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Deploy upgrade definition files and new site definitions (Windows SharePoint Services)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: February 12, 2008

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Updated: 2008-02-12

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You can create upgrade definition files and custom site definitions in a separate development environment. Then, you can use the following process to deploy new upgrade definition files and custom site definitions to your server.

ImportantImportant:

This step must be performed after installation, but before running the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.

Before you deploy upgrade definition files and site definitions

Before you perform this procedure, you must create the upgrade definition files and custom site definitions. For more information, see Develop new custom site definitions and create upgrade definition files (Windows SharePoint Services) and the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Software Development Kit (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=72207&clcid=0x409).

Deploy upgrade definition files and site definitions

  1. Save the upgrade definition files to the %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\CONFIG\UPGRADE folder.

  2. Save the custom site definitions to the %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\SiteTemplates\NAME folder, where NAME matches the site definition name (for example, ACTION). Name the new folder using all uppercase letters.

  3. Save the Webtemp.xml files for your custom site definitions to the %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LCID\XML folder. Name the files WEBTEMPNAME.xml, where NAME matches the site definition name (for example, WEBTEMPACTION.xml).

  4. You might need to reset Internet Information Services (IIS) to recognize the new site definitions. To reset IIS, run the following command on the command line:

    iisreset /noforce

  5. If you have a server farm, repeat these steps for all servers in your farm.

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