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UAT and Production environment can use the same server?

As a short answer: No You can't add two different versions of the same solution name in the same environment. Workarounds You have 2 workarounds Redploy the same solution with a different name. In ...
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.sln or .csproj which one do I turn into a .wsp?

Open solution in Visual Studio. Right click on the solution and deploy or build the solution. Now check your solution configuration If your are in debug mode, then find your .wsp in the following ...
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Difference between Feature ID and Solution ID

Solution id is identity of Solution package (.wsp file). If you are deploying wsp file, it will check solution id. If exists, it will update solution. Solution contains all the features, assembly, ...
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.sln or .csproj which one do I turn into a .wsp?

You can have multiple SharePoint projects (.csproj) in the same Visual Studio solution (.sln). Each SharePoint project builds into a WSP (right-click on the project and select "Package" or "Publish" ...
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Method of comparing and finding out the difference between two wsp files

Your point is actually about comparing two binary files. First, obviously, you can compare exact size of the files: if they don't match, you know they're different. But the best would be to use ...
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how to build wsp in visual studio 2012 without actually deploying the project

Yes, you can build and publish WSP without deploying solution.There is 'Publish' option in visual studio 2012, click on it & specify hard drive folder path to publish WSP. First bulid your ...
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How to deploy solution to other applications which is already existing in the farm?

You can easily do that either from the Central Administration (System Settings, Farm Solution, click on your solution, and then "Deploy": you can select the ttarget Web application), or from a ...
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Extract Wsp solutions

try below steps to get the files. First of all, locate the WSP package that needs to be investigated. you can go to Central Application system settings > manage farm solutions and download the ...
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SharePoint Responsive Package PNP tools not able to enable feature in Package

Download and install the PS commands from http://aka.ms/officedevpnpcmdlets15. It should unpack the dll's to C:\Program Files (x86)\OfficeDevPnP.PowerShell.V15.Commands. You then have to import the ...
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Solution deployment stuck on deploying SharePoint 2013

In my case I have followed below steps to deploy the solution: I have cancel my solution deployment from central admin. I have restarted SharePoint Timer Service in all my SP instance. I stopped ...
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How to deploy solution to other applications which is already existing in the farm?

No need to retract the solution. Just install it in your new web application using PowerShell. Install-SPSolution -WebApplication "[Site Collection URL]" -GACDeployment -Identity xxx.wsp
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Recycle IIS Application Pool'

Please verify following things Current logged in user is in Administrator group of SharePoint server. Please try once Recycling IIS by IISRESET it worked for me in past
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How to generate a .wsp file for my Event Receiver using visual studio to be deployed inside my live environment

First off, a SharePoint solution package file is actually a cab file with a .wsp extension. If you switch the extension to .cab, you can open the file and extract the contents so you can examine if ...
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How to generate a .wsp file for my Event Receiver using visual studio to be deployed inside my live environment

The above answer is correct or you can have another option as- Delete the .WSP files from the \bin\Debug folder and rebuild the solution. You can find the current/updated date to the WSP. Or You can ...
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Difference between Feature ID and Solution ID

Solution Id- A WSP contains unique / single Solution ID. One solution / WSP can contains many feature ID's, depending on the requirement. Feature ID- - Feature Id can be multiple in a single ...
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Update WSP solution Compatibility mode

I've searched for something similar for a long time, and never found a command to update a solution and its compatibility level. So, I end up with retracting the WSP, and then installing it back with ...
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Deploy a WSP solution from one farm to another

If you have wsp file then you can install it to other farm (I am assuming 2nd farm is also on same sharepoint version). Also make sure you follow the same deployment steps as you did in your 1st farm....
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Site created using a site template will not preserve the values for the columns (hidden columns will be set as required)

As I mentioned in a question you asked earlier, I had the same problem. I have only been able to solve it with an "unsupported" action. But it works perfectly. In my case it is a multi-site project ...
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I deployed a sp2010 wsp to sp2013, now SharePoint is looking in 15 hive for controltemplates

When I was working on new 2013 installs, we deployed files like those to both the 14 and 15 hives. Control Templates, images, etc. Sites created from 2010 templates looked in the 14 hive and sites ...
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Extract Wsp solutions

Unfortunately, WSPs contain compiled code, not source code. Of course, if the code in question is javascript, then that is easily obtaintable. For c#, there are a variety of tools, such as ILSpy to ...
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How can I have 2 versions of the same .wsp activated on SharePoint 2016

First, It's not possible to have 2 solutions with the same solution ID on the same farm. In your scenario, Unfortunately, you don't have SharePoint solution to open it with Visual Studio and change ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Solution struck on Retracting

Just run below steps: Run stsadm -o enumdeployments command in SharePoint Management Shell. Look for the JobId string corresponding to your solution. Copy that string. Run stsadm -o canceldeployment ...
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.sln or .csproj which one do I turn into a .wsp?

You can't turn .sln into a WSP. A .csproj created using appropriate SharePoint project template is turned into a WSP when you choose to deploy.
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What is causing a "Cannot find a Feature" error when uninstalling a solution?

Reference 1 and Reference 2 both are useful URL's. It's worked for me to uninstall the solution with Feature ID and then installed it. Hope it would be helpful to others!
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what is the difference between Retract wsp solution and remove wsp solution in sharepoint 2010

Retract is "uninstall this solution" Remove is "delete the installer files" Note that even removing a solution completely some artifacts may remain in your environment, you might need to manually ...
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Deploying a WSP package

If it the Farm solution( full trust code) then you have to deploy it to sharePoint Staging farm. You can use the powershell like this. Add -SPSolution "path of file i.e. C:\test.wsp" Install-...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id 'xxxxxxxxxxxxx' is not installed in this farm

The solution I came up with is a temporary fix. I created a shell script to retract, remove and redeploy the solution. So at first I would have a dedicated location to publish my .wsp file than a ...
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Solution deployment stuck on deploying SharePoint 2013

So it finally works , it's a SP problem , what I did is: I restart all my timer job with PShell stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs or [array]$servers= Get-SPServer | ? {$_.Role -eq "Application"} ...
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Solution Deployment : Error occurred for solution solution.wsp - Error: The copying of this file failed: Telerik.Web.Design.dll

there are couple of reasons for this error. if you have antivirus installed on the server, then make sure it is not blocking those dll to deploy. make sure SharePoint timer and Admin services running ...
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how to completely remove .wsp solution

Their are two ways to completely remove it. Use Central admin. go to central admin >System Settings -> Manage farm solutions. On this Page, click on the solution which you want to remove. 1st ...
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