Accelerator v5 ?

Sep 23, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Hey !

Does the accelerator v6 work with DNN5 ? If not, where can I found the old accelerator ?

Thanks :)

Sep 23, 2011 at 2:17 PM


If the question is that the packages from the v6 deployed on Azure work with a previously deployed v5 version, the response is "yes" (the package is really a set of Azure roles for supporting applications that needs VHD support, so in theory would be used for any web application, not only DotNetNuke).

If the question is that the v6 wizard deploys a v5 version, the initial response is "no". In order to do that:

  • for the web site contents, you should add a ".zip" file on the "\packages" subdirectory of the wizard (i.e. of a previously deployed instance on development environment) or upload it directly to Azure storage and lets the worker role create the VHD dynamically uncompressing that .zip file
  • For the SQL Azure database, you should create a SQL Azure database migrated from your development environment or modify the .sql scripts under the "\sql" subfolder of the wizard.

If you want to use a new installation of DNN 5.6.2, the previous downloads are in the same Downloads page (see the right panel). This link was the previous accelerator that includes a pre-installed DNN 5.6.2 in a VHD.

I don't know if your intention is to migrate an on-premises DNN installation, upgrade an existing DNN Azure installation or create a new DNN 5.x installation on Azure. All of this can be done with some work. If you can clarify a little more perhaps I can help you giving the right directions.


David Rodriguez


Sep 23, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Hi David!

Thanks for your reply.

I'm writing a documentation about how to deploy a new website (on DNN v5) on Azure. :) So that answers my question, hehe!

And thank you for the link. ;)

Sep 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM


Hum, but I didn't find the old "DNNAzureSMB Source Code" package for DNNv5. The only package is for v6.


Sep 28, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Hi again, 

When you click on the link, check the "Other available downloads" that appear on the left side. There is one titled DNNAzureSMB Source Code (uploaded Jun 12) with the source code. You can also go to the "Source Code" tab of this project, and see the source code history. Clicking on the changeset 10375 you can download the version (this is the direct link 


David Rodriguez

Sep 29, 2011 at 9:02 AM

Thanks again!