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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This powershell runs but why is it so slow

I ran this powershell which automates wsp addition, activate, deploy web parts and it runs fine. However, it takes about 3 minutes to go through the whole process. Is this norm? = = = powershell code ...
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Custom Add New Item Form Not Loading After Solution Upgrade

On my farm solution, I am creating custom Site Collection Definition, Content Type and new List based on that Content Type. For the List, I created custom form and added it to the list Schema.xml as ...
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Activate features on subsite Sharepoint 2010

I have a problem when I activate the feature on the subsite. I try to create a wsp package with the module and feature. In the module I have stp files (list templates). <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Deploying SharePoint 2010 WSP to MOSS 2007

Please help me on this. Is it possible to deploy a WSP solution developed in SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2007. I know this is very akward question, but right now I am asked this very same question ...
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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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Updating an uncustomized master page deployed as a wsp solution

I deployed an uncustomized master page as a SP 2010 Server farm solution using these instructions http://plekky.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=11 Now I need to update the master page. I edited it ...
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Adding content to an existing SharePoint solution file (WSP)

I want to add a list, library, and custom web part to an existing .WSP file. I cracked open the existing .WSP file (renamed it to .cab and extracted it) and it contains list instance templates, ...
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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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How do I efficiently deploy a SharePoint project first to a test environment, then production?

I am still struggling to find an efficient way to handle deployment in SharePoint 2010. It seems as if this wasn't thought throught very well by Microsoft. I've had a look at the ideas here. These ...
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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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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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Retract solution in sharepoint 2010

How to retract a sharepoint solution without having remaining list intances, workflows, data etc?
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SharePoint Online web template debugging

I'm trying to develop a custom web template to use with SharePoint Online. I created an empty web online and saved it as a template (without content). I then loaded that WSP into Visual Studio and ...
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SharePoint 2010 Deployment: WSPBuilder 2010 or MSBUILD?

I'm new to SharePoint (SP) deployment. I need to deploy a SharePoint Foundation (SPF) 2010 solution. Currently, while debugging, I've been deploying it locally a la CTRL+F5. This generates the WSP ...
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Is it possible to export a site workflow?

If I have a Site Workflow on my development machine, what's the best way to deploy it onto the production system which is hosted on Microsoft SharePoint Online? I have found a way of doing it which ...
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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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Removing references to old Solution Workflow files

As part of an upgrade to Sharepoint 2010 from 2007, I've been removing old FAB40 templates by using the following process for each FAB40 solution; Delete any sites which use the solution, and ensure ...
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How can I avoid “service unavailable”/“recompiling” when deploying solutions

The topic says a lot. I'm looking for a way to avoid that ugly "service unavailable" page when you deploy a solution. Also, I would like some theory on it, as I'm not sure I understand it completely. ...
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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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Building VS 2010 projects for SharePoint 2010 & 2007

I am curious if anybody else out there is trying to development a single SharePoint product that works with both SP2007 and SP2010, and what approach you have taken to structure your Visual Studio ...
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Possible to modify the contents of a WSP through code?

I have a base WSP and I would like to create an automated process to update one of the files that it contains (an XML file). Is there anything in the Object Model that would allow me to do this? ...
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What is the recommended best practice for updating a SharePoint Solution (WSP)?

What is the best way to update a SharePoint solution in a multi-server production environment? We have 2 Web Front Ends which are hardware load balanced and 1 application server. I don't want to ...
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Use a supplemental .config file just for a web application

I'm trying to add a section into the web.config of a SharePoint 2010 application and I created a webconfig.myname.xml in the \14\CONFIG folder. I then ran the following command to apply the changes: ...
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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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If I have a wsp that is “Globally Deployed” in Central Admin > Manage farm solutions, where will it show up in my sites?

I figured it would show up under Galleries > Solutions or Site Collection Administration > Site Collection features in the site settings but I'm not seeing it in either of those locations. ...
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Tools for deploying solutions

I'm looking for an easier way of deploying multiple solutions. I know I can write some scripts which handle all my WSP packages (both install and uninstall), but I want something more automated. ...
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SharePoint 2007, WSP solution is not deploying to Global Assembly Cache

I have a standard WSP package with a single assembly that is deployed to the GAC. We have 2 versions of packages, both with the same assembly version and assembly file version. Version 1 installs ...
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Sharepoint Q&A tool like Stack Exchange

Are there any add-ons to Sharepoint to provide a Q&A type of site like this one or Stack Exchange? This would be for an internal corporate intranet, rather than a public site. I know there are ...
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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 2007 - Solutions deployment fails

Suddenly, when we attempt to redeploy a solution from central admin > Operations > solutions.. it says Error with no option to redeploy or remove. Also noticed, in Timer Job Status Application Server ...
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Why does WSP Deployment Type 'ApplicationServer' require features to be manually installed?

When I create a WSP with Deployment Type set to WebFrontEnd and deploy, all of the features contained within are automatically installed. Features that are set up as ActivateOnDefault="TRUE" (Farm or ...
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Create Site using .wsp-Template

this question may seem odd, but i can't get my head around it. I have an .wsp Template Site Package which i want to use on a new Site. Unfortunately, i can't find this package though i added it to ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Solution struck on Retracting

I have solution installed in my solution store. I am trying to retract the solution but is stuck on "Retracting". Solution Tried : 1 . Restart Timer Job services But when i am trying to add ...
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Verifying custom master exists before applying to a site

I have a branding solution consisting of one feature to deploy a custom master to the site collection. A web scoped feature exists in a separate solution that when activated sets the custom master as ...
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What can be excluded from source control in SPT 2010 solution (VS 2010)?

Besides the usual bin and obj folders, what else can be excluded from source control in the Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint solution I've built? I'm particularly interested in whether the pkg and ...
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How to run *.FLV file in SharePoint 2010

I'm looking for the free tool or free code in order to run *.FLV file in SharePoint 2010. Does Media Web Part support FLV video? Thanks and Best regards,
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After upgrade from 2007 to 2010 - Field Duplicate when trying to add feature

I upgraded a sharepoint from 2007 to 2010 with attaching the content database. After that i developed a new solution with the same content type i used in 2007. Adding the solution works fine but ...
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Deployed solution does not appear in site collection features.

I have a custom SharePoint solution that I am attempting to deploy to a very simple standalone SharePoint server installation. The installation has only two web applications, one for Central Admin ...
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How can I run post-package commands in Visual Studio 2010?

When building my SharePoint projects with Visual Studio 2010, I prefer to use Package instead of Deploy. Even if I plan to deploy the wsp on my computer, I want to use my PowerShell scripts in order ...
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How can I ensure that an Assembly is deployed to the GAC on all Servers in a Farm

I have a SharePoint Solution that contains an Assembly that contains an SPTimerJobDefinition that must be deployed to the GAC on all Servers in my farm. I have configured my farm in the following ...
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Users denied access after solution redeployment

My old solution has been running in my intranet farm for a long time. The solution contains a feature which deploys a webpart. The webpart shows the users of a group, together with information from ...
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How do I Activate the Signatures Workflow?

After fixing the intranet site that was deleted, I am re-establishing some pages that were lost. I have a site template that I created and when I try to use it on the top level site, I receive the ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Install Site Template using Powershell script

I want to install site template in SharePoint 2010. Basically i want to know how use install-spwebtemplate wsp name : SPT_SiteTemplate.wsp Name : SPT_SiteTemplate
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How to create the wsp package in visual studio 2010 with following features? [duplicate]

I want to create a wsp package. When I deploy it, it must add features such as two SharePoint lists, one webpart, one image library sequentially. Can I do this in WSPBuilder? I want to deploy this on ...
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Best way to package publishing content types

I'm currently planning on how to package my Publishing content types in a WSP to make deployment in production easier. I came a cross the following choices 1- create a feature receiver and ...
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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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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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.wsp/.cab file creation in SharePoint

So I had to dismantle a .wsp file to correct some pathing issues that wouldn't fix any other way in feature.xml (this is a site template), and now can't seem to find a decent utility to put the ...
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Resource Files in SharePoint 2010

I'm using a resource file to store the database connection string. This was successfully deployed in {SharePointRoot}\Resources\. I tried editing the file and change some of the values just to test it ...