Installation of Webparts

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  • How to Install .dwp Webparts
    • > Go to your Top Level Sharepoint Site
    • > Go to "Site Actions" - "Modify All Site Settings" - "Webparts"
    • > Click on "upload" - "New Document"
    • > Browse to .dwp file
    • > Then Click on Upload
  • How to Install .wsp Webparts
    • > Unzip the content (most .wsp's are supplied as a zip archive)
    • > Create a batch file in the same folder as your extracted zip
    • > Copy/Paste the command... "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN\stsadm.exe" -o addsolution -filename insertnamehere.wsp
    • > Run batch (elevated if Server 08)
    • > Go to Sharepoint Central Admin
    • > Operations > Solutions
    • > Find your uploaded .wsp, and click deploy (NB: this will usually do an IIS reset so dont do it when Sharepoint is being used - users will get a 500 Error!)