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Installing Sitefinity on 64-bit Windows 7

I’ve been evaluating a bunch of ASP.NET based CMSes over the last two weeks. One of the more interesting commercial ones is Sitefinity from Telerik. I like it enough to actually recommended it to a customer who asked me to figure out what CMS to use.

Installation of Sitefinity 3.7 is anything but simple though. There’s a comprehensive installation guide but that’s missing a crucial bit of info for installation on 64-bit Windows 7. This caused the project manager site to show nothing but 404.17 errors.

The solution is to enable 32-bit applications on the AppPool advanced settings. See step 2 of the installation guide and the screenshot below.

Enable 32-bit applications in IIS
Enable 32-bit applications in IIS