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SharePoint Web Parts Installation Guide

SharePoint Web Parts by Coding Staff are provided in *.wsp packages (SharePoint Solution Package). After purchasing and downloading the SharePoint Package, the administrator can start the installation of this solution. There are 2 steps to follow:

  • The first step is the installation of the solution to the solution collection available in the server farm.
  • The second step is to deploy the solution itself on the server.

The first step is accomplished with the help of the standard utility “STSADM.exe” which is provided as a part of WSS and is available on the following path:

Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN

for Sharepoint Server 2007;

or located in

Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\14\BIN

for Sharepoint Server 2010.

The package installation is implemented by the following command:

stsadm -o addsolution -filename CS.WebPartName.wsp

where CS.WebPartName.wsp is the name of the purchased package; for example, CS.VideoPlayer.wsp for the Video Player.

After the successful command completion, the second step (deployment) can be executed via browser. Just go to Central Administration Management:

 

SharePoint Web Part

A new solution with a “Not Deployed” status will appear in the solution list. To deploy it, click the “Deploy Solution” button which will direct you to the solution page. Pick the web application that the solution should be deployed for, and hit “OK” – as a result, the solution status will be changed to “Deployed”. Then, to activate the solution, open your site and go to Site Action -> Site Settings - >Site Collection Administration - >Site collection features and click “Activate” for the respective solution:

SharePoint Web Part

Now, Web Part in the “Coding Staff Inc.” section can be selected and added to the necessary page:

SharePoint Web Part

The Web Part configuration is the only thing left to do. Please note, the configuration process is not universal and, therefore, described for each Web Part in the Web Part Configuration Guide.

 

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