Screencast: Installing Umbraco

Screencast: Installing Umbraco
Note: this post is over a year old, it's very likely completely outdated and should probably not be used as reference any more. You have been warned. :-)

Rather than making a long post with a lot of images, I decided to do something new for this post: a nice little 6 minute screencast!

It's just a quick run through of how I create a new Umbraco installs on my dev machines. It's easy!

I noticed after the recording that I didn't change the path for the database files. During the creation of the new database, you can easily change the path of where the database files are stored here (buttons marked yellow):




I tend to mumble a little, I'll work on that for future screencasts (also, I didn't shave, sorry). ;-)

Hopefully this will help some people setting up their Umbraco install manually.

Sebastiaan Janssen

Dutch guy living in (and loving) Copenhagen, working at Umbraco HQ. Lifehacker, skeptic, music lover, cyclist, developer.


4 comments on this article

Avatar for Chris Houston Chris Houston | February 1 2010 00:34
Nice video Sebastiaan,

I am sure there will be a lot of new people out there who will find this useful, I know I would have done when I first started out with Umbraco :)

What software did you use to make your screencast?



Avatar for Curt Curt | August 22 2011 09:49
After looking at this screencast I can see why people use Wordpress.

Also my volume is up 100% and I still can't make out a single work you're mumbling, or read anything on that little video.

Avatar for Ajay Ajay | July 19 2012 15:44
Hi Sebastian,
The video is excellent and comes across easy but for some strange reason I cannot get Umbraco working. I have copied the download v4.8 from codeplex, extracted and pointed a new website (in IIS 7.0 running Windows 7) to the extracted folder but I am getting 'Page cannot be displayed error'. I have not changed anything on the Web.config file and I have not set anything on my local SQL Server. From this vague details, it would be good if you can help me resolve this issue since I do not want to give up using Umbraco althought I have been almost 2 days trying to set this up.
Thanks for your help.

Avatar for Ajay Ajay | July 20 2012 10:37
Hi Sebastiaan,
I have resolved the previous problem. Your instructions on the other link did the trick.

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