Web Development

Installing SharePoint Application and Site Templates

Uploading .stp Site Templates

  1. Download the site template EXE file to your computer.
  2. Run the EXE file to unpack the template file to a location on your computer.
  3. Select the template file, <template_name>.stp, from the extracted distribution for the application template you wish to install.
  4. Log into your SharePoint site as the site Administrator.
  5. From the Site Actions drop-down menu in the top right, select Site Settings.
  6. Under the Galleries section, select Site templates.
  7. Select Upload to load an application template into this SharePoint site.
  8. Browse to the <template_name>.stp file from the distribution and select Open. If you have several application templates to load into your site, you can use the Upload Multiple Files… option to load them all at once.
  9. Click Ok to complete the upload of the application template to your SharePoint site.

Applying the new Site Template:

  1. Log into your SharePoint site as the site Administrator.
  2. From the Site Actions drop-down menu in the top right, select Site Settings.
  3. Under the Site Administration section, select Sites and Workspaces.
  4. Select Create to create a new site using a site template.
  5. Complete the new SharePoint site information. In the Template Selection section, select the Custom tab. Any application templates that have been uploaded will be listed here.
  6. Select the template to use for this site and click Create.
  7. A site has now been created using the application template.

Uploading .wsp Site Templates

To install the Application Template Core solution:

To deploy the Application Template Core solution on a server running Windows SharePoint Services, follow these instructions.

Note: To complete the following installation, you must have Administrator rights to both the Windows SharePoint Services site and server on which it is to be installed.

  1. Download the solution EXE file to your computer.
  2. Run the EXE file to unpack the template file to a location on your computer.
  3. Select the solution file, ApplicationTemplateCore.wsp, from the extracted distribution. This solution file will be added to the Windows SharePoint Services solution store.
  4. Via command line, run
    stsadm –o addsolution –filename ApplicationTemplateCore.wsp
  5. Next, run
    stsadm –o deploysolution –name ApplicationTemplateCore.wsp -allowgacdeployment
    Additional attributes may be required based on your Windows SharePoint Services configuration.
  6. Finally, run
    stsadm -o copyappbincontent
  7. The Application Template Core solution has now been added to the solution store, and deployed on the server.

To install an Application Template:

This server admin template is deployed in the Windows SharePoint Services environment as a solution. To deploy a solution on a server running Windows SharePoint Services, follow these instructions.

Note: To complete the following installation, you must have Administrator rights to both the Windows SharePoint Services site and server on which it is to be installed.

  1. Before installing any Application Template, you must first install the Application Template Core solution, ApplicationTemplateCore.wsp. If you have already installed this solution, proceed to Step 2.Otherwise, browse to the following URL to download the Application Template Core solution.
    http://go.microsoft.com/?LinkId=5922037
  1. Download the application template solution EXE file to your computer.
  2. Run the EXE file to unpack the template file to a location on your computer.
  3. Select the solution file, <template_name>.wsp, from the extracted distribution. This solution file will be added to the Windows SharePoint Services solution store.
  4. Via command line, run
    stsadm –o addsolution –filename <template_name>.wsp
  5. Next, run
    stsadm –o deploysolution –name <template_name>.wsp -allowgacdeployment
    Additional attributes may be required based on your Windows SharePoint Services configuration.
  6. The Application Template solution has now been added to the solution store, and deployed on the server.

Instructions for use:

  1. Log into your SharePoint site as the site Administrator.
  2. From the Site Actions drop-down menu in the top right, select Site Settings.
  3. Under the Site Administration section, select Sites and Workspaces.
  4. Select Create to create a new site using a site template.
  5. Complete the new SharePoint site information. In the Template Selection section, select the Application Templates tab. All deployed Application Template will be listed in this tab.
  6. Select the template to use for this site and click Create.
  7. A site has now been created using the application template.

To remove an Application Template solution:

This server admin template is deployed in the Windows SharePoint Services environment as a solution. To remove
a solution on a server running Windows SharePoint Services, follow these instructions.

Note: To complete the following installation, you must have Administrator rights to both the Windows SharePoint Services site and server on which it is to be installed.

  1. As Administrator, access the server. Removal is done via the command line utility stsadm.
  2. To retract a solution from being available to SharePoint sites, run
    stsadm –o retractsolution –name <template_name>.wsp
    Additional attributes may be required based on your Windows SharePoint Services configuration.
    Note: sites created from a solution will not function after the solution has been retracted.
  3. To delete a solution from the Windows SharePoint Services solution store, run
    stsadm –o deletesolution –name <template_name>
    Additional attributes may be required based on your Windows SharePoint Services configuration.
  4. The Application Template solution has been retracted and deleted from the solution store.

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