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Preparation of components or SharePoint itself for use.

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WebPart not registered as safe

I have a webpart that is part of a larger solution, deployed as a WSP using WSPBuilder. I can see the SafeControl entry in the web.config and can see that the assembly has deployed to the GAC. The ...
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Sharepoint 2010 development process

I'm about start working on a new sharepoint 2010 project and I have some doubts about the development process. The thing is: as far as I know, all the code development chould be in a continuous ...
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How to deploy a workflow as part of a site definition?

We have a customer that will be creating many sites based on a site definition. The sites include a list. We would like to connect a workflow to that list such that the workflow starts whenever a new ...
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problem deploying webpart on a farm

a customer has a problem deploying a webpart I developed for them on a farm. The webpart is packaged as a .WSP solution with WSPBuilder and it seems to work fine when deployed to a single server. ...
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What technical skills do you use most when developing/deploying SharePoint?

(I think my question is sufficiently different from this question to justify asking it. My question is not about useful SharePoint resources, but what technical skills you actually need...) I'm a ...
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AddListItem to list by using powershell

Is it possible to add list items to a list by using powershell commands.
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Problems with WSP Deployment

We have a server farm that is having issues deploying WSPs. The odd thing is that the server goes through all the motions of deploying the WSPs with no errors. That is, the job is scheduled ...
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Managing Changes to SharePoint Configuration

We have 5 seperate environments which code needs to move through within the project lifecycle (6 if you count individual developer VMs.) This does not include the support enviornments which are used ...
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Deploying columns with content types in Visual Studio 2010

I've written a feature that deploys new columns along with a content type containing the columns. The feature is Site scoped and written in Visual Studio 2010 to deploy to SharePoint 2010. When the ...
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Deploying custom list best practices moss 2007

I need to create and deploy a custom list. Is there a best practice way to do this i.e. xml definition or in code? This feature may be redeployed many times as part of a continual integration ...
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Log4net deployment

We're developing web parts using log4net as the logging framework. Right now we're leaving the configuration details in the web.config and will be moving the log4net.dll to the GAC manually. For a ...
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Has the deployment of resource files and site maps been improved in SharePoint 2010

All the SharePoint applications I work on use resource files to allow localisation and sitemap files to integrate with breadcrumbs. It has always been a problem to deploy and process these files as ...
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What is best practice for deploying third party SharePoint 2007 solutions?

I want to know what to look for and what to do (both from a developer and IT admin point of view) before installing a third party solution into a SharePoint 2007 farm? Is there a checklist that I ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Recycle IIS Application Pool': Invalid namespace

I am trying to test developing for SharePoint 2010 on a Windows 7 machine. I created a new empty SharePoint project, added a web part and deployed, which worked fine. When I try to run or deploy a ...
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Introduce a new WFE in the existing SharePoint 2007 Farm?

We would like to introduce a new WFE in the existing SharePoint 2007 Farm, due to the business requirement, which already has 8WFEs and separate servers for Index, Query & admin. what would be the ...
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How can I compare WFEs to ensure a WSP was deployed succesfully?

I'm a sharepoint 2007 administrator. We are running with two WFE and deployed a wsp package recently, we suspect that the deployment was not completely successful. we would like to compare the WSPs ...
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Speed up deleting / retracting solution

We have a largish SharePoint solution with 15 wsp packages, each package contains several webparts etc. We use stsadm to uninstall and install the packages. We deploy fairly often to the test ...
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WSS 3.0 Configuration Wizard exception

After installing WSS 3.0 I'm getting the following error in the configuration wizard: An Exception of type System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException was thrown. Additional exception information ...
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stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs as part of a batch command

When using the stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs as part of a batch command we are finding that even though the command is saying all the jobs have been run, the jobs haven't necessarily completed. This means ...
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Is using SharePoint as a intranet/extranet portal a good idea?

I work for a fortune 500 company in IT and we have developed many systems/applications to do a variety of things. We are in need of some commonality of these applications and a better ...
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Deploying .dlls to the web application bin folder using .wsp fails with feature recevier

When deploying .dlls to the bin directory using a .wsp my feature receivers seem to blow at the deploysolution stage as they cannot find the related code for my feature receivers. How can I handle ...
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Images and Css located in the _layouts folder

Is it wise to store images and css for the site in the layouts/1033 folder within a .wsp and then letting the deployment of the .wsp take care of location, i.e. dont use elements.xml etc. I seem to ...
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How to setup a database on custom module installation (or feature activation)?

I've developed a custom module on SharePoint which uses a different database from the SharePoint database. How should I setup this database? Should I show a database configuration form when you first ...
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Copy the whole production environment to staging

There is the following WSS solution deployment scenario: Copy the whole production WSS to staging Deploy new solution/update to staging Run automated tests & human tests on staging Deploy new ...
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SharePoint Custom Module Development and Deployment

Good Day, We're working on custom module (Information Management System) for SharePoint. The project file of this module is a Class Library which contains User Controls. The User Controls was based ...
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How to deploy user controls in web application directory?

I'm using wspbuilder and using Return of SmartPart. Return of SmartPart need usercontrols directory in web application root folder. How can I use wspbuilder to create a package that will deploy things ...
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Order the features are retracted in a solution (VSeWSS1.3)

I am forced, against my will and all common sense, to turn my series of WSP Builder solutions into VSeWSS 1.3. So far, i have encountered, conquered and totally knocked down every illogical, ...
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How to deploy DLL as SafeControls? (No manual solutions, please)

I've user controls project (UI) and am using AJAX Extension Toolkit with them. The dll of AJAX Extension Toolkit is referenced in the project. The project is successfully compiling. Another project ...
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WSPBuilder: How to create a deployment package to deploy multiple .dlls and .wsps?

I'm using WSPBuilder and it is very helpful. However, it is hard to understand the features of WSPBuilder because of its missing manual. I have to create a solution file to deploy "Return of ...
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How to create a package to deploy (everything)?

I've a Sharepoint site which have custom Theme, Layout, WebParts (third-party - no source code), custom user controls (with source code), and the site backup (.dat) which we took from command prompt ...
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Upgrading list views without changing the underlying list

What is the best way of updating views on a production environment? Assume you roll out a second version of your sharepoint solution and you want to add/modify the views on the list, but you can't ...
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Setting up SharePoint 2010 Excel Services

How do you set up Excel Services for SharePoint 2010? I’ve installed the Office Web Apps (wcsetup.exe) and created a new Excel service in central administration. But I’m now stuck on what to do ...
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Does SharePoint in a load balanced environment require Sticky IP

I have seen some comments that it is required, some that it is best practices. Has anyone experience with runing SharePoint in a load balanced environment without sticky IP.
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Using SharePoint with Hardware versus Software Load Balancing

Is there any difference when using Hardware or Software load balancing with SharePoint? What we want to do is to test a clustered solution using Windows NLB in test, and then run it using Hardware ...
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Deploying web applications to a file share

what do you think about deploying the SharePoint IIS web sites to a Shared file location (\\Fileserver\WWWRoot\Application1 for example) in contrast with deploying a copy locally to each Web Front End ...
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Editing web.config file from a feature using linq

I have custom web.config functionality that uses Linq to merge elements into a web.config based on a template file. I would like to use this in a feature so I can get it to merge all web.configs in a ...
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Add in files under config catalog in a Sharepoint 2007 solution

Is it posible to add files under the 12 folder in a wsp solution? I need to add a file under the 12/config folder.
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Error while creating a new web application in MOSS 2007 in a stand alone server farm

I am getting following error while creating any new web application on the server: "An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. The object SPWebApplication Name=SPsupport-17777 ...
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Deploy a solution package from command prompt

We are trying to automate the solution deployment to a test environment. We are using vsewss 1.3. To do this we are trying to run the following command from the visual studio command prompt: devenv ...
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Best practice for easy deployment of multiple solutions

One of our product will consist of multiple SharePoint solutions. Now we're wondering what would be the best way to provide an easy deployment to our customers? At the moment we deploy each solution ...
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Workflows stuck 'in progress' when moved to SharePoint farm environment

We have developed a number of custom approval workflows in Visual Studio 2008. They basically create task and work through a 2 stage approval process, once a task is completed, it generates new tasks ...
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What's the best way to install SharePoint?

I've heard of people doing scripted installs of SharePoint. Is this common and how far can you take it? Can you actually build your web apps and site collections? I would like to see some examples.
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Installing MOSS in DMZ with no AD

We want to install 2 WFEs in a DMZ with no AD in a workgroup environment. These WFEs will only host deployed content for anonymous users. The Index/Central Admin server will be on the internal LAN ...
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SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 with SQL 2008 R2

Are there instructions for installing SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 with SQL 2008 R2? I notice that none of the installation resources thus far describe using R2. (At the time of writing R2 is at November ...
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Feedback on Kivati

I would like to have your feedback on Kivati Composite Application Management. Does somebody have experience with it? Is it worth it? Site : Kivati
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Mutliple solutions using shared dlls can cause havoc when individual solutions are retracted

Problem: Multiple solutions using shared dll's can cause havoc when individual solutions are retracted. Example: You have a web part helper dll used by all your web part code. If you retract a ...