After you install the tools, restart your machine.
SameSite cookies and custom domains:
The commonly-used browsers such as Chrome and Safari are changing how the browsers interpret the SameSite cookie. After the change takes effect, Horizon will only work if the Sitecore Horizon host instance, the Sitecore identity instance, and the Sitecore CM instance belong to the same site.
Download Horizon 9.3 from here. I downloaded the on-premises deployment.
Extract the zip file and open Parameters.ps1
Fill out the below parameters –
Run install.ps1 in Powershell Administrator mode
Once the installation is done (only takes 2 to 3 minutes), you will see a new Icon in Sitecore
Clicking the Icon opens Horizon (yes, it’s separate IIS site) and you can explore the new features!
I faced this error after the installation was successful. When I opened Horizon, here is the error message I got.
Failed to render a page: Failed to render the root extension, with error: Failed to render a fragment. Status code: InternalServerError, message:
I checked the logs (C:\inetpub\wwwroot\[Hoirzon Website\logs) and it showed below message
 Ensure that Node.js is installed and can be found in one of the PATH directories.Make sure the Node executable is in one of those directories, or update your PATH.
I verified that the Node.js path (C:\Users\manbalagan\AppData\Roaming\nvm\v10.16.0\) was accessible and PATH was correct.
Also, I uninstalled Node v10.16.0 and reinstalled. Restarted my machine. Nothing helped.
Finally, I resolved the issue by adding ‘Everyone‘ permission and allowed full control to NVM folder (C:\Users\manbalagan\AppData\Roaming\nvm) fixed the issue! IIS couldn’t access the folder without ‘Everyone’ permission.
If you want to uninstall the failed versions (to clean up IIS sites it created), here is how you can do it –
Uninstalling is straight forward – just need to run the uninstall.ps1 script
After uninstalling, it didn’t remove the Horizon Icon in Desktop mode. Clicking on the icon goes to 404 page. It would be clean if the icon is also removed.
Hope this helps someone. Any issues, let me know in comments section.
I’m participating in Sitecore Hackathon 2020 for the second time. One of the requirement is to have sitecore 9.3 installed on your machine except for commerce . I want to share my experience how i quickly installed Sitecore 9.3 using SIA(Sitecore Install Assistant) in 20 minutes!
Note: No need install any prerequisites(includes Solr) manually, SIA will take care of it.
Download installation package (Graphical setup package XP Single) from here.
Extract the file zip file downloaded and click on Setup.exe
Install the prerequisites if needed.
Install Solr 811 by filling Port, Windows service path prefix and Install path and Install.
Note:Make sure the port number is different from earlier versions of Solr installed.
Fill out site prefix, admin password(going with b, so easy to remember) and license file path.
Fill out SQL server instance name, admin username and password.
Fill out the Solr URL, System root and Windows service name
Note:Go to Solr URL to make sure it’s running successfully.
Select optional module SXAif you need. I’m going for it, time to explore SXA! Would be nice if Horizon is listed here.
Review the summary to make sure the settings are correct.
SIA validates to make sure the files look good.
Install. This takes around 10 minutes (you can get a coffee!). If it errors out, check out the log.
Yayy!! It’s installed. Is it easy to install with SIA? It’s indeed a great tool!
Check out the release notes for what’s new in Sitecore 9.3 here
I’m participating in Sitecore Hackathon for the first time this year. One of the requirement is to have sitecore 9.1(Initial version) installed on your machine. So I want to share my experience how i quickly installed Sitecore 9.1 using SIF on developer machine in 5 easy steps. This post includes the prerequisites, preparation and installation.
OS: Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 or 2016 SP2 – Supports the XM database and is the required for the xDB
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Sp2 – Only supports XM databases and does not support the xDB
MongoDB Server 3.6.6 – This is required if you are going to use MongoDB for the Collection database or as a Session State Provider
Sitecore XP 9.1.0 requires .NET Framework 4.7.1
Sitecore Identity server requires .NET Core Runtime 2.1.3
You must apply any available updates to the .NET Framework on every Sitecore installation
Solr 7.2.1 – Default search provider
Azure Search – supported and recommended for Azure Cloud PaaS deployments only
Lucene – Only supports content search and does not support xConnect.
Powershell 5.1 – for Installing SIF
Download installation package(XP Single) from here
Extract the zip file you just downloaded
Again extract this file – XP0 Configuration files 9.1.0 rev. 001564.zip
Copy your license.xml file (If you have enrolled for Hackathon, you should have received the file in email)