welcome adxstudio portal

This blog will discuss the procedure on how to create an Adxstudio portal website using IIS Manager. The procedure I followed has already been provided by Adxstudio (link). But since this an additional knowledge on my part, I might as well share the steps on how I did it.

Before we proceed with the steps in creating Adxstudio portal website, you may need to download and install the latest release of Adxstudio Portals 7.0 on your local computer. In this demo, I used 7.0.0022 version.

Another thing to do is to install the Community Portal, or any other portal you would like to use, by following the steps discussed in this link.

Steps to create AdxStudio Portal website using Local IIS Manager

  1. Locate the AdxstudioPortals.sln found inside the 7.0.0022 you’ve just installed.

Usually, you can find it here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adxstudio\XrmPortals\7.0.0022\Samples\

AdxstudioPortals.sln

 

  1. In the Solution Explorer, click on the config to view.

solution explorer

  1. Edit the Connection String.

adxstudio portal connection string

Note: The connection string format I used is for a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online site. Other connection string formats can be found here.

  1. Add the Default portal you are going to use. For this demo, I’m going to use the Community Portal.

Note: Be sure that you have already installed the portal you are going to use in Dynamics CRM.

adxstudio webconfig file

 

  1. Save the web.config file.
  2. Open the IIS (Internet Information Services) Manager.
  3. Right click on Sites then select Add Website.

adxstudio portal add website

  1. Fill in the fields:

Site Name: [Any reference name]

Physical Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adxstudio\XrmPortals\7.0.0022\Samples\MasterPortal

Port: 8080 or any port number

Host Name: (Optional) You may leave it blank or you may use <name>.local.adxstudio.com to apply an ideal name for your site instead of using localhost.

adxstudio portal add website fields

 

  1. Browse your portal website and see if it works.

 

There are other ways to host Adxstudio portals. One of them is to use the free hosting offered by Adxstudio. Another one is to host via Azure subscription. But since I’m on “training mode”, I prefer the local IIS.

Hope you find this informative. Feel free to comment below.