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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How can I activate a wsp solution uploaded to solution gallery via code in SharePoint 2013

I'm creating a site definition which provisions a subsite based to a webtemplate(wsp) file. This webtemplate file is packed in a feature containing a module.When the feature is activated the wsp file ...
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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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How to apply a activated feature/workflow to a list

I have created a global workflow and added it to a SP 2010 site as a solution (which I have activated), but when I go to apply this workflow to my list/library the new workflow template is not in the ...
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Add-SPSolution Error An object in the SharePoint administrative framework, "SPSolutionLanguagePack Name=0

When I tried to add my wsp solution I am getting the error, An object in the SharePoint administrative framework, "SPSolutionLanguagePack Name=0 Parent=SPSolution Name=myeventreceiver.wsp", ...
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Can't activate SharePoint solution

I am having a problem activating the CRM List Component for SharePoint (which is just a .wsp file). I went to Site Settings -> Web Designer Galleries -> Solutions and uploaded the solution. No problem ...
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Tool to clean up the WSP Solution Deployment

I have a bunch of wsp files that already exist on the server. Are there any tools that will generate me the necessary scripts so that all the features that reside inside the WSP will be deactiveted ...
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Create WSP package in Visual Studio 2013

How to create WSP Package in Sharepoint 2013 by Visual Studio 2013. If I see to bin catalog there are two catalog more. The: Debug Catalog Release Catalog How to prepere a WSP Package, to wsp ...
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convert to sandbox

How I can deploy a custom webpart solution inheret Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.DataFormWebPart as sandbox solution ? as Microsoft documentation, there is a restrication on using this class in ...
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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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Deploying WSP to a specific web application

I have created a SP 2013 solution, and I want to deploy this in my farm. But the requirement is that I don't want this wsp to be available in all the web applications. It should target only to my web ...
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Disadvantages of starting a remote powershell session and doing deployment

Are there any disadvantages in starting a New-PSSession from dev machine and deploying the wsp to QA machine remotely rather than going to QA machine and deploying the wsp?
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VS Package Designer File Icons - What do they mean?

In a Mapped Folder what do these two different icons indicate about each file? This is just for illustration, the same file is not being deployed twice SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio 2012 Thanks
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Deploying the same WSP file with a different name

I have created wsp file using Visual Studio 2010 that servers an application pages in site. My solution file name is "Portal.wsp". I have already deploy this solution file on my server it running ...
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Problem while installing SP solution “Timeout error CodePlex.SharePointInstaller.InstallException: Timeout error”

I am trying to install SP solution inside my SharePoint 2013, but during the installation i got the following exception :- ***** Bamboo Core V2 (Prerequisite Component) ***** ***** ERROR ***** ...
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migrate timer job from sharepoint 2007 to 2010

is it possible to migrate a custom timer job from SharePoint 2007 to 2010? is so,please let me know what points should i keep in mind before & after proceeding.
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Generate wsp file using TFS Server

I have a SP 2013 project created using VS 2012 solution.Its added into TFS. Now i have to give it to customer, such that whenever there is a change they will take a build from TSF server and deploy ...
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How to add and use external assemblies in solutions?

I need to use DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll in my code. In the solution package, I included this external dll in the Additional Assemblies. It looks like this: I also need to reference it, so that I ...
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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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Renamed Project, WSP name doesn't change

I have renamed my SharePoint project "SolutionName.ProjectName" in Visual Studio 2013, but the wsp is still being generated as the "SolutionName". How do I ensure the wsp takes the name of the project ...
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how to build wsp in visual studio 2012 without actually deploying the project

I am trying to create a wsp for my project in visual studio 2012. when i build my project it is not creating a wsp only when i deploy my project it is creating a wsp in my bin/debug folder. Is there ...
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Cannot “Publish” wsp in Visual Studio 2013

I'm having problems with trying to create the .wsp file for a SharePoint project. I assume it was as easy as right-click the project, click "Publish", then set a Local Path. I was able to reach the ...
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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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Download/Export solution from site solution gallery

I'm trying to automate the process of downloading one solution and then add/install the same solution to other site collections. The first thing to do would be to download the freshly created solution ...
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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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how to move wsp's from one server to another server using powershell

I have a requirement to move all WSP's from Local Machine to QA server using PowerShell. Any links please.
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Localization problems in WSP template

I configure a SharePoint 2013 site using the web interface. I save the site as a template, a WSP package. I then utilize this template on new, clean, team sites. It works great almost all the times. ...
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Creating and Updating Custom Lists

I have written two methods CreateList and UpdateList to create and update list accordingly. I need to use these methods while deploying the WSP to a Site Collection. Please advise whether I can call ...
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wsp Template loaded, but site creation problem

I have a wsp file from a different farm sent to me and would like to use it on my organization's sharepoint environment. I loaded the template and activated it and can see it as a template when I ...
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Deploy assemblies into GAC using SharePoint package

If I have3rd party assemblies in the bin directory of the project and want to deploy them to GAC using SharePoint WSP, how to do it?
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“List not found” error when deploying WSP to host-named site collection

We have prepared a SharePoint site collection with a site and a sub-site which we have saved as two WSP template files, including content. These deploy fine to our Staging server when we put them ...
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Unable to activate solution in another machine

I have a solution that has custom site columns and content types. When I try to activate this on the production box is does not allow me to do so and whenever I try to activate, it gives me an error ...
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Detecting Solution Deploying Status

I am Looking for a way to detect if the a solution is deploying the following code does not seem to return "Deploying" like I see in central admin. $wspID = Get-SPSolution -Identity 'mysolution.wsp'; ...
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Ghost SharePoint solutions must die

We are developing a custom claims provider. In order to aid in debugging I write to a log file. I have little experience with SharePoint but I found and follow several different guides. ...
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Difference between Retract solution and Remove solution in SharePoint

In Central Administration if I go to "System Settings > Manage farm solutions" I can see my deployed solutions (via Visual Studio). Clicking on any of my deployed solution takes me to "Solution ...
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Restore Search Content DB under search site collection in SP2010

Below is my scenario:- I have a main application(http://dev.example.com/en/) and it has its own content DB. I have search application inside the main application as a site ...
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WSP contains a TermSet but it isn't imported

We've exported a Site Collection which contains Term Set navigation as a WSP. Opening the WSP as a Cab I can see that it contains the TermSet However, whether I use Powershell to deploy the WSP at a ...
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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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Can you install SharePoint apps for Intranet/Offline Farm?

The company I work for will be installing a SharePoint 2013 Farm soon and we are looking into what apps and solutions we could utilize for our Intranet. As far as I can tell - there is no way to ...
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Access Denied on installing WSP having Web Application scoped Feature

As the title says. I am trying to deploy a solution through central admin which has a Web Application scoped feature. As soon as I try to install it, it goes to access denied page. Strangely, when I ...
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SharePoint .wsp retraction error

I am deploying a solution by Visual Studio. I get the error during Retraction: The solution does not have a WSP file associated with it. I tried to do IISRESET and also to restart the server.
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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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SharePoint 2010 solution not deploying correctly (features not available)

I have been working on a SharePoint 2010 solution on a server using Visual Studio. Unfortunately the server decided to die on me. Fortunately I have the solution backed up using source control and had ...
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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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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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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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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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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.