Installing BugTracker.NET on Windows 7 with IIS 6

About BugTracker.NET

BugTracker.NET is a free, open-source, web-based bug tracking and general purpose issue tracking application. It is in daily use by thousands of development, customer support, and help desk teams around the world.


  • ASP.NET 2.0 or above
  • IIS 6 or 7
  • SQL Server 2005 express or above


  1. Download the the .zip file from here and unzip it to say “C:\btnet_3_6_2”.
  2. Open IIS, add a new website, give the site a name (say “btnet”) and point the website to the folder “C:\btnet_3_6_2\www” we just extracted our zip file to. Btdn-add-websiteMake sure your application pool for this website is set to .NET Framework V4.0
  3. Start your SQL Server Management Studio
    • Create database “btnet”
    • Run “C:\btnet_3_6_2\www\setup.sql” on this database
  4. Modify your web.config
    • Open “C:\btnet_3_6_2\www\web.config” in a text editor
    • Goto line 148 and change the connection string server, database username and password : <add key="ConnectionString" value="server=(local);database=btnet;user id=btnet;password=btn3t;Trusted_Connection=no;"/>.
  5. Now browse to the website you created and you should get the window like the one shown below Btdn-setup1
  6. Login using username as “admin” and password also as “admin”. Once logged in, go to the Admin Tab > Users > Add New User. Btdn-add-user1
    • Type in your username, password, email address and other optional settings.
  7. That’s it and your btnet is ready to be used ! In case of doubts/queries feel free to use the comment section.

Cheers !