I followed the Steps as outlined here:http://docs.sdl.com/LiveContent/content/en-US/SDL%20Tridion%20Reference%20Implementation-v1/GUID-7D334E4E-72F7-4AAA-B541-7A845E15C88C and few other document as well to setup the Mutilingual websites. We used / as our Publication URL ( don't know why ) and then appropriate settings in cd_link_conf.xml were made for each of our 37 websites.

As of now there are 37 such websites each configured in its own locale specific folder within a same website name: http://exampledomain.com , [ I have replaced the actual name with "exampledomain"].

The problem we are facing is that the Dynamic link resolution doesn't works correctly. Sometimes it is able to resolve the links and sometimes not. For example: for our Italy locale, Below are the 2 links that is resolved for our article page:

1.) exampledomain.com/it/news/article.aspx
2.) exampledomain.com/news/article.aspx [ Locale "it" is MISSING ]

I don't understand why sometimes the locale value "it" is missing from URLs while at other ocassions the locale is there and Linking works perfectly.

Moreover this is happening for many other locales as well.We have rechecked the Tridion config files but couldn't found any clue.

Please let us know what I should try next ? What is the role of cd_dynamic_conf.xml here as mentioned in the URL above ?

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Dynamic Link Resolution makes use of cd_link_conf.xml for resolving URLs to Pages if configured for any Publications. The cd_dynamic_conf.xml is used for the SiteEdit/Experience Manager thing and probably is NOT related to your issue here.

I suspect the configuration files are missing entries for the Publications for which Link resolution is having the intermittent issue.

All of these 37 locales must have a cd_link_conf.xml in their respctive /bin/config folder. Each of the config file now must have an entry for all 37 Publications.

Usually websites configured the way you mentioned all belong to same Application Pool.

So, if at least one Multilingual Website is missing entries in the config file, and when this file gets loaded into the Application Pool, the Tridion's Dynamic Link Resolver will read entries incorrectly and will be able to resolve Links only for the available entries. Therefore in this case Links doesn't gets resolved for missing entries.

On an another occasion, if a config file with all 37 entries gets loaded into Application pool, the Dynamic Link Resolver will read entries for all 37 locales and thus will resolve links correctly this time.

So suggestion is to check all 37 locales cd_link_conf.xml file and see if any one is missing entry for any Publication.

As a side note, to ease your Search, After opening the Config file in Notepad++, Do Ctrl+F, and in Find What type: <Publication Id=".*"> as seen below. Also select the Regular Expression search mode. Click the "Find All In Current Document" button on Right side. This will directly show the Count. It must be 37

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  • A great thanks to you community people at tridion.stackexchange.com This was indeed the issue. I started my search with very first Italy locale only and found that it had 3 missing entries for "it", "de" and "fr". Also checked all remaining locales and found missing entries in few of them too. So far it has been 3 days passed and the issue didn't surfaced up again after i recycled App Pool ater adding missing entry in all config files.
    – Eliee Bri
    Commented Sep 26, 2015 at 0:57
  • One more question: is it a good idea to host all such Mutilingual websites in a same application Pool ? is using a diff application pool for each multilingual website will be good ?
    – Eliee Bri
    Commented Sep 26, 2015 at 1:02
  • Its not about Good or Bad. IIS provides the flexibility to host multiple applications within a single App Pool. There is not a deterministic way to find out how many applications have to run on the same app pool. You could check some performance counter value, like virtual memory in use, number of requests in execution and so on. As general suggestion: do some tests to findout the limit on websites in same app pool. Check this [link]( blogs.msdn.com/b/carmelop/archive/2013/03/22/… )
    – R.C
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 9:48

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