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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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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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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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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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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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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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Visual Studio WebPart Not Showing Up in SharePoint

I created a simple WebPart in Visual Studio 2010 that I was using to test some functionality for a project. When the WebPart was built and deployed, the messages in the Output box in VS all state ...
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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 they ...
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List does not exist error trying to deploy feature to subsite

I have a root site collection and a user control stored in controltemplates. http://root I have another site collection under here http://root/fs which also uses this user control but uses its own ...
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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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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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Error occured in deployment step

I get this error message when I try to deploy my project: Error occurred in deployment step 'Add solution': The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (...
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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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There is no site URL in project properties. Where can I change it?

When trying to deploy a SharePoint app, the following error is shown: Error occurred in deployment step 'Uninstall app for SharePoint': Cannot connect to the SharePoint site: http://example.com/. ...
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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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SandBox Solutions Deployment of WSP to Solution Gallery : Beginner Questions

I am a beginner to SP Dev, and I have been reading a few things about Sandbox Solutions and the limitations there. Also it seems that to deploy a solution, I can simply upload a wsp to the solution ...
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How to check if there is any active solution deployment running on the server?

Is there a way to know if there is any active solution deployment running on SharePoint server? I'm wondering how to do this using a PowerShell script?
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SharePoint 2010 Deployment: WSPBuilder 2010 or MSBUILD?

I'm new to SharePoint (SP) deployment. I need to deploy a SharePoint Foundation (SPF) 2010 solution. Currently, while debugging, I've been deploying it locally a la CTRL+F5. This generates the WSP ...
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Feature Deployment with more than 1 server

When you have a SharePoint farm with more than 1 server. If deploying a feature what servers do you need to run it on. Does the power shell commands you use change? For example in my farm I have a DB ...
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How to access web.config entries when deploying from Visual Studio?

I'm working on a project in SP/VS2010 that contains features with event receivers that require access to appsettings keys in the web application's web.config. While I've checked that the features can ...
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How to deploy WSPBuilder developed package on specific Sharepoint site?

I am developing the wsp package, which includes 2 list definitions,a webpart, and a picture library definition in WSPBuilder. I tried with sample webpart. I wondered, there is option given in solution ...
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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 servers....
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow - Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features'

When I deploy my workflow.. I get the following error... Any idea what Can be causing this? Error 10 Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Microsoft.Workflow.Client....
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How does SharePoint 2010 manage versioned dlls in the GAC when referenced by multiple features?

We have multiple SharePoint projects and features that reference common library code. The library is versioned using the 4 part identifier (x.x.x.x). Each feature may reference a particular version ...
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Is it possible to update .Webpart file and reflect the change on all uses of a webpart

I have a webpart that is a modified XSLT list view webpart in SharePoint 2010. I exported the webpart as a file and uploaded it to the webpart gallery manually. If the user adds this webpart to ...
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Event Reciever on specific list in SharePoint 2010 working in dev environment but not in production

I have created an event receiver (on item adding) using VS2010 in SharePoint 2010 targeted to specific custom list which is a globally deployed in the production environment. This event receiver ...
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Migrating site collections from developemnt to live

I have several site collections that have been created in development. I now need to move them to live. In the live environment these site collections do not exists. What is the best way to migrate ...
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What is an efficient way to copy Web Part pages from a dev server to a production server?

I have 29 web part pages, all very similar in structure. I built them using the browser. I'd like to migrate them from a development server to a production server. I tried copying them using both ...
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Using a globally reusable workflow

I have created a globally reusable workflow in Sharepiont Designer. I was able to save it as a .wsp. I would like to deploy and use this workflow to a different site collection. After succesfully ...
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Update-SPSolution stops application pools on IIS

I have a ps1 script that deploys all of my webparts. I started noticing an error (Error 503 service unavailable) after running Update-SPSolution. What is happening is that when I upgrade all my ...
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Timer job and 3rd Party DLL

In SharePoint 2013, is it possible for a timer job to access a third party DLL that has been deployed to the bin folder instead of the GAC? I have modified the package so that when the wsp is ...
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List out the ways in which we can deploy the files to the SharePoint [closed]

What are the possible ways in which we can deploys files to:- The SharePoint hive (folders in hive) The SharePoint content db (libraries, etc) By files I mean css, js, masterpage, site page, html ...
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Trying to view custom application page in browser results in “404 FILE NOT FOUND” error

In VS2010 I created a new .NET 3.5 solution and inside a new project for SharePoint 2010 (empty project called "SPAppPageTest"); I deployed it as a farm solution. I added a new application page, ...
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App installation failure due to App Management Shared Service Proxy

I have a SharePoint 2013 Foundation installation for development activity and when trying to deploy a SharePoint hosted App, I get the error: App Management Shared Service Proxy is not installed. ...
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Adding and Deploying Multiple solutions in SharePoint 2007

I have got around 10's of webpart solutions that I need to add and then deploy to all web applications, I would prefer if someone can share easiest way of doing it.
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What are the relationship between administrators groups of domain, dev computer and of Sharepoint services?

I know-know I can search and read but anyway I would need to ask in order to escape possible typos, personal misunderstandings and to better remember. I develop on a machine with installed ...
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Deploying Custom DLL

I'm new to the SharePoint platform, although I've been coding in the .NET platform since v1.1. I created a customization that takes a SharePoint Library, iterates through the items and changes ...
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Deployment Question :: Single Tier vs Multi-Tier

Just asked by interviewer deployment between single vs multi-tier? I wasnt sure what he was talking about... Can anyone shed any light on this? Is he talking about following type scenario? 35) What ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Solution Batch Deployment / retraction

I have more than 20 solutions to deploy or retract at the same time, Currently i doing the deployment/retract one by one and each deployment is required an iis reset and this causes around 20 minutes ...
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Is there a way to assign a search server to a content database using PowerShell?

Is there a way to assign a SharePoint Foundation search server to a content database using PowerShell, either while creating an Sp-WebApplication using New-SpWebApplication or by updating an ...
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Deploying a WSP to application server with stopped Web Application Service

Maybe this will be obvious to someone with more medium to large farm experience than I have. I've got a custom Central Admin (.aspx) page that gets deployed to the \TEMPLATE\ADMIN directory. I also ...
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How to update choice field options with a feature upgrade?

I created a feature with a field definition with choices. These choices are bound to language dependent resources using the $Resources:file:key system. Resource files are included. As the feature is ...
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Code Change Never gets Deployed

I am having trouble with deploying code. I have developed and deployed a farm soluton [version 1]. It works fine, with my custom button showing up. I Retract the solution, clean solution and rebuild ...
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Deploy a visual web part developed with VS2010 to SharePoint 2007

I developed a simple webpart using the Visual Web Part template in Visual Studio 2010 and have been testing it within SharePoint 2010. I want to know if this web part could be deployed to SharePoint ...
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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 ...