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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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 ...
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SharePoint list template repackaged, forms now unavailable (“cannot get ghost document”)

I had a SharePoint solution with a number of features packaged inside. I can't list them here, but it looked something like this: Features (Scope): (Site) MyDocument Content Type (Site) Log List ...
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Deploying WSP from saved as template - editing binary serialized web part in Visual Studio

I have deployed a WSP site template that originally came from "Save Site as Template" (our site was customized from a team site - STS#0). Now, we're making changes to it in in Visual Studio (as it's ...
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Unable to activate solution in SharePoint 2010 site

I have created a simple solution (just a new content type for now) that works both on my development machine and test server. However, when I upload it the solution gallery on the live site, it just ...
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SiteCollection Feature Upgrade Access Denied for Farm Admin

My solution contains Site Collection scope features and has been deployed to Site Collections that the farm administrator has not been granted any explicit permissions. If the farm administrator ...
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Alternate SharePoint Code Deployment Approach

We have begun to take an alternate approach to solution packaging and deployment, and I wanted to get the community's perspective on it. We deploy all of our master pages, css, js, and other custom ...
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Adding Features during Solution Update

Is there a supported method to add features during a solution update. We call Update-SPSolution and then upgrade our old features using SPFeature.Upgrade but any new features in the solution do not ...
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Error during solution import in Visual Studio 2010 and when applying a web template

I'm trying to import a solution from a wsp-file into a SharePoint 2010 project in Visual Studio 2010. The solution file results from a site template I exported using the "safe as template" option of a ...
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Anyone manage to deploy a WSP without it forcing an IISReset?

I'm working in SharePoint 2010 and have been unable to deploy (or retract) my WSP without causing an IISReset. Here's my situation: The solution contains: Fields One content type A page layout ...
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WSP Deployment success, but can't find where to Activate

In "Central Administration – System Settings – Manage Farm Solutions" I can see that my Solution has been deployed, to http://sp2010/. However when I go to there, and try to activate this feature ...
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WSP package stuck in retracting state

We are tring to run an update script. As part of this script we use stsadm command retractsolution and then deletesolution to remove the wsp packages. Our problem is that on the last run several of ...
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DWP file is not updated in the web part gallery by the stsadm upgradesolution command

I am trying to update a DWP file in the web part gallery by using stsadm upgradesolution. Here is what I am doing: Created a web part, put it in feature, packaged it in solution by WSPBuilder, ...
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Install-SPSolution : This solution contains no resources scoped for a Web application and cannot be deployed to a particular Web application

I have a powershell script that deploys about 12 web parts. They have all been created in the manner through visual studio 2010 and are being deployed to sharepoint 2010. I am getting the following ...
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How to deploy a LOT of solutions between SharePoint 2007 and 2010 Farms

Right now we're moving from a SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 farm, my current list of solutions implemented in the 2007 farm numbers somewhere in the 100's. A few ideas I had for moving them ...
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wsp deployment sometimes doesn't update gac-ed assembly on all servers

We are finding recently, with our wsp deployments, that on some of the WFE/APP servers in our farm that the assembly contained in the WSP, which should be gaced, is updating some servers but not all. ...
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WebPart not registered as safe

I have a webpart that is part of a larger solution, deployed as a WSP using WSPBuilder. I can see the SafeControl entry in the web.config and can see that the assembly has deployed to the GAC. The ...
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Problems with WSP Deployment

We have a server farm that is having issues deploying WSPs. The odd thing is that the server goes through all the motions of deploying the WSPs with no errors. That is, the job is scheduled ...
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How to deploy a web part that uses AjaxControlToolkit with WSPBuilder?

I'm trying to deploy a webpart that is an ASP.NET user control that uses AjaxControlToolkit via WSPBuilder, with not much success. There seems to be a lot of web.config edits that need to be done in ...
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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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What is best practice for deploying third party SharePoint 2007 solutions?

I want to know what to look for and what to do (both from a developer and IT admin point of view) before installing a third party solution into a SharePoint 2007 farm? Is there a checklist that I ...
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InfoPath form status stuck on “Installing”

I have followed many of the recommended practices to install an InfoPath form that needs Administrative approval (see this link). However, I am still unable to see the form finally complete it's ...
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WSP Solution Features Folder Subfolders

Today I was asked if I could build my wsp solutions in such a way as to not load all of the features (list definitions, content types, etc.) directly in the FEATURES folder of the 12 hive. They would ...
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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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Deploying all components of an InfoPath form plus managed code as a solution

Has anyone successfully packaged up an InfoPath form solution with the following features? Custom site columns for properties promoted from form Custom content types to be associated with form ...
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Best practice for developing a WebService in SharePoint?

I've followed the following steps to build a WebService in SharePoint: Created a new project using WSPBuilder. Added a 'WebService' (Add a new web service to the layouts folder) Do a WSBBuilder ...
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Add in files under config catalog in a Sharepoint 2007 solution

Is it posible to add files under the 12 folder in a wsp solution? I need to add a file under the 12/config folder.
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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 ...