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What is “feature stapling”?

I've seen the term "feature stapling" used around this site and some blogs. What exactly does this mean? My best guess is that it has something to do with dynamically activating features from other ...
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Сan't programmaticaly activate the Publishing Feature for the Blog site

I'm developed a solution for stapling features. in my solution are located two projects, one project contains a module which consist the id features, what I want to attach to the sites collections and ...
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Which publishing feature creates a search site?

I have created some custom WebTemplates for SP2010 and activated a load of publishing features which have in turn created a search site. Does anyone know which feature is likely to create this subsite ...
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Sharepoint Report center

Is the Report Center option available for sub-site creation? I would like to utilize it for Director reporting and scorecards/dashboards
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Activate Feature in Powershell and specify custom properties

I want to activate a feature with custom properties. It is easy to do in onet.xml by providing Properties: <Feature ID=“78277796-98D9-4276-B7D2-E3374AAC43D8“> <Properties> ...
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Errors when attempting to install a sharepoint 2010 feature

I'm attempting to install and activate a feature containing a Timer Job. When I execute the install-spfeature cmdlet I get the following error. What is the source of my error? PS ...
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Column 'Document Id' not added to Library even after activating 'Document ID Service'

To enable document id feature in SP10, I followed the steps mentioned in the following posts: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ecm/archive/2011/10/12/document-id-in-sharepoint-server-2010.aspx ...
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How to replace a Default List “Events” with a new custom list for all the sites

I am trying to find a script that will replace Sharepoint Events List with one of Custom List i created + Copy all the data of Events list to my newly created list. I know how to Delete a list and ...
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removing a sharepoint solution duplicates entry in web.config?

My intentions is to be able to add and remove web.config changes when a solution is installed or uninstalled. The code below and the powershell below works ALMOST as expected. When I add sp ...
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Provision listview webpart on page layout using feature

I've deployed a custom page layout using a module in a feature, like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"> <Module ...
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Customizing a feature: Site Options? Config List? Something else?

I'm developing a feature that renders a link on the user's screen, and I need that link's destination URL to be configurable by site collection administrators (SCAs) who are not developers. Where ...
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Making a cab file with ddf (to create a wsp solution package)

I am trying to Create a ddf file for my custom list feature using tutorial given in this link Create a wsp using ddf but in this link there isn't enough Information like what is the directory ...
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Schema.XML not found in 12/Template/Features/myfeature

I am trying to create a custom list feature, what I did is created feature and then i build a solution out of it using this tutorial Creating a Solution file for Feature when it creates a .wsp ...
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Custom Claim Provider - What is the fix for “Error loading the claim provider assembly”?

I have implemented a custom SPClaimProvider that is doing claims augmentation in the FillClaimsForEntity method. I have packaged this as a SharePoint feature and deploy it in a WSP. I am trying to ...
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Using configuration of base web template in custom web template

I'm creating a custom web template, and I'd like for my configuration only to add the things I need above and beyond what's in the base web template (in my case, CMSPUBLISHING#0). My template works ...
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How to dynamically set Module URL property in Elements.xml file

I have created a module that creates a site page inside a pages library. Is there a way we can dynamically set Url property of the Module node in the XML file? I would like to set the Url property ...
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Column 'ListId' does not belong to underlying table ''

I am trying to run the following code I found somewhere here, but I got this exception on this line DataView dv = new DataView(dtResults); using (SPWeb web = properties.GetWeb()) { ...
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Event receiver not working properly?

I created an Event Receiver for a feature, my problem is when I deploy the solution, the feature is deployed as active but never goes through my FeatureActivated() inside my Event Receiver. It also ...
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Strange exceptions ocurring

I am having very big trouble with features, my feature has the following site columns content type list tempalte list instance After fighting a lot, I removed the feature and created them again in ...
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Error on activating Publishing Feature SharePoint 2010

I am working with SharePoint 2010. I need to activate SharePoint Publishing Infrastructure Feature under Site Administration>Site Collection features. But when I try to activate this feature I get the ...
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How to upgrade a specific aspx or ascx file in an existing solution

In the current project, the solution is already existing, the solution has like 5 features and each feature deploys different things. The current development never used feature versions. So I ...
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Custom list Feature problems

I created a custom list definition, which works well. When i deploy, the list definition is added, when i retract, the list definition retracts properly. I also created a list instance from said ...
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How can I provision a page using a page layout from another feature?

I have a generic feature, feature #1, that will be deployed to multiple site collections and will include some standard page layouts include one called OneColumn.aspx. I have another feature, feature ...
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Error Deploying Solution - returns The feature path 'myfeaturename' must be of the form 'directory/feature.xml'

Let me start out by saying I'm sure WSP builder or STSdev is the way to go, but I can't use those where I work, so I'm having to do this all manually. So here's where I am. I have created a simple ...
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Caml defined Custom Action, UrlAction and the multi language interface

When defining a custom action via the CAML schema definition, the UrlAction parameter specifies the "site or site collection relative URL of the page, for example, ~site/_layouts/sampleurl.aspx or ...
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When will be the next SharePoint version coming?

I can't wait for a better version of SharePoint. I heard that the next version is SharePoint 2012 but now we have reach year 2012 but yet not receive any news on the beta version or even alpha version ...
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Deploying an individual feature

I am using sharepoint software factory and have a number of features within it. How can I deploy an individual feature to my local dev farm, as opposed to the whole lot? Thanks
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XML Dictionary - how to provision with feature and read it?

I have an visual webpart and I need to populate drop down with content extracted from xml file. How can I provision that XML file with feature and then how can I access it from my codebehind to be ...
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Managing WebParts with dependencies on Web scoped Features

I have a Web scoped Feature which provisions a number of Content Types, List Templates & Instances, Custom Actions etc that enables a discrete set of functionality. I also have a number of ...
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editing sharepoint file in the feature folder

I'm having an issue. I want to make a quick change to an aspx file that I recently deployed to a sharepoint server. Due to some circumstances, it is not worth the time to edit and recompile the ...
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Sharepoint 2010 and 'My Sites Blog'

I'm working with a customer to try to help them create a new site with a template they have created. I am able to reproduce the error locally, which is: The site template requires that the Feature ...
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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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Activating OOTB Features Fails

I have a Farm with multiple Site Collections. One of these Site Collections refuses to activate 4 specific Out-of-the-Box (OOTB) Features, namely: aebc918d-b20f-4a11-a1db-9ed84d79c87e ...
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Issue with the survey list settings?

Have created a feature(list provisioning) to update the "showuser" property of the survey list and stappled on the webapplication, it works perfectly fine and sets the list property when the survey ...
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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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Changing SharePoint 2010 Feature name and installation directory after deployment

I need to change the name and installation directory of some features that are already deployed in a client's environment. I can change the feature name from the feature designer, and change the ...
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How do you activate a feature on promotion?

When promoting a wsp and you have 1 or more features you wish to activate as soon as promoted, how do you do so without manually activating them on the site they are deployed to?
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Documents opening in Office Web Applications (when they're not installed)

I have a farm where for every new site collection the "Open Documents in Client Applications by Default" feature is disabled. So when ever a user opens an excel or word file it will try and open it in ...
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MOSS 2007 : stsadm -o preupgradecheck found missing feature files for features still active in deployment

This is the last thing I have left to fix to pass the pre upgrade check. There are a three features that are referenced by the content but not installed on the server (not sure how this happened). Two ...
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How to embed a CQWP into a master page or DelegateControl

I'm looking for a way to embed a pre-configured Content Query Web Part into a master page. In short, I have a SharePoint:DelegateControl on the master page and I want to plug the web part into it by ...
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List Features that are part of a Solution Package

As part of a migration from SharePoint 2007 to 2010, I am cleaning up old features that are no longer used and/or would have compatibility issues with the upgrade - mainly the old FAB40 templates. To ...
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Feature with scope Web only on RootWeb

I have just a small Question: Can I tell a feature with scope "Web" only to be activated on the RootWeb in Feature.Template.xml? Something like RootWebOnly="TRUE" I have a listInstance ...
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Is there a way to create user-configurable Custom Retention Formulas, possibly through Custom Properties?

I am wanting to create a "user" - configurable Custom Retention Formula? Something like a simple version of the rules that Excel and other applications have which displays something like: ...
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Missing OOTB Enterprise Workflow Templates

I am using a SharePoint 2010 Enterpise server, with the Norwegian language pack installed. The issue that I am having is that some of the standard OOTB workflows (within the Workflow feature) are ...
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Is it possible to add page layouts/web parts using a feature activated in a sub site?

I'm trying to keep my code as organized as possible, and in doing so wanted to create sub sites (sub projects) that contain their own page layouts and web parts etc. Is it possible for me to put these ...
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Publish contenttype after activating feature (Office 365)

I've created a Contenttype and some fields in a visual studio project. They are deployed when activating the "Content types"-feature. But here's the problem: I want them to be deployed to the Content ...
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Publishing feature in Sharepoint 2010: Groups

Someone told me a while ago that it isn't recommended to delete the groups that are created when activating the publishing feature on sitecollection-level. Anyone who has an idea why? I'd like to keep ...
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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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Feature based XML vs. Object Model: Which is better for content type development?

I've been researching a few different ways to create content types and I recently discovered that you can use the Object Model to do this. All of the examples I have found online typically use XML ...
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In SharePoint 2007 what feature or solution added the WebPart Page Doc library templates?

In SharePoint 2007 what feature or solution added the WebPart Page Doc library template? We have it on one Farm, but not another. Is it part of the Fab 40? A site feature or a Site collection ...