install YetAnotherForum.NET on free asp.net 2.0 hosting-aspspider.net

YetAnotherForum.NET (YAF) is a Open Source discussion forum or bulletin board system for web sites running ASP.NET. The latest version is ASP.NET v2.0 with a Microsoft SQL Server backend. The full C# source code is available licensed as GPL.

Yesterday, some friends talked about set up a asp.net forum, and one of them recommended YAF, I googled it today, and tried to installed on my free asp.net 2.0 hosting, aspspider.net(it does not offer hosting to new user). It is very easy to install,

  • download from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=90539
  • log on http://www.aspspider.net/cp/
  • upload YAF-v1.9.0-FINAL-BIN.zip and uncompress,
  • create a blank database at local, for example name yaf, so you get yaf.mdf and yaf_log.ldf, just upload yaf.mdf to database folder and forget yaf_log.ldf.
  • attach yaf.mdf as tonyfox_yaf(because my usename is tonyfox, so the prefix is tonyfox_)
  • find default.config and rename to web.config
  • edit the connect string in web.config, just like this,
    .\SQLExpress;Persist Security Info=True;Integrated Security=SSPI;Initial Catalog=tonyfox_yaf
  • install YAF now,http://aspspider.net/tonyfox/install/

Feel free to visit my demo,
http://aspspider.net/tonyfox/

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