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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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 ...
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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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Possible to create a document library for my web part on installation?

I have a web part that need to have its own document library. Is there any way for me to check to see if that document library exists and if not create it, when the WSP is installed?
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WSP for Site Definition does not show up when creating a new site

WSP for Site Definition does not show up when creating a new site. I uploaded a new wsp under the solution gallery of the site collection. I went to a sub site and click on Create from "all content" ...
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Only Upgrade solution works!

We are having a weird issue. None of our WSPs (MOSS 2007 and 2010) work first time they are deployed. We noticed that upgrading solution (after deploying) works. Our WSPs normally replace user ...
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Import wsp with studio 2010

I imported a WSP that was in the gallery (put in there by the old developer) into a new studio wsp import project. It looks really noisy (too much stuff that we don't even use when creating a site ...
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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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error CS0234: The type or namespace name 'DirectoryServices' does not exist in the namespace 'System'

I have deployed a feature (wsp) on our new production server but get the following error: error CS0234: The type or namespace name 'DirectoryServices' does not exist in the namespace 'System' The ...
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Retracting solution from Central Admin?

In Central Administration I went to System Settings->Manage Farm Solutions In there I selected the WSP I want to retract, clicked the Retract Solution link and clicked "OK" with all of the ...
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Adding a WSP through the Management Shell?

I have a WSP that I am trying to install on my development SharePoint server. I used the Management Shell to do this: Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath c:\temp\mySolution.wsp and then: ...
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List of best practices on structuring SharePoint 2010 solutions

I am looking for good guidance on how to structure a SharePoint Solution including: Visual Studio Project Structure Features (how to separate features) Namespaces When to use multiple project ...
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Multiple workflows in a sharepoint feature

Really simple - I'm wondering if it's possible to pack multiple custom workflows in a single wsp-solution/feature. I thought I could just create the workflows, and then add multiple instances of ...
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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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How to install a WSP that has dependent assemblies?

I have a solution in Visual Studio 2010 that is made up of 3 projects. I have one project for my SharePoint 2010 custom timer job, one project (Project A) that is used by my custom timer job, and ...
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Solution Package Deployment stucks at Deploying status in SharePoint 2010

While trying to deploy a solution package in SharePoint 2010, it stucks in the deploying status. I tried the follow steps but no success. Tried to the cancel the deployment from CA. Tried to ...
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Is it possible to deploy SharePoint solution (WSPs) via feature activation?

This seems to me an uphill task in SharePoint but is it possible to deploy the WSPs via SharePoint features? For instance, if we activate a certain feature then some specific SharePoint solutions ...
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'Unable to load assembly group' when activating a solution developed on SharePoint 2010 Foundation and deployed to SharePoint 2010 Enterprise

Whenever I activate a sandboxed solution (WSP) for a site, I get an unable to load assembly group message. The solution uses PublishingNavigation, and the site (and subsites) has got publishing ...
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Can I create WSP that deploys a file to 80 directory?

I have an existing WSP project with some features in it. I need to deploy a file to SharePoint 80 folder. Is this possible? I tried just putting it in project's 80 but WSPBuilder, which I use for ...
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Custom Workflow Activity - Solution does not exist

I've created a custom Workflow Activity, per the instructions at http://www.wictorwilen.se/Post/Sandboxed-workflow-activities-in-SharePoint-2010.aspx. I created my custom action, and I deployed it ...
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Sharepoint solution failing to retract

When I try to retract solution (via Central Administration or using stsadm), the solution stays in the Retracting state. I found a very similar question on Stack Overflow, but the services 'Windows ...
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Solutions and Office.com

Does anyone know when/how office.com will integrate with sandbox solutions Google ...
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Can I import a non-sandboxed .wsp file at farm level via SharePoint GUI?

I'm trying to import the MetadataWebPart, which comes packaged as a solution, to my site. Can I achieve this via Central Admin? Is this even possible without using PowerShell or some other script? ...
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Where are deployed solutions being used?

I'm in a MOSS 2007 environment and am looking to find a way to see where solutions listed in the stsamd -o enumsolutions are activated in site collections. How would I go aout finding out where these ...