How to install AspNetDating

Submitted 8/25/2009 by Support 2 out of 3 users found this topic helpful
  1. Unzip ASPnetDating[*****].zip within your IIS folder (e.g. c:\inetpub\wwwroot\AspNetDating)
  2. Configure the folder as application from IIS
  3. Create a new database with SQL Server Management Studio. Create new database user and set him as database owner. Run all SQL scripts located in your SQL folder under the root of your project in the following sequence:

    - AspNetDating[*****]SQLServer2005.sql for SQL Server 2005 and 2008
    - AspNetDating[*****]SQLServer2000.sql for SQL Server 2000
    - DefaultSettings.sql
    - SampleTopicsAndQuestions.sql
    - (optional) AdditionalLanguages.sql
  4. Adjust your database connection string in the web.config file - Data Source, database, username and password (if any)

       <add name="aspnetdating" connectionString="Data Source=(local);database=AspNetDating;Integrated Security=True" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"/>

  5. Make sure that your mail settings are set properly as well.

       <smtp from="">
          <network host="localhost" port="25" userName="" password="" defaultCredentials="true" />
  6. Home URL should be changed when going live (e.g.

    <add key="HomeURL" value="http://localhost/AspNetDating"/>
  7. To access the site administrative area go to the following URL: "http://localhost/AspNetDating/admin/Login.aspx” (replacing localhost/AspNetDating with your actual url). Use ”admin” as login and "admin" as password. Click on “Settings” in the Site Management section and change your password.