A solution package is the distribution package (file extension .wsp) that delivers your custom SharePoint code and artefacts to the web servers within your server farm.

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Features Required to Import Personal Site

I was working on a personal SP site as a development environment and now I am ready to move to the actual site. I exported the personal site into a .wsp file, uploaded it to the new site, and ...
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Deploy Solutions to Application or Web Front End Server

My SharePoint environment consists of 3 servers: SQL, App, WFE. SharePoint Foundation Web Application service is running on WFE. Which servers in my environment do I need to deploy WSPs (WFE and/or ...
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CRM & Sharepoint Integration - solution crmlistcomponent not working

I want to integrate Sharepoint 2010 Foundation and MS Dynamics CRM 2013. I installed the solution crmlistcomponent and hav set the settings on the server as described here: Answer on Stackoverflow ...
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how to deploy .wsp to all servers in the Sharepoint 2007 Farm

What is the stsadm -o command for deploying .wsp solution file into all servers in the SharePoint 2007 Farm? My second question is: How i can check with already deployed .wsp solution if it is ...
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Open in explorer view programatically

I want to open a list in Explorer mode programmatically. As we can't use javascript, what will be the approach and which WSP builder project will we create (I mean webpart, event handler, workflow? ...
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Uninstall and remove the solution from SharePoint Server 2010 thoroughly

I want to ask how to uninstall and remove the solution package from SharePoint Server 2010 thoroughly? I have a problem when I deploy a solution in SharePoint Server 2010. This solution had deployed ...
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No Custom tab to select template (wsp) in SP2013 Foundation?

I cannot see the Custom tab to select a wsp. If I go to Central Management and create a site I see the custom tab but then the activated wsp's do not show up. Can anyone help me out here.
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Development Environment SharePoint 2010

I have some questions about SharePoint 2010 development environment. I want to develop a solution package. Should development environment is the same version as environment production? If I need ...
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ActivityNotFoundException during feature activation

I have a workflow 2013 included in Full trust solution (WSP). When I add a variable of type DynamicValue to the workflow and try to deploy the solution using VS 2012 I get the error during feature ...
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Deploy SharePoint 2010 Custom Solution to 2013 SharePoint

I do not have much experience with SharePoint 2013 when it come to development, at least not yet. I know that 2013 has both a 14 and 15 hive, which would lead me to think that you can put 2010 ...
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Can I deploy a farm solution to my site collection only

I have created a visual web part using visual studio of type "Farm solution", then I add the wsp file using the following command:- PS C:\Users\Administrator> Add-SPSolution ...
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Fixing managed meta data navigation problem

I have the following :- SharePoint server 2013 web application. the web application contains two site collections of type enteprise wiki. i have enabled metadata navigation for the two site ...
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Uninstalling farm solutions, will not remove the related site collection features

I am facing a problem which I cannot understand how to fix it. Now I have installed third party tools inside my SharePoint 2013 server. Then I wanted to remove them, so i went to "Central ...
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Farm solution deployed to my web application , is not available to new site collections

I have a .wsp Farm solution deployed to my web applications, as follow:- I have created this solution using VS .Now inside my current web application I have 2 site collections. Old site ...
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Remove Sharepoint from IIS website retracts solution

I have a question on unextending a web app. When I unextend a web app, I find that all my files in the wpresources folder are removed even if other web apps are using these files. This is strange. ...
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How to export .wsp solution files from SharePoint 2007 Farm

I want to download/export all .wsp solution files from SharePoint 2007 farm in order to deploy them again on new environment. How can i export or download .wsp files? I don't want to extract .wsp ...
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Issue when *directly* deploying a Solution on SharePoint 2013

I have been having trouble deploying a WSP file (a solution containing visual web parts and [primarily] core backend logic) to our SharePoint 2013 server. Deploying through Visual Studio works ...
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Single wsp VS multiple WSPs (100 +)?

So we have created Sharepoint 2013 Webparts for a Specific solution. As we didn`t have TFS and had multiple developers work within one install on a remote server , we separated into multiple projects ...
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Retract solution (WSP) in Visual Studio 2013 - Delete Content Types

When I use Retract command in VS 2013 on my WSP, content types do not get deleted on the site. So whenever I want to update content types, I need to recreate the site. I've done some analysis on this ...
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Automating Sharepoint Foundation 2013 Installation and Deployment of Project

I'm a long time software developer with absolutely no experience in Sharepoint. I have just joined a new company and I was asked by the team leader to create an installer for Sharepoint Foundation ...
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Sandbox Solution: Why won't it update when published?

I have a weird problem in VS 2013 working with a SharePoint NCSS Sandbox Solution. Whenever I right-click and Publish the .wsp locally on the file system, it publishes an old version of the .wsp. By ...
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Retain Items and item history on feature re-deployment

Using SharePoint feature/solution I have created a list instance with 4 fields and is currently in production. I got a request to add another 3 fields to existing list instance so making it 7 fields ...
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Deploy the global.asax file using wsp

I need to make change to global.asax in custom STS . Since 7 applications use this STS, I would like to create a package ,so that it is deployed on all servers . Could anyone provide code or link ...
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Deploying Visual Studio 2012 solutions to SharePoint 2010 like WSPBuilder

I have spent several years developing SharePoint solutions for WSS 3.0 using Visual Studio 2008 and the WSPBuilder add-in. WSPBuilder would generate a folder containing a setup.exe file. This file ...
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SharePoint PowerShell Script deployment. Only errors outside of Visual Studio?

I have a problem regarding deployment of WSP package. I develop the solution using Visual Studio and use No Activation + a PowerShell script as 'post-deployment' command. The PowerShell script is the ...
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Deploying “Renditions: Word to Wiki” inside Sharepoint 2013 [closed]

I have SharePoint server 2013 SP1 , and I want to use the Kaboodle Word to Wiki inside it. So I did the following steps to be able to test a trial version:- I download the related 7 .wsp files from ...
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Deployment Problems

I am trying to deploy SharePoint web parts that are based on a SharePoint project developed beforehand. I deployed them using a .bat and .ps1 files, running the former from command prompt. I've been ...
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error 404 but app is successfully deployed

I have deployed a solution containing a REST web service. When I recall the url I get error 404. What could be wrong? In the Central Admin I have the following properties Name: ...
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Deployment content type on production using a wsp

I've create a lot of custom content types in a Visual Studio Solution on the development environment. Everything works fine, and I deploy everything to the content type hub using Visual Studio (I've ...
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Upload site template PowerShell

I am using SharePoint 2013 and i want to create some spweb from a site template... I have created a site and added my desired content and i saved that site as template, then went to solution gallery ...
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Deploy wsp without logging to SP server

Can i deploy a wsp using powershell batch file without logging to the sp server ?
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How to debug and deploy Legacy solutions

I've migrated from visual Studio 2008 / 2010 + WSP builder for a while now, and have been using Visual Studio 2012 / 2013 + F5. Now I've come across some legacy solutions, which are still active and ...
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What does “Synchronize” paramter of Install-SPSolution do?

Install-SPSolution command can accept an optional Synchronize parameter. MSDN says that it "synchronizes all solutions or the specified solution in the local farm". But what does this mean? What ...
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Using sharepoint to develop bespoke solution in sharepoint

I have a solution which I need to implement in Sharepoint 2013. It is not very complicated project, but it is fairly comprehensive. It will need to have 10-12 pages site to meet a business need and ...
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Upgrading solution 2007 from the 2010 package

I have a small issue or a big one ... So I have a SharePoint 2007 where a solution build in visual studio 2008 is deployed. Recently i've started to develop in 2010, i converted the solution to the ...
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GacDeployment does not show any results

following scenario. I have a structure that looks as follows: WebApplication (App) --> SiteCollection (SiteCol) --> Site (Site) --> WebSite (Web) --> List I developed an eventreceiver which should ...
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The field with Id {GUID} defined in feature {GUID} was found in the current site collection or in a subsite

I am not the developer and I need to deploy a solution by add-SPsolution with WSP file. I don't have Visual Studio to make change like Overwrite="TRUE" During my first deploy, everything goes fine ...
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After a server upgrade, what types of health checks do you perform

We are currently trying to validate a deployment but want to make sure we've checked all the appropriate things. Other than testing new functionality, what steps to do you take to make sure an update ...
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How to migrate a custom site theme & layout pages from Staging-->Prod

I am wondering how to best migrate a custom theme (custom master page, layouts, including image and css assets etc) from one environment to another in SharePoint 2013 (STAGING-->PRODUCTION). The ...
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Deployment time of wsp in Sharepoint

I like to enter the deployment time of wsp into registry when we had installed on particular server. How to get it in code?
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How can I build a Visual Studio 2010 solution from wsp? [duplicate]

I've inherited a site with a Sandbox Solution but no documentation nor the original solution package. How can I extract the .wsp to get the solution? I tried renaming it to a .cab file and ...
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Possible to debug old solutions running in 2010 mode in a 2013 environment?

I've got a SharePoint 2013 VM for development using Visual Studio 2013. I've deployed an "old" 2010 wsp containing a visual webpart for using it within site collections running in 2010 mode in my 2013 ...
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Error deploying custom web parts

I deployed my WSP to the SP server and activated my solution. When I attempted to add my web parts to a page I get the message: A Web Part of Web Form Control on this Page cannot be displayed or ...
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Change default publish location in Visual Studio

Whenever I want to publish my SharePoint solution, the Target Location is selected as "C:\Users\Administrator\Documents". Is there a way to change the default value for this option?
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Custom CSS not updated

I have 3 css files that are located there : site\style library\folder\css These 3 files was deployed from a solution (.wsp). In the Elements.xml file, every css has these properties : ...
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“Unselect All” features when importing a site template to Visual Studio 2012?

In Visual Studio 2012 I'm importing a WSP of a site template using the "SharePoint Customization Wizard." The list of features displays with all items selected. I only want to import a couple ...
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Iterative deployments using WSP in SharePoint2010

I am looking for best practices for deploying frequent custom code changes to SharePoint 2010 server, my changes include all kind of changes like web parts, content types, workflows, feature ...
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Creating a .wsp for SharePoint 2013 from a SP2010 compatible project

I have a rather old SharePoint project that I believe goes back to SP2007, and is currently working fine with SP2010. My current process for creating a .wsp for sp2010 is to use WSPBuilder. It seems ...
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SharePoint 2013 Composed Look - How to add .spcolor and .preview file to SP Server via VS package?

We are using VS2012 and SP2013. Presently we are deploying a masterpage via VS module (without feature event receiver, so we are not activating it on deployment). Then, creating a composed look with ...
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Muilti deploy DLLs from external Projects into single WSP

I'm trying to build a single .WSP that should contains multiple DLLs from External projects. I've been following that this tutorial: Link I've followed all steps but on deploy , DLLS doesn't appear ...