ScrewTurn Wiki

by Simon Tan


ScrewTurn Wiki is a free, open source wiki application that is based on Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 and allows you to create, manage and share wikis.


For information about technical requirements for your IIS environment, refer to Install Server Components.


Step 1. Install the application in an IIS test environment.

To install the application, you can use Web Platform Installer or WebMatrix. These procedures are described in this step.

Web Platform Installer

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 (Web PI) is a free tool that allows you to easily install and run the most popular free web applications for blogging, content management and more with the built-in Windows Web Application Gallery. For more information about Web PI, refer to the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 Web site.

To use Web PI to install this application, complete these steps:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, click Programs, and then click Web Platform Installer.

    The Web Platform Installation window appears.

  2. Click the Web Applications tab, select the ScrewTurn Wiki 3.0 check box, and click Install.

  3. Select the ScrewTurn Wiki 3.0 check box, and click I Accept.

  4. Select Mixed Mode Authentication, enter a password, and click Continue.

    Once the preinstallation steps complete, the site information window appears.

  5. In the Web Site list, click New Web Site.

  6. Enter an application name in the application name field.

  7. Enter a web site name in the Web Site Name field.

  8. Enter a physical path in the Physical path field.

  9. In the IP address list, click All Unassigned, and enter 80 in the Port field.

  10. Enter a host name in the Host Name field, and click Continue.

    The application information window appears.

  11. In the Choose your database list, click SQL Server.

  12. In the Create a new or use an existing database list, click Create new database.

  13. Enter a database administrator user name in the Database Admin Username field.

  14. Enter a password in the Database Admin Password field.

  15. Click Continue.

    Once the installation process completes, the final installation window appears.

  16. Click Finish.

    The ScrewTurn Wiki web page appears. From this web page, you can edit the ScrewTurn Wiki home page and create new pages.


WebMatrix is a free, easy way to customize and build Web sites from popular open-source applications, such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. In addition, you can build sites from the ground up using ASP.NET, PHP, HTML and a number of other leading technologies. For more information about WebMatrix, refer to the WebMatrix Web site.

To use WebMatrix to install this application, complete these steps:

  1. Launch WebMatrix.

    The WebMatrix home page appears.

  2. Click Site From Web Gallery.

    The Site From Web Gallery page appears.

  3. Click ScrewTurn Wiki, and then click Next.

  4. Click SQL Server, and choose the location in which you want to install the database from the drop-down list.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Click Mixed Mode Authentication, and enter a password for your administrator.

  7. Click Next.

    The Accept EULA page appears.

  8. Click I Accept to agree to the end-user license agreement.

    WebMatrix installs the ScrewTurn Wiki software on your local computer. During installation, this page appears.

  9. Enter information based on your environment, and click Next.

    Once installation is complete, this page appears.

  10. Click OK.

    The ScrewTurn Wiki application starts as indicated in bottom-left corner of the page.

  11. Click Settings in the left navigation area.

  12. Select .Net 4 (Integrated) from the Select .NET Framework Version drop-down list.

  13. Select Publish > Configure.

    The Publishing Settings dialog box appears.

  14. Add your hosting provide and domain-specific information, and click Validate Connection.

  15. If the connection was successful, click Apply, and then click Publish.

    The Publish Preview dialog box appears.

  16. Click Continue.

    The status of the publishing process is indicated in the bottom-left corner of the page.

  17. Once publishing is complete, go to your domain, and verify DotNetNuke is running.

Step 2. Build the application package from the IIS site.

To build the application package from the IIS site, complete the steps described in Export a Package through IIS Manager.

Step 3. Install the application on the target server.

To install the application on the target server, complete the steps described in Import a Package through IIS Manager.