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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 we need an IISreset after deployment?

Is there any good articles out there to explain when we need to do an IISreset after deployment? We are using SharePoint as an internet facing site, and try to not do an IISreset if it is not ...
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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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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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Adding Features during Solution Update

Is there a supported method to add features during a solution update. We call Update-SPSolution and then upgrade our old features using SPFeature.Upgrade but any new features in the solution do not ...
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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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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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Failed to load reciever assembly

I have issue during deployment. It throws: Failed to load reciever assembly I tried to GAC that assembly, also microsoft.office.sharepoint.clientextensions.dll and Microsoft.Office.Server.dll ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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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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': ...
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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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Problem with SP2013 solution scope: WebApplication vs GAC

I have a SP2013 solution that contains a custom WCF service, custom Timer Job and a Feature Event Reciever. Because of these the solution Assembly Deploying Target is set to GlobalAssemblyCache. The ...
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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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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 + ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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How to efficiently deploy content types to a Content Type Hub

I have set up a Content Type Hub and tested the syndication is working correctly by creating a test content type and watching it be published to the client site. Then I deployed the content types I ...
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Adding new webparts to an already deployed solution

I have a webpart project built in visual studio 2010 and it has been deployed successfully to my production environment. I recently had to make some changes to the webpart and also needed to add a ...
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Farm deployments often fail with GAC DLL noted as being in use

Sometimes when doing deployments to our farm there are errors that appear where the GAC DLL is noted as being in use, this happens even though we stop/start the SP services before uninstalling and ...
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How do you create webpart-specific config files?

How do you create application specific config files for a GAC-deployed webpart in SharePoint 2010? Which one or more of app.config/web.config/supplemental config are appropriate to use for webparts? ...
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Deploy WSP from Visual Studio 2010 to web application with set host header

I have a demo SharePoint server with multiple web applications created. Each of them has a host header that is entered into company's DNS. All the web applications are on port 80. I changed SiteURL ...
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How to develop in the following environment

Production has 10 servers, 8 app servers, 2 front end. Its own active directory Testing has almost the same. Its own active directory The problem is that at the moment, in the current company ...
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How to apply new page layout to all existing pages in a site?

I really need your help. I've created a new page layout in SharePoint Designer 2010 and I want to apply it to all existing pages in a site. Another thing to note, some subsites and pages use ...
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Rebrand a SharePoint portal

I'm a beginner in SharePoint so forgive me if the question is too simple. I've been given a task to revamp an existing SharePoint portal. I will basically focus on the visual branding and also on ...
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Remove SQL Dependencies from SP Standalone Cloned VM

I have made a copy of a standalone SP 2010 VM -> VM_2. I've renamed it, defined another IP. Now VM_1 and VM_2 run simultaneously. I've added following line to hosts file: MY_NEW_IP VM_1 VM_2 to ...
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How can I make sure the features in my solution activate in the correct order?

I'm working on a fairly large SharePoint 2010 project. We have broken up the code into a number of solutions, each containing a number of features which we deploy via powershell and activate in the ...
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How do I set a new WebApplication to deploy at a specific time (i.e. 03:00)?

Is there a way to set this up so that the new application deploys at a specific time of the day? Maybe even on a specific day of the week?
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Enable-SPFeature not working

I am using PowerShell script to deploy and activate a feature in the same script. Everything works fine and I can see my feature in the Sharepoint Root folder (14 hive). I run it using Farm Admin. ...
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Files not deleting on solution retraction

When i retract my solution several files are not deleted including my custom master. Probably something simple but i want it deleted so that visual studio doesn't complain every time i deploy about ...
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error CS0234: The type or namespace name 'DirectoryServices' does not exist in the namespace 'System'

I have deployed a feature (wsp) on our new production server but get the following error: error CS0234: The type or namespace name 'DirectoryServices' does not exist in the namespace 'System' The ...
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Files deployed in module cannot be found

I'm trying to deploy a selection of pages and master pages in modules but I'm encountering the same problem with all of them. When I try to navigate to a page, I get a File Not Found error (with ...
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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 ...