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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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SharePoint Online deploy site

I know you cannot deploy site definitions (web templates) to SharePoint online. We have to develop a site with a specific structure (lists, web parts, custom page layouts) and deploy to a SharePoint ...
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Cannot add the specified assembly “Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation.dll”

For a while now, me and my team having been having an issue where when we try and deploy a project we very frequently end up with the error Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Error:...
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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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Install-SPSolution Cannot add the specified assembly to the global assembly cache

I've been getting this error a lot lately and I don't know why. The logs are frustratingly unhelpful with only two lines: Solution Deployment : Error Global Deployment failed for CustomSolution....
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Timeout while deploying VS2010 solution to SP2010

When deploy a solution (no sandbox solution) with many projects, I always get the following error: Error occurred in deployment step 'Recycle IIS Application Pool': The open operation did not ...
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SharePoint 2013 - App Deployment

i need some best practices or advices on a common scenario in SP2013 where i can't get my head around as i'm fairly new to App development. Let's say i have some kind of existing site structure and ...
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Install-SPUserSolution: Sandboxed code execution request failed

When executing Install-SPUserSolution powershell command the following error is shown: Install-SPUserSolution : Sandboxed code execution request failed. At line:1 char:23 + Install-...
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Error while adding Sandbox WebPart

I created a simple "Hello World" sandbox webpart in VS.NET 2010. After uploading the .wsp file to SharePoint site, I activated the webpart. But while trying to add it to a page, I was getting this ...
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How to deploy webpart on production (not debugging) server?

I've created a web part, debugging it on a test Sharepoint 2010 install on my local workstation. I'd like to test it on our production server. It seems that I won't be able to use Build --> Deploy to ...
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Maintenance Page/Downtime

I have an IF site that will be undergoing a fairly large deployment. There will be a few hours of downtime, and I want to put a maintenance page at the front of the site, and prevent any traffic from ...
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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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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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When do I need to use -CASPolicies updating a 2010 solution?

When I update a solution in 2010, I use the following PowerShell Script with the -CASPolicies attribute: Update-SPSolution -Identity MySolution.wsp -LiteralPath "E:\Install\MySolution\1.3.25\...
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Visual studio retracts and reinstalls my features, can I tell it to just update?

It appears Visual Studio 2010's out of the box functionality for Deploy retracts and installs my features. Can I tell it instead to perform an update-spsolution instead of removing the entire thing? ...
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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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SharePoint 2010 development practices

We are a group of ASP.NET developers who are new to SharePoint and we are starting fresh from SP 2010 with no prior experience with 2007. I am trying to figure out how to implement the SW development ...
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How to delete site columns, deployed via feature (not visible in Sharepoint UI)?

Well it seems like this is a problem some people are having, but I can't seem to find the definite solution. I deployed some Site Columns to Sharepoint using a feature, let's go with the following ...
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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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Sharepoint Deployment not updating webparts

Alright. I have just made changes to a custom webpart that was already deployed to Sharepoint. I made a few deploys, some changes... and suddenly, a code that was in the front-end of the webpart didn'...
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Why Is My Content Type Replaced With a List Instance Detail When I Deploy My Project in Visual Studio, but Not When I Deploy it Manually?

I'm doing something that I think is pretty typical. I've created a content type, descended from Document, to go into a document library, like so: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <...
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Tools for deploying solutions

I'm looking for an easier way of deploying multiple solutions. I know I can write some scripts which handle all my WSP packages (both install and uninstall), but I want something more automated. Also,...
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How can I use Powershell to move a list from a development to a production Sharepoint 2010 box?

I'd like to copy a list (and its contents) onto our production server. I've been trying to use the Export-SPWeb cmdlet, using this article as a reference, but I can't seem to get it to cooperate. I've ...
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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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troubleshoot a timeout happening while deploying via VS

Hi I am getting timeout error while trying to deploy my sp solution via visual studio 2010. It happens when my a particular feature is trying to activat. The generic error message I get goes something ...
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Problem with WCF Web Service in SP2010

I've followed this tutorial and also this one (tried every possible combination of those) to deploy a custom WCF service in Sharepoint 2010. But I'm not having any luck. Once the service is deployed, ...
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Error deploying WSP package

Error: Cannot find this file specified in the manifest file: ChangeContentTypeEventHandler.dll I'm getting this error when attempting to deploy this solution to the Sharepoint environment. Here is ...
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Common class library deployment woes

I've moved some common code into a class library for my SharePoint Feature. I added it to the feature dependencies, I fooled with the package to make sure that the DLL is deployed correctly. I marked ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id 'xxxxxxxxxxxxx' is not installed in this farm

I am getting the below mentioned error when deploying my workflow project. Error 1 Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id 'bfb411c4-b0f9-4ebd-9707-0c31ebd98553' ...
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Deploying client-side cloud-ready modules

I am a big advocate of client side code and using the client-side API in SP2013 / SP Online. For me, it's really important that my solutions can be deployed to the cloud as well as on-prem. And thus i ...
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What's the downside of using backup and restore site collection as deployment methods in #SharePoint2010?

What's the downside of using backup and restore site collection as deployment methods in SharePoint2010? The downsides are: an not restore a previous version of SP site backup to a new version of ...
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Set SPWeb title on a SharePoint site using PowerShell

I'm having problems setting the title of a root web in a site collection when creating it in an other language then English. When i run the script under using 1033, it works fine the site title is set ...
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Creating the secure store service master key fails

I have some powershell to create a farm including the secure store service. The code is pretty straight forward: Update-SPSecureStoreMasterKey -ServiceApplicationProxy $id -Passphrase $passphrase ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Sandboxed code execution request failed

Whenever I try to debug (i.e. F5) a SharePoint 2010 Project I get this error. All the SharePoint services are running. Messages in Output window: Add solution Adding solution 'my solution.wsp'... ...
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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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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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Deploying Site Solution

EDIT to add more detail about what I'm trying to do: This is the first SP project I've worked on, so I might be making a very basic mistake with how the project is set up. The project consists of a ...
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Web Application scoped features not visible in Central Admin after installing solution with WebApplication scoped resources

In an effort to use WebConfigModifications less, I am trying to move some binding redirects and safe control entries into the solution manifest. The DeploymentTarget of the assembies is ...
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deploy custom site list solution to web application scope?

I created a custom list definition in Visual Studio. Then, I generated a .wsp and sent it to our server admin to install. He got a warning: The solution contains no Web application scoped resource,...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow Deployemnet from DEV to UAT

I have Sharepoint 2010 DEV and UAT sites. I have made some changes in DEV workflow and I want to deploy the changed workflow to UAT site. I have created the workflow template and saved .wsp file to ...
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Deploying a custom health rule fails on Add Solution

I've created a custom health rule for checking which mode solutions were built in (following this guide) but am having trouble deploying it. When deploying from VS2010, I get Error occurred in ...
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Why CustomRibbonButton for List not displaying in RibbonBar?

I have added 1 Element File for CustomRibbon Button. And added 1 Feature to deploy this RibbonButton. When I deploy this, it deploys and Feature is Activated but not displaying the Button in ...
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Deploying web parts to sharepoint with out taking sharepoint down?

Is there a way to install sharepoint web parts with out taking sharepoint down at all? Here is what I use for my deployment batch file: @ECHO OFF SET PATH=%PATH%;"C:\Program Files\Common Files\...
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Import&Export Sharepoint Lists / Deploy this with VS2010

I created a webpart which grabs content of two Lists in Sharepoint, is used as source. Its working very well and i like the way users can change content. Is there an way to export my list-schema+...
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Retraction and deployment tasks are not executed Sharepoint 2010 after SP1

I am unable to redeploy solution to my sharepoint 2010 site. When I try to retract solution, the task is registered in scheduled que but not executed (sharepoint timer and admin services are running, ...
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How to deploy custom theme + css + masterpage and apply it automatically to every newly created Team site

Greetings... Well, the title pretty much says it all. Users will be able to create numerous new team sites, and I need to make sure that custom theme and css are automatically applied. Also, I need ...
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wsp deployment sometimes doesn't update gac-ed assembly on all servers

We are finding recently, with our wsp deployments, that on some of the WFE/APP servers in our farm that the assembly contained in the WSP, which should be gaced, is updating some servers but not all. ...
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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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Migrate Web Part from one environment to another?

SharePoint Foundation 2010. I have added a very basic web part to my development environment. It is honestly just the Visual Web Part template. I would like to export this web part and import to ...
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Why does WSP Deployment Type 'ApplicationServer' require features to be manually installed?

When I create a WSP with Deployment Type set to WebFrontEnd and deploy, all of the features contained within are automatically installed. Features that are set up as ActivateOnDefault="TRUE" (Farm or ...