Installation does not work

Topics: Setup
Jan 21, 2009 at 10:46 AM
As per previous threads, installation does not appear to work or be well-documented.

1. As pre previous... The Installation documentation makes no mention of "Sitka Credentials"... I have no idea what to do when popup box appears.

2. Also, none of the databases created due to ODBC "Data Source not found errors..."

It is nice having such things as LitwareHR sample application, but they are not very good if they do not install and run. I have no problem using a "runme.bat" to install such a system, but the problem is if anything goes wrong, where do I turn when there is no installation documentation ?

Any ideas out there ?

Thanks,
Mark
Coordinator
Jan 21, 2009 at 3:54 PM
Hi,

See here: http://www.codeplex.com/LitwareHR/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=42804

I'm working on that...

thanks and sorry for the inconvenience
-ep
Coordinator
Jan 21, 2009 at 5:56 PM

Here's a summary of the steps I followed to install and run LitwareHR. I'm assuming a Win2008 server machine with all dependencies installed (run the “DependencyChecker” utility through the shortcut on the desktop after installing LitwareHR).

 

1.      Open  LitwraeHR solution (under c:\LitwareHR\solution\LitwareHR)

2.      Open the solution folder LiwtareHR.Portfolio

3.      Expand project LitwareHR.Portfolio.Deployment and configure it as “startup project”

4.      Open app.config

5.      Change endpoint address from http://data.sitka.microsoft.com/soap/v1 to https://data.database.windows.net/soap/v1  

6.      Change security mode in the basicHttpBinding to “Transport” (<security mode="Transport">)

7.      Run the utility again to verify. Entering your SDS credentials (that you need to provision yourself). Configure an Authority for your tests (any SDS valid name)

 

If everything runs fine, you can then open a browser to:

 

https://<your authority>.data.database.windows.net/v1/LitwareHR?q=

 

You will prompted for your SDS credentials and you should see the contents of LiwtareHR configuration information.
 
(Note from SDS documentation: SDS supports application/x-ssds+xml content type for storing all Flexible Entities (all entities except blob entities). When you specify queries in the browser, the browser needs to be aware of this content type. For additional information, see
Guidelines and Limitations. See this: http://dunnry.com/blog/RenderingPOXForSSDSInInternetExplorer.aspx or simply install SDS SDK that will do this for you)

 

You can now run the “Start Here” again. This will configure everything in the machine (certificates, IIS settings, etc)

 

Make sure these 3 web.configs have the appropriate SDS credentials, the new SDS address and the security mode (as configured above for the Deployment utility)

 

C:\litwarehr\bin\LitwareHR.Portfolio.UnSecureHost\web.config

C:\litwarehr\bin\LitwareHR.Portfolio.SecureHost\web.config

C:\litwarehr\bin\LitwareHR.Authorization.SvcHost\web.config

As I mentioned before, I tested these steps in a brand new Win2008 server and it is working fine.

Hope this helps!
Eugenio

Jan 22, 2009 at 6:34 AM
Edited Jan 22, 2009 at 6:43 AM

Thanks Eugenio,

I did OK until I tried to follow the thread of this mysterious “SDS”. Near as I can figure from MSDN documentation it is “SQL Data Services” (Google says other things). Then when I try and get credentials, the first thing I am supposed to supply is credit card information! I am not even told what the charges will be. Is this what is required to try out LitwareHR ? Sorry to be such a pain, just try ing to follow the thread!.

http://www.microsoft.com/azure/data.mspx

I choose the option: "Try the SDS Public CDT"... ok, went back and found another button... is "SDS" the same as "Azure Services Platform ? That is where I should apply for credentials ? Thanks for your help.

Jan 22, 2009 at 4:58 PM
I went ahead and applied for a free account, since I am not inclined to give Microsoft my credit card (they get plenty of money from me already). There appears to be a backlog in such things, so I guess I will put this on hold until I get some "SDS Credentials". Sorry I do not have a better understanding on how all this works....
Coordinator
Jan 22, 2009 at 5:20 PM
Yes, you need to apply for an account with SDS (SQL Data Services, part of "Azure Platform"). It usually takes <week to get access to it.

And no, they don't require any credit card.
Jan 30, 2009 at 9:38 AM
OK, I have some credentials, but I am unable to "map" the naming conventions between the Azure Platform and the Litware application platform.

Azure had me create a "solution", for which they then provided me a password.

However, the Litware "Sitka Configuration" asks for a User Name, Password, and AuthorityID.

I am not able to map the nomenclature between the two platforms, except for password (which of course is not relevant without a user name).

If someone explain to me how to resolve the various naming conventions, I will appreciate it. I will poke around other threads in the meantime. Thanks.


Coordinator
Feb 5, 2009 at 10:38 PM
"Sitka" was an old codename for SDS.

UserName maps to solutioName
Password is whatever password you defined in the solution
Authority is the name of the authority you created using the configuration tool (which is launched when you click on "start here" icon on the desktop).

You can optionally run the config tool manually as described in my previous post (LitwareHR.Portfolio.Deployment).

Hope it helps. Let me know how it goes.
Eugenio
Dec 24, 2009 at 4:14 AM
eugeniop wrote:

Here's a summary of the steps I followed to install and run LitwareHR. I'm assuming a Win2008 server machine with all dependencies installed (run the “DependencyChecker” utility through the shortcut on the desktop after installing LitwareHR).

 

1.      Open  LitwraeHR solution (under c:\LitwareHR\solution\LitwareHR)

2.      Open the solution folder LiwtareHR.Portfolio

3.      Expand project LitwareHR.Portfolio.Deployment and configure it as “startup project”

4.      Open app.config

5.      Change endpoint address from http://data.sitka.microsoft.com/soap/v1 to https://data.database.windows.net/soap/v1  

6.      Change security mode in the basicHttpBinding to “Transport” (<security mode="Transport">)

7.      Run the utility again to verify. Entering your SDS credentials (that you need to provision yourself). Configure an Authority for your tests (any SDS valid name)

 

If everything runs fine, you can then open a browser to:

 

https://<your authority>.data.database.windows.net/v1/LitwareHR?q=

 

You will prompted for your SDS credentials and you should see the contents of LiwtareHR configuration information.
 
(Note from SDS documentation: SDS supports application/x-ssds+xml content type for storing all Flexible Entities (all entities except blob entities). When you specify queries in the browser, the browser needs to be aware of this content type. For additional information, see
Guidelines and Limitations. See this: http://dunnry.com/blog/RenderingPOXForSSDSInInternetExplorer.aspx or simply install SDS SDK that will do this for you)

 

You can now run the “Start Here” again. This will configure everything in the machine (certificates, IIS settings, etc)

 

Make sure these 3 web.configs have the appropriate SDS credentials, the new SDS address and the security mode (as configured above for the Deployment utility)

 

C:\litwarehr\bin\LitwareHR.Portfolio.UnSecureHost\web.config

C:\litwarehr\bin\LitwareHR.Portfolio.SecureHost\web.config

C:\litwarehr\bin\LitwareHR.Authorization.SvcHost\web.config

As I mentioned before, I tested these steps in a brand new Win2008 server and it is working fine.

Hope this helps!
Eugenio


 Hi ep,

     I have tried the LitwareHR sample several times and still strugglling on installation until now.  I did what you've recommended and still got the" no endpoint lisenning  error".

     would you please just explain how the "Sitka" , what's now  SDS, maps to the credentials.

    I just can not find the solutionName and the Authority.  any how, I got Server Name , my Administrator Username and my password. I'm really sorry about the poor understanding about this . when I get started I will write a guide for this to allow the follewings work better.