This post won’t explain how to install Sitecore rocks and connect to local machine. Please see John’s blog post in depth first for more details: https://community.sitecore.net/technical_blogs/b/sitecorejohn_blog/posts/sitecore-rocks-connections
The intent of this post is to give guidance on how to connect to the UAT or any environments using Sitecore Rocks. Although it may be a very old information, I sometimes forgot the steps to do it hence I created this post.
Prerequisite: Ensure that you ping the CM server.
- Open the Sitecore Rocks in Visual Studio Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise.
- Create a connection, hostname: <CM URL> and the SC Admin Username and Password.
- Click Test, if the “Do you want to update server components” prompted you, click Yes.
- Click Update button, click OK.
- Put your files in the Desktop, and you’ll get 2 folders with Sitecore rocks files inside.
- Drop the files in your UAT/PROD CM servers
- Hard Rock Web Service – Service2.asmx – Has more features that Good Old Web Service like XPath Analyzer.
- Good Old Web Service – Service.asmx
- Once the files were dropped, from your favorite browser, acess this URL http://<CM_URL>/sitecore/shell/WebService/Service2.asmx
- You should see a page like this.
- If instead you see a ‘Document not found’, in IIS ensure that the /sitecore/shell/WebService folder Anonymous Authentication status is Enabled.
- Go back to your Visual Studio and try to establish a connection to your UAT/PROD CM servers again.
- At this point, you should be able to connect to the core, master and web database of your UAT/PROD CM servers.
Try it and let me know if it works for you.