Install Commerce Server

When you set up Commerce Server, you must install Commerce Server on your local machine, then create an IIS site to host the Commerce Server web services.

Install the Commerce Server software

To install and configure Commerce Server:

  1. Run the installer, located at the root of the Sitecore Commerce release package.
  2. Select Install, and accept the license agreement.

    Commerce Server installs, and then the Configuration wizard launches.

  3. Follow the instructions in the Configuration Wizard to configure Commerce Server.
  4. On the Administration Database page, verify the value in the SQL Server field (the default value is the machine name).
    • If you are using an SQL named instance, enter the name of your SQL instance. If you are using SQL Express, enter .\SQLExpress or localhost\SQLExpress.
    • Click Test to verify the connection to the database.
  5. On the Staging Service page, enter your domain password, then click Next. You are not creating an IIS Virtual Root at this time.
  6. On the Summary page, click Next.
  7. On the final page of the wizard, click Finish. Do not select the Launch Upgrade wizard check box.

Create an IIS site for Commerce Server web services

Once Commerce Server is installed, set up an IIS site to host the Commerce Server web services:

  1. Create a folder named C:\inetpub\CSServices\.
  2. In IIS, add a new website named CSServices, with the physical path pointing to the folder that you created in step 1.
  3. Make sure this IIS site listens on port 1004 (to be used at a later stage).
  4. Create a new application pool named "CSServices", and set its identity to the administrator account you are using for the installation (e.g., .\CSFndRuntimeUser).
  5. Depending on your IIS hostname binding, you may need to disable the loop back check. Refer to for more details.