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How to get Umbraco 8 up and running using IIS Locally

*Before attempting to follow along with these steps be sure you have installed umbraco 8 manually and have IIS installed on your local machine*

Link how to Install Umbraco 8 Manually:

So now you have Umbraco 8 Installed on your website and have IIS installed on your local machine Lets get Started.

Step 1. Allow modify permissions to IIS Users. To do this open your file explorer and nivigate to your website folder.

Step 2. Right click on your Website folder and select permissions. 

Step 3. Now click "Security>Edit>Add>Advanced>Find Now and the Select IIS_IUSRS and then do the same again and Select IUSRS 

Step 4. now click on your new users and Check the Checkbox for Modify this will allow modify permissions to your IIS USERS 
*Be sure to do this to both the users you have just added*

Step 5. Now your permissions are allowed you will need to create a website in IIS. To do this open IIS and right click in the connections section to the left of your screen and then select new Website.

Step 6. Give your website a Name and Tell it its Physical Path. (Click the 3 Dots to the right of the Path Field and select your website folder, THIS WILL BE YOUR PATH).

Step 7. Give your Website a Host Name. (this will be the URL you enter in your browser to open your site) 

Step 8. Now you need to add your host name into your local hosts file in your PC. (to do this open notepad in administrator mode and click "FILE>OPEN" from your file explorer navigate accordingly THIS PC>YOUR C DRIVE :(C)>Windows>System 32>Drivers now make sure the drop down to the bottom right or your screen is set to all files Now open the HOSTS file.

Step 9. Add the the following text at the bottom of your document ( *YOUR HOST NAME* ) And Save the File.

Step 10. Reload your website using your Custom URL. If you followed along correctly your website should now load just asif you run the application in VS Studio.

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Nathan Reece

.Net MVC Developer | Umbraco Novice

Hey Guys,

I'm an New Developer with a passion for coding. I absolutely love working with Umbraco CMS and appreciate the Umbraco community even more.

I've got 3 years+ .Net experience and 5 years+ experience working in the Web Develepment industry, both coding and marketing job websites. I wanted to use my skills to help give something back to this awesome community and seems like the right place to do just that.

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