CollabXT SP - First Steps

At the moment, there is no automated installer for CollabXT SP. In order to run the generator successfully, the following steps are necessary.

Prerequisites

The following assumes a Windows Server 2003 with SharePoint installed.

Installation of Site Templates and WebParts

Before the CollabXT SP generator can successfully generate a V-Modell XT portal, the CollabXT webparts and site templates must be installed in the target server. They are bundled in a SharePoint wsp solution file. The command-line script deployment_script.cmd will install this solution in the target SharePoint root website. To do so, please do the following:
  • Open the file deployment_script.cmd in a text editor.
  • If necessary, change the path to point to the bin directory of your SharePoint installation. For an English default installation, this would be C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN
  • Change the URL of the target root website to the URL of the SharePoint root website that you want to install the CollabXT solution in. Replace all occurences of http://sts-server in the file with the URL of your website.
  • Run the customized deployment_script.cmd
  • If the CollabXT solution has not yet been installed in the target website, deployment_script.cmd will output several errors because it tries to remove the non-existent solution. These messages can be safely ignored.

Grant SharePoint object model access to CollabXT webparts

By default, SharePoint does not allow webparts to access it's object model. The CollabXT webparts will not work without access to the SharePoint object model. For more information, please refer to: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and Code Access Security The easiest but not the safest way is to set the trust level to full. To do so, please do the following:
  • Open the web.config file. It is usually located in C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80
  • Look for this line: <trust level="WSS_Minimal" originUrl="" />
  • Change the trust level to "Full", like so: <trust level="Full" originUrl="" />
  • Save and close the file
  • Restart IIS by issuing the command iisreset.exe on the command line.

Run the generator

Now the SharePoint server is prepared for the CollabXT SP generator.

Last edited Oct 24, 2007 at 11:10 AM by kalus, version 8

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