How do I use SP Solution Installer once it is installed?

Jan 26, 2010 at 1:44 PM

The setup.exe ran just fine and the Demo was successfully installed.  My question is how do I use this to install other features once installed.  I guess I expected this to show up in my program files or something.  I am new to SharePoint.

Thanks,

Todd

Developer
Jan 28, 2010 at 5:43 PM
Edited Jan 28, 2010 at 5:44 PM

I typed up a long reply and codeplex lost it :(

 

So here is the short version: you need to read the explanation of what this is and what this does on the home page. See

 

http://sharepointinstaller.codeplex.com/

 

PS: This is not useful to you unless you have a SharePoint solution (wsp) that you wish to deploy.

Jan 28, 2010 at 8:34 PM

I have used the stsadm command to install wsp before.  My assumption was that this installer would perhaps prompt me for the wsp that I wanted to install and install it.  I ran the setup.exe and everything worked as expected.  In order to install a new wsp, do I need to modify the config file?  I thought that after running the setup.exe, I would have a program in my start menu or on the desktop that I could double click and run.  The only way I can see to run this now is to modify the config file and rerun setup.exe.  I do have a wsp file to install.

Thanks,

Todd

Developer
Jan 29, 2010 at 9:52 PM

You don't have to install it at all -- it is much more lightweight than that. It is a standalone program. You just need to make an appropriate config file.

Examples and explanation are here: http://sharepointinstaller.codeplex.com/

 

 

Oct 14, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Once I run setup it says that it's successfully installed... now what?

 

I have a wsp to deploy. Where do I start? That doesnt appear to be in the url provided above.

Developer
Oct 15, 2010 at 1:41 PM

LoisLane:

You don't have to install it at all -- it is much more lightweight than that. It is a standalone program. You just need to make an appropriate config file.

Examples and explanation are here: http://sharepointinstaller.codeplex.com/

 

If you go to that URL, and read the text, I believe you will find two configuration file examples, and explanations of every value listed.

So, you just make a configuration file, and then you have your end users run setup.exe with the config file -- and with the wsp located appropriately available as described in the config file -- for them to install the wsp.