Step by step guide to install Sitecore XP 10.2 using SIF on Windows 11

To install XP Single Developer(XP0) 10.2 on development machine, follow the steps in this blog post

Use the Sitecore Installation Guide for hardware, OS, database and other software requirements

Installation guide for XP Single (XP0) 

OS Requirements-

Windows 11 (64 bit)

Ensure IIS 10x installed

Ensure Powershell version 5.1 or later is installed. Check here the latest version

Install .Net Framework 4.8.0 – Download Developer Pack

Install .NET Core 3.1 Windows Hosting Bundle or later.

Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015

Install Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express Edition

You may also install the above prequisites using CLI. Goto section Install prerequisites before installing XP 10.2 after installing SQL Server and SIF

Install SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

This will ask you to restart your VM/Machine

  • Enable Contained Database Authentication

After installing SQL Server launch SQL Server Management Studio and run following-

EXEC sp_configure 'contained', 1;
 RECONFIGURE;

  • Install SIF Module
  1. Open PowerShell as an administrator.
  2. Set unrestricted execution to current user
Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser Unrestricted

3. Register repository

Register-PSRepository -Name SitecoreGallery https://sitecore.myget.org/F/sc-powershell/api/v2

4. Install SIF

Install-Module SitecoreInstallFramework

5. After SIF installation check if the SIF 2.3.0 is installed

Get-Module SitecoreInstallFramework –ListAvailable 

To install specific version of SIF or run multiple version of SIF see this blog

Download XP Single Developer (XP0)

  • Prepare the installation folder

1. Extract downloaded XP Single Developer package to a folder e.g.:- C:\SCInstallation\XP102
2. Extract XP0 Configuration files 10.2.0 rev. 006766zip in same folder

  • Install prerequisites before installing XP 10.2

Switch to the installable e.g.:- C:\SCInstallation\XP102 folder and execute following script

Install-SitecoreConfiguration -Path .\Prerequisites.json
  • Install SOLR 8.4.0

1. Create a SOLR folder e.g.:- C:\ and switch to e.g.- C:\SCInstallation\XP102  folder. Open Solr-SingleDeveloper.json file.

2. Change the Install Root for SOLR – DefaultValue

 "SolrInstallRoot": {
            "Type": "String",
            "Description": "The file path to install Solr. This config will add the prefix and solr version e.g C:\Solr becomes C:\Solr\[SolrServicePrefix]Solr-8.4.0",
            "DefaultValue": "C:\\SOLR"
        },

3. Execute –

Install-SitecoreConfiguration -Path .\Solr-SingleDeveloper.json

Prepare and Execute script for installation

Open XP0-SingleDeveloper.ps1 file to update following-

  • $Prefix
  • $SitecoreAdminPassword
  • $SCInstallRoot – change path to the folder installers are available
  • $SolrUrl
  • $SolrRoot
  • $SolrService
  • $SqlServer
  • $SqlAdminUser
  • $SqlAdminPassword

Copy license to the e.g. – C:\SCInstallation\XP102  folder

Execute installation script – .\XP0-SingleDevelor.ps1

Error while installation

xconnect Marketing Automation fails to start-

Solution

Disable TLS 1.3 over TCP for xconnect. Rerun the installation script or disable this as soon as the xconnect bindings are setup by script during installation.

No registration for extension ‘AppPool’ of type ‘Task’

Solution

Check if the Asp.Net options in Windows features – Internet Information Services.

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