Playing with Sitecore 9.0 Update 1 Installation

Sitecore Experience Platform 9.0 Update 1 (aka Sitecore XP 9.0.1) has been out recently. It’s a good chance for me to play with the update package and the installation. Upgrading from a fresh Sitecore 9.0.0 is a piece of cake (have a quick look at notes).

About the installation, there are some updates:

Note: personally, I wanted to use my own install directory rather than the default one.

  • open A step by step guide for Sitecore 9 installation on your machine
  • follow Step 1 to Step 4
  • from Step 5 to Step 7: play with SOLR 6.6.2 instead of SOLR 6.6.1
  • follow Step 8 and Step 9
  • bypass Step 10, do this step instead: download and unzip Package for XP Single (Note: must log into downloading)
    • copy / paste Sitecore 9.0.1 rev. 171219 (OnPrem) to D:\sc9_install
    • copy / paste Sitecore 9.0.1 rev. 171219 (OnPrem) to D:\sc9_install
    • unzip XP0 Configuration files 9.0.1 rev. and copy / paste all files to D:\sc9_install
    • sc9_13
    • download zip file and unzip it then copy / paste 02 files below to D:\sc9_install with overwrite option:
      • sitecore-XP0.json
      • xconnect-xp0.json
  • follow Step 11
  • bypass Step 12, do this step instead: download sc9_install_customDir.ps1 and copy / paste it to D:\sc9_install then open it to correct 05 parameters below:
    1. $prefix
    2. $InstallDirectory (Note: this one is to specify your own install directory)
    3. $SqlServer
    4. $SqlAdminUser
    5. $SqlAdminPassword
  • bypass Step 13, do this step instead:
    • open Windows PowerShell (run as administrator)
    • sf20_1
    • hopefully there is nothing can stop the installation process
      • otherwise take a look at Note: some known issues in the previous post
    • open a browser, navigate to http://{$prefix}.local/ and http://{$prefix}.local/sitecore/ (log into it by using super famous account admin / b)
    • sc901_1
  • bypass Step 14, do this step instead:

How to uninstall it?

  • download sc9_uninstall.ps1 and put it into D:\sc9_install then open it to correct 07 parameters below:
    1. $Prefix
    2. $InstallDirectory
    3. $SolrService
    4. $PathToSolr
    5. $SqlServer
    6. $SqlAccount
    7. $SqlPassword
  • open Windows PowerShell (run as administrator)
  • change directory to D:\sc9_install
  • execute .\sc9_install
  • sf20_5.png
  • hopefully, it runs well and cleans everything up


Got issues?

Please send your issues (with screenshots if possible) to so that I have a chance to understand your problem and be able to suggest the solution.

Happy Sitecore 9 Playing!

7 thoughts on “Playing with Sitecore 9.0 Update 1 Installation

  1. Got this error on step 13.

    Install-SitecoreConfiguration : Cannot validate argument on parameter ‘Signer’. The “$_.HasPrivateKey -eq $true”
    validation script for the argument with value “[Subject]
    CN=DO_NOT_TRUST_SitecoreRootCert, O=DO_NOT_TRUST, OU=Created by
    CN=DO_NOT_TRUST_SitecoreRootCert, O=DO_NOT_TRUST, OU=Created by
    [Serial Number]
    [Not Before]
    11/27/2018 10:02:17 PM
    [Not After]
    11/25/2028 10:02:17 PM
    ” did not return a result of True. Determine why the validation script failed, and then try the command again.
    At C:\sc9_install\sc9_install_customDir.ps1:30 char:1
    + Install-SitecoreConfiguration @certParams -Verbose
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,Install-SitecoreConfiguration


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