Some functionalities, such as the installation of a starter kit during the initial configuration of “Umbraco” perform some calls to external services. If you’re working in a company that is using a corporate proxy and don’t configure “Umbraco” to use it, all these functionalities won’t work. In the case of the starter kit selection, you’ll simply won’t see any and therefore, won’t be able to install one.
To fix this issue, you just have to define the proxy in you “web.config” file by adding these lines in “configuration/system.net”:
If you relaunch the initial configuration of “Umbraco”, you’ll see all the available starter kits.