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8/3/2013 5:58 AM
I have hundreds of portals that need to be pinged. I have looked for a table, a modulesetting, webconfig, desktopmodules file, etc.

Where are the URLs saved, and can I add a few hundred in some other way besides individually through Admin or Host login?
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8/5/2013 8:51 AM
If your portals are hosted in only 1 DotNetNuke installation, I think you only need to ping 1 of those website in order to keep all of them alive.
You could find URL of websites in the PortalAlias table which could contains several valid URL for each of your websites.

For the "web ping", you could use Aricie DNNExpresso or maybe Aricie PortalKeeper that provides advanced services. Both are free. You can find the latest version of Portal Keeper on Codeplex at


Stéphane TETARD
ARICIE - Board member of DotNetNuke France
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8/8/2013 11:35 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, we have Espresso 1.0.4 installed. We've used Espresso since DNN version 4. We are now in 7 and have 750+ portals.

No, espresso running on portal 0 does NOT ping all the other portals. I must login to each and every one and check the Activation option to "Ping Current Instance (Auto-Ping)" and un-check the default "Ping External Urls"

I could also add every site into Espresso on portal 0 as an 'external' site, but in both options you can imagine there is 40+ hours of work ahead.

I've tried to find where the configuration options are stored so i could do this more efficiently, but I can't find it in the DB, resx, a config file, etc. 

This is my question - where are the config values stored?
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8/9/2013 12:02 AM
Look hard enough and the probability of finding it goes way up.

The value is stored in the PortalSettings table with a SettingName of Aricie€Aricie.DNN.Modules.PaceMaker.-########

So a simple SQL update query did the trick - fabulous.

Hopes this helps someone some day!
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