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Upgrade planning - Finding more about installed WSPs and where used RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    We are going through planning for a 2007 => 2010 => 2013 upgrade.

    We have found a number of installed WSPs which only have GUIDs .

    1. How do we find out more about the WSP function / code / XML to help identify it ?

    2. How do we establish which Sharepoint pages are using these GUID packages / functions ? (and indeed ones with names)

    i.e. it may be we find only a few references and can afford to NOT port these parts across.

    Many thanks

    Monday, January 7, 2013 11:23 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Check below details for all custom solutions:

    1. Go to GAC and see all the custom DLL's

    2. You need to also check C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80\bin and C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80\_app_bin. (check for all web applications)

    3. See safe control entry in all web.config files. If you have made any static or other.

    4. Last but not least, go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES. Here you can see the all feature details.

    5. You can also look at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\CONTROLTEMPLATES for all .ascx file

    Above information will help you to see all the custom solution in your server. Lastly you can check _layouts folder for all custom pages if any.

    Hope it could help


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    Monday, January 7, 2013 12:26 PM
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  • Hi,

    Check below details for all custom solutions:

    1. Go to GAC and see all the custom DLL's

    2. You need to also check C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80\bin and C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80\_app_bin. (check for all web applications)

    3. See safe control entry in all web.config files. If you have made any static or other.

    4. Last but not least, go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES. Here you can see the all feature details.

    5. You can also look at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\CONTROLTEMPLATES for all .ascx file

    Above information will help you to see all the custom solution in your server. Lastly you can check _layouts folder for all custom pages if any.

    Hope it could help


    Hemendra: "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"

    Whenever you see a reply and if you think is helpful, click "Alternate TextVote As Helpful"! And whenever you see a reply being an answer to the question of the thread, click "Alternate TextMark As Answer

    Monday, January 7, 2013 12:26 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the quick response.
    Monday, January 7, 2013 10:45 PM