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Sandboxed web part failing with “No available sandboxed code execution server could be found”

I'm deploying a web part as a component of a sandboxed solution from Visual Studio 2010 to Windows 7 SharePoint Foundation Server 2010 on my development box, and I receive the following error when ...
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unable to deployWSPBuilder visual webpart in sharepoint 2010

i have created simple webpart in visual studio 2010 with the WSPBuilder Template (restricted to use this template. can not use the sharepoint tooling). I have added the Visual Webpart type. i found a ...
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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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SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow lifecycle

I've build a workflow with SharePoint Designer 2010 on a dev computer. Let's say it's in V1. Now I want to move the workflow to the production environment. What is the correct way to do that ? I've ...
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Sharepoint 2010 - wpresources for Bin / web Application Deployment

In SharePoint 2010 , using visual studio 2010 : i have bin / web application deployment. i want to add java script file under Virtual Directories\/wpresources// I cannot use the Resources mapped ...
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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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Please suggest a practice to deploy a sharepoint site collection from test to production server

This is the current scenario: Sharepoint 2010 on MachineA with SQL Server. Site collection SCa on web app WAa. Now I need to "deploy" my site collection on MachineB. What are the suggested ways ...
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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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Installing a file to the GAC through a Sharepoint 2007 WSP package

I'm creating a WSP package in Visual Studio 2010 to deploy my feature to the Sharepoint 2007 environment on a Windows 2003 Server box. Currently, the xml file that references the assembly containing ...
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Cross-Farm Social Features in SharePoint 2010?

We have two separate SP2010 Farms, Farm-A has a "TeamSite" web-application and "Mysite" is hosted on Farm-B. User Profile service is hosted on Farm-B and consumed in Farm-A. My Requirement is: ...
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Sharepoint 2010 deployment one way whats the best way to get external data back in

As sharepoint 2010 can not deploy back to the source what could be the best method of getting data back into the source site collection? eg lets say a webpart asks a user some questions, which needs ...
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How do I deploy the new version of a webpart?

As stated here (and as i checked), to upload a new version of an installed webpart, uninstalling the assembly from the GAC and installing the new version would suffice. I've tried it and it worked. ...
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Looking for a good resource for building a SP 2007 WSP package in Visual Studio 2010

Can anyone point me in the right direction for this?
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How to maintain workflow associations when deploying a SharePoint Designer wsp file on my customer's machine?

I know this might be a silly question but here goes... I created an event calendar site and it has some customized webparts (done using visual studio), custom views (XLV webpart views) and workflows ...
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Deploying a site template and instantiate it in the same PowerShell script?

I want to create a PowerShell script that : add a farm solution that only contains a site template deploy the solution globally wait for the deploy job to finish create a site collection based on ...
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Adding Infopath forms into different libraries

I am following this link to add some infopath forms into different doc lib when a site is provisioned. <File Path="Module1\File-01.xml" Url="./SalesLib1/File-01.xml" Type="GhostableInLibrary" ...
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Solution package for a specific webapplication

I have created a solution package using the makecab tool that contains a feature and a DLL which will be installed on the GAC. Its getting deployed globally however I want to deploy it for specific ...
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Can't Activate Solution from Site Settings in SharePoint foundation 2010

I'm currently tasked with developing a branding solution for SharePoint Foundation sites. I've created a WSP file which can be deployed through my local machine through Visual Studios, but when I ...
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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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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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Error when using stsadm.exe to deploy webpart

I am trying to deploy a webpart to our live SharePoint instance. STSADM.EXE -o AddSolution -filename webpart.wsp I then get the following error: Object reference not set to an instance of an ...
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Problem installing web part using Powershell

We've developed a custom Visual Web Part using Visual Studio 2010 for Sharepoint 2010 Server. The webpart gets deployed when executed from VS (F5), so we can add it wherever we want using Sharepoint ...
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Is adding aspx pages to onet.xml allowed for team site?

I have about 20 custom aspx pages that I need to deploy whenever a site is provisioned. I tried the following code but the aspx page didnt get added. (I even activated the publishing but the aspx ...
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Multiple Sharepoint projects in one solution - how to package correctly?

I have multiple Sharepoint projects in a solution: MySolution.WF MySolution.Webparts MySolution.UI I also have some common code in a MySolution.Common project. All of the aboe projects ...
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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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Only Upgrade solution works!

We are having a weird issue. None of our WSPs (MOSS 2007 and 2010) work first time they are deployed. We noticed that upgrading solution (after deploying) works. Our WSPs normally replace user ...
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SharePoint Server 2010 to the Cloud (Azure)

As part of our implementation of SharePoint 2010 (Server), I am tasked with investigating the option to deploy SharePoint 2010 via the cloud. Does anyone have the benefits and/or limitations for ...
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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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How to reproduce Visual Studio “Deploy” action?

It seems like whenever I am developing a web part and I "Deploy" it from Visual Studio, everything gets deployed and works exactly as I would expect. When I take my WSP and try to install it to a ...
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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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Custom web part deployment produces 'Cannot import this webpart' error

I have built an empty SharePoint project in Visual Studio 2010 with some custom web parts in it. When I've tested these on my local development machine they can be added to a page without any trouble. ...
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Any good open source tools for doing WSP installations for SharePoint 2010?

I've heard that SharePoint Solution Installer is a good one, but it only works for 2007 and the 2010 version only appears to be in the planning phase. Does anyone know of any existing tools out ...
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Need guidance on SharePoint Environment Building

I just created a Virtual Machine on my laptop with Windows 2008 R2 Standard + SQLServer 2008 Standard + SharePoint 2010 Enterprise (everything on Single Box). I want to start my development of my ...
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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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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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Removing GUID from linked datasource

I'm deploying a DVWP and I'm looking to remove GUIDs references from the datasource. This is fine for standard single satasources, but I'm having troubles with joined datasources. Here's (a portion ...
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Redeploying a list provisioning feature

I created a site definition to use as the base for project workspaces. I then staple features to the definition as needed. In one of the features I instantiate lists and document repositories. I ...
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Best practices for updating production site

I've a VM (#1) with installed SP 2010 and SQL Server 2008. It suites our needs in terms of load and capacity. In case of breaking down we can revert it to the snapshot. The development process still ...
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Organizing WebParts in Visual Studio - Best Practices

My team is responsible for maintaining a SharePoint 2010 site that was developed by another group. This maintenance includes updates to existing web parts (approximately 20). Currently, all of these ...
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What is causing a “Cannot find a Feature” error when uninstalling a solution?

I have a weird error when trying to deploy a solution via Visual Studio 2010: Error 1 Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': The solution cannot be deployed. The feature ...
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Solution Package Deployment stucks at Deploying status in SharePoint 2010

While trying to deploy a solution package in SharePoint 2010, it stucks in the deploying status. I tried the follow steps but no success. Tried to the cancel the deployment from CA. Tried to ...
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Is it possible to deploy SharePoint solution (WSPs) via feature activation?

This seems to me an uphill task in SharePoint but is it possible to deploy the WSPs via SharePoint features? For instance, if we activate a certain feature then some specific SharePoint solutions ...
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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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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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Sharepoint - Provisioning xsl Style Files

I'm trying to provision a .xsl file with custom styles to be applied to a Content Query Web Part in SP 2007 MOSS. I want to deploy it in a feature. So far any attempt has failed as I cannot retrieve ...
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Changing project from GAC to Bin deployment

I have a third party dll that I have reference in my sharepoint webpart project. The provider of the dll didn't sign it and will not recompile it for me. So I have to change my project to from a GAC ...
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Deployment scenarios which are not possible by using SharePoint Solution mechanism

I am a big fan of SharePoint Solution deployment mechanism but I was once asked is there any scenario which can not be deployed by just using SharePoint solution deployment mechanism or is only ...
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Can I create WSP that deploys a file to 80 directory?

I have an existing WSP project with some features in it. I need to deploy a file to SharePoint 80 folder. Is this possible? I tried just putting it in project's 80 but WSPBuilder, which I use for ...
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How do you deploy Global.asax and Global.cs file to WFE

I need to deploy the above files to the WFE. Since there are more than 1 WFE in our farm, I am looking for a good method of deploying it to all our WFE as compare to copying it manually. By making it ...
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How can I configure load balanceing multiple SharePoint2010 web server using Network Load Balancing?

How can I configure load balanceing multiple SharePoint2010 web server using Network Load Balancing ? I googoled and binged , not much resources could be found on SharePoint2010.Can anyone point me ...