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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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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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Deployed Timer Job not taking new code when deployed

I've realized recently that, when re-deploying (either manually or through vs2010) my timer job feature package, the updated execute code is not being deployed. Strange yea. Essentially, I'll ...
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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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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 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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What permissions are needed to deploy a WSP to SharePoint 2010?

In an attempt to make sure that developers have the appropriate rights, I'm trying to find documentation on what rights are needed to deploy WSP files to SharePoint 2010 (via stsadm or otherwise). ...
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Problem with HTTP Handler deployed on Sharepoint 2010

I've developed a Visual Web Part for Sharepoint 2010. I've used VS2010 to do that and tested the Webpart in a testing server using VS to do the deployment. But to deploy it on the production server I ...
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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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Sharepoint 2013 Distributed Cache cacheHostInfo null

I have setup a development environment for SharePoint 2013 so we can begin testing our 2010 content, however I am running into trouble starting the Distributed Cache service. Note that this is ...
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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 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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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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When Would Install-SPSolution -Local be used

The use case for Install-SPSolution -Local is not clear to me. This TechNet article Deploy solution packages (SharePoint Server 2010) suggests that I can use -Local to install solutions manually 1 ...
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Is using SharePoint as a intranet/extranet portal a good idea?

I work for a fortune 500 company in IT and we have developed many systems/applications to do a variety of things. We are in need of some commonality of these applications and a better ...
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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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How to make SharePoint simpler for end users?

We are going to use SharePoint for our intranet. The perception at my office is that SharePoint is too complicated for average users to learn. There are many different ways to do any given task, and ...
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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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Completely remove a WSP from SharePoint

What is the best way to completely remove a WSP from SharePoint? SO when you reinstall it again from scatch it thinks it is a clean install?
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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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Site Definition vs Web Template for product site

I'm getting ready to create a product for SharePoint, and I'd like it to be as easy as possible for people to deploy and use. I was planning on using a Site Definition, since this seems like a great ...
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Can't deploy packaged page layouts because they are already in the content database

In our SP2010 publishing site we have a lot of content (publishing pages) which are associated with custom page layouts. These page layouts have previously been edited on the server using SharePoint ...
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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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What is a good way to build/install/provision a full web application?

I have a fairly simple SharePoint web application, with a publishing front end, an extranet for customers and an intranet portal. I want this web app to be easily redeployable -- pretty much a ...
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Upgraded instances of a workflow become 'stuck' and do not pickup OnTaskChanged Activities

I have a very simple workflow as seen here: When a user goes to act on a task, they are presented with an InfoPath form. The form displays some information. The user either selected 'Approve' or ...
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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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SharePoint Admin and Developer Roles [closed]

Currently in our organization we have a three man SharePoint development team where we do everything other than SharePoint admin. Our organization has development, test, and production servers. We, ...
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Images and Css located in the _layouts folder

Is it wise to store images and css for the site in the layouts/1033 folder within a .wsp and then letting the deployment of the .wsp take care of location, i.e. dont use elements.xml etc. I seem to ...
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Best practice for easy deployment of multiple solutions

One of our product will consist of multiple SharePoint solutions. Now we're wondering what would be the best way to provide an easy deployment to our customers? At the moment we deploy each solution ...
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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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Managing Changes to SharePoint Configuration

We have 5 seperate environments which code needs to move through within the project lifecycle (6 if you count individual developer VMs.) This does not include the support enviornments which are used ...
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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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Upgrading list views without changing the underlying list

What is the best way of updating views on a production environment? Assume you roll out a second version of your sharepoint solution and you want to add/modify the views on the list, but you can't ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Index (zero based)

Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Index (zero based) must be greater than or equal to zero and less than the size of the argument. Getting this error on deployment both from CA and ...
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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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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 deploy web part solution to multi-server farm?

I am having a heck of a time deploying a simple web part to a multi-server farm. The error I receive when deploying is: Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id ...
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Copy the whole production environment to staging

There is the following WSS solution deployment scenario: Copy the whole production WSS to staging Deploy new solution/update to staging Run automated tests & human tests on staging Deploy new ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Recycle IIS Application Pool': Object reference not set to an instance of an object

I get this error in the deployment step of a share-point farm based project. Most of the suggested solutions on the net are a simple Visual Studio re-start, however, a simple VS restart won't fix ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to deploy centrally managed Infopath forms with reusable workflows to a new environment

I am looking for a way of deploying solutions based on infopath and reusable workflows through development, test and production in a consistent manner. Can anyone outline a robust approach to the ...
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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 change deploy server in visual studio 2010 for web part?

I have a web part that I have been deploying to Server A. I now have a new SharePoint environment I would like to deploy my web part to (Server B). How can I set the web part solution to deploy to ...
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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 ...