•  Hodgson
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I'm having trouble getting the install wizard to start.

I have very little experience setting up something like YAF, so I'll describe the setup as carefully as I can.

I'm installing YAF on a workstation as a test, preparatory to installing it on a server to use on an intranet.

The test computer has .NET 3.5, IIS snap-in + other Windows IIS components installed and SQL Server 2008 express.

The YAF version is YAF-v1.9.3-FINAL-BIN-NET35.zip.

So I'm following the instructions in install.txt that came with the zip. At first, I unzipped everything to the desktop but afterward renamed the extracted directory "yetanotherforum.net" and moved it to C:\Inetpub\wwwroot on the test computer.

I also copied the yetanotherforum.net/bin directory to wwwroot as well. So there are 2 bin directories--I wasn't sure where it should go.

I copied/renamed recommended-web.config to web.config.

I created an empty database in SQL Server 2008, called "yafnet."

I did not modify the db.config file, since I didn't see what needed to be changed in the connection string. Right now, it has this:

<add name="yafnet" connectionString="data source=(local);initial catalog=yafnet;integrated security=SSPI" />

Finally, I opened up a web browser on the machine and went to http://localhost/yetanotherforum.net/install/default.aspx.

That resulted in this error:

Server Error in '/' Application.

The Role Manager feature has not been enabled.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Configuration.Provider.ProviderException: The Role Manager feature has not been enabled.

Any help or advice you can give will be appreciated. Please let me know if more information is needed. Thanks.

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