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Explain it to me: SharePoint deployment scope, solution and features

There are different levels of scope for deployment, but I have not been able to find a definitive explaination of when each applies and what the restrictions are that require loosening (or tightening) ...
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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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Best practices for creating a shared code library for SharePoint projects

I have several projects for SharePoint 2010 (mostly they are separate solutions built each to separate wsp's) in active development. And I have a similar tasks in these projects (logging, ...
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Error : Object reference not set to an instance of an object on feature deployment

I am writing code for feature activated code.But when I try to deploy my solution through VS 2010 it says deploy failed, Error on feature activation : object reference not set to an instance of an ...
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How to work in Sharepoint 2010 Team based development

We have following environment to create a publishing fully branded portal. Three developers each one have sharepoint 2010 installed on their workstation. One Server so that when each dev finish its ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 when deploying module with GhostableInLibrary files

Here is the module which I want to deploy on the server and the files which should be shown in the Style Library, when deploying them without type ghostale in library, all go good and well, no errors, ...
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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 ...
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Deploying custom webservices

I am working on an old project, not currently used, that I pulled from our source backups. I have experience as a Sharepoint user but this is the first time I have been developing for or ...
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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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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 '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 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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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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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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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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Changing directory name of features in SharePoint 14 Hive - Impact on already deployed features?

I'm moving from a WSPBuilder based SharePoint 2010 solution to a Visual Studio 2010 based solution. After porting the WSPBuilder based solution to a plain Visual Studio based solution I tried to ...
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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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How to replace the server name in the web application URL

I have a server named sv002, and I have created an intranet web application at the root of this server. So currently I am able to access the web application using the following URL: - http://sv002. ...
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Restoring my Site collection from my development machine to my staging machine will show blank page

I have a team site collection inside my development machine; containing Apps, text, pictures, etc. So i back up the site collection from my development machine, i create a new web application inside ...
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Forms being re-appended to themselves on every deployment (Sharepoint 2010)

I have a (sandbox) solution with some custom forms. If I deploy it to a site that never had this solution installed before, everything works fine. However, every time I deploy it again, custom forms ...
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deploy customized infopath form

I have a SharePoint custom list with some fields. I modified the form using InfoPath. This modified form has many views, rules and logic inside. Now I would like to deploy this form to Production ...
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programmatically deploy to site collection level using c#

I would like to use c# to remotely deploy my sharepoint site collections and sites, I can easily write the code to perform most operations. However I can't seem to find a way of deploying the code to ...
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Error when trying to deploy SharePoint 2010 solution package - SharePoint 2010 - Visual Studio 2010

when i try to deploy the project from VS 2010 i get this below error.... Error occurred in deployment step 'Recycle IIS Application Pool': The local SharePoint server is not available. Check that the ...
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Unable to activate solution in SharePoint 2010 site

I have created a simple solution (just a new content type for now) that works both on my development machine and test server. However, when I upload it the solution gallery on the live site, it just ...