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Web Parts Deployment

This document is provided in order to answer questions and furnish guidance for the following issues:

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Note: All the screen captures in this document show the installation process for the Nateev SharePoint Navigator. Unless otherwise noted, the process is the same for all other Nateev Web Parts.

Standard Installation

All Nateev Web Parts are available as a standard Microsoft Installation – an MSI file. Place the file on the computer on which you wish to deploy the Web Part (your SharePoint server), and double click to start the setup procedure.

Note: You must have local administrator permissions to be able to install and deploy the Web Part on your system.

The setup will deploy the Web Part on all virtual servers available at the time of installation. If you want to deploy the Web Part only to a specific virtual server, please read the topic Advanced Deployment. If you create a virtual server after installing the Web Part, and you want to make the Web Part available for use with this new virtual server, you can either re-install the Web Part, or deploy the Web Part to this specific virtual server.

Step 1 – Wizard Start

Verify that you are installing the Web Part you want.

Then click "Next" to start the process.

Step 2 – License Agreement

The Wizard displays the License Agreement for this Nateev product. Please read the license agreement and confirm that you agree to its terms and conditions.

You must accept the terms of this agreement to continue with the setup.

Step 3 – Installation Folder

The Wizard allows you to choose the installation folder for the Web Part files. The default location is under the Program Files folder, but you may use whichever folder you like. Use the "Browse" button to change the target folder. Use the "Disk Cost" button to see how much disk space the files take.

You can also decide whether to install the Web Part just for you or to make it available for all users. Note that this has no impact on users accessing the SharePoint server from client machines.

Step 4 – Confirmation

The wizard waits for you to confirm the installation.

You can decide now if you want to automatically restart IIS after the installation is complete (recommended).

Note that like any other Web Part installation, you must restart the IIS server in order to complete the installation and have the Web Part available for deployment. In the event you are installing more than one Web Part or have users logged onto the server, you may restart the IIS manually at a later time. Restarting the IIS server takes less than one minute.

There is no need to restart the main server; only restart the IIS server. To do this manually following the installation, open a command prompt and type IISRESET.

Step 5 – Installing

The Wizard shows the installation progress. This should take no longer then a minute. You may see a command prompt opened in the background when the setup deploys the Web Part to your server.

If you choose to automatically restart IIS after the installation, you will also see a command prompt with the IISRESET command. This is standard. You should not interrupt these command windows. As previously noted, the procedure should take no longer than a minute.

Step 6 – Complete

"Installation Complete" should now appear in the window.
Installation is now complete and the Web Part ready to be added to any SharePoint Web Part page.

You may now close the wizard.

Adding the Web Part to a SharePoint Services Site or Portal Area

Follow these steps to add the Web Part to a Windows SharePoint Services site:
  1. Using your browser, open the site or area page.
  2. If you are adding the Web Part to a Portal area, click on the Edit Page link (bottom left).
  3. Click on the Modify My/Shared Page link (top right).
  4. Choose between Shared View and Personal View.
  5. From the menu, select Add Web Parts.
  6. From the sub-menu, select Browse. The Add Web Part tool pane should now be opened.
  7. From the list of available galleries, choose the Virtual Server Gallery.
  8. From the Web Part List, drag and drop the Web Part on the page.
  9. You can now close the tool pane.
After adding the Web Part to the page, the following message should appear:

This Web Part requires a license key.
To enter your key, open the tool pane, and use the Settings tab.

Click the link or the button "Open the Tool Pane" to open the tool pane.
Enter the Company Name and the Registration Key in their respective fields.

Click OK to complete the process. If the license key is valid, the Web Part will now appear active.

Advanced Deployment

The standard installation process deploys the Web Part on all virtual servers available at the time of installation. Follow the instructions below to deploy or remove the Web Part to a specific virtual server:

Get the CAB Files

The easiest way to get the CAB file is to install the Web Part using the standard setup wizard, or to locate an existing setup. When the installation is complete, the CAB file will be under the installation folder, typically "Program Files\Nateev Knowledge Solutions\<Web Part Name>\Nateev.WebParts.<Web Part Name>.CAB". Note that the CAB file title is always the same as the MSI you used for the standard installation (with a CAB extension instead of an MSI).

Use STSADM Utility to Make the Change

You use the STSADM (Windows SharePoint Services administration tool) to make any change to the deployment of Web Parts. The utility comes with your SharePoint installation, and you can find it under the "Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\60\BIN\" folder. The STSADM is a command prompt utility. Assuming that you installed your SharePoint on the C:\ drive:

  • To deploy a Nateev Web Part to all virtual servers, use the following command from the folder where the CAB file is located (this example uses the Nateev SharePoint Navigator Web Part):
    "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\60\BIN\stsadm" -o addwppack -force -globalinstall -filename Nateev.WebParts.WssNavigator.CAB
  • To deploy a Nateev Web Part to a virtual server MyVirtualServer, with the url http://MyDomain:80 use the following:
    "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\60\BIN\stsadm" -o addwppack -url http://MyDomain:80 -force -globalinstall -filename Nateev.WebParts.WssNavigator.CAB
  • To remove a Nateev Web Part from a virtual server MyVirtualServer, use the following:
    "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\60\BIN\stsadm" -o deletewppack -url http://MyDomain:80 -name Nateev.WebParts.WssNavigator.CAB

Included in the Windows SharePoint Service Administrator's Guide are other options to review for the STSADM utility.


Use the Control Panel Utility "Add or Remove Programs" to reinstall or remove the Web Part from your server and all virtual servers.

Find the Web Part listed there and use the buttons to complete the task.