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Where did these unknown Farm Solutions come from? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I may not be the only one getting the below farm solutions with unique ID's. How do I know what these are, what they do and what created these? We do not deploy custom solutions but the 40 fantastic templates and our in-house built InfoPath Server Form Templates deployed in Central Admin.

    Anyone has a clue what's happening here?

    Regards,
    Jeremy


    Jeremy Ramos | .NET / SharePoint / Dynamics Developer

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:37 AM

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  • As I remember from previous clients if you use the automated system for deploying new InfoPath forms Administratively they deploy as solutions with GUIDs for names.  So I would suspect most if not all of these are forms.  That's why we normally re-package the forms for deployment.  they are very hard to keep track of this way.  Take a look at this blog post for more info.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/infopath/archive/2006/10/23/behind-the-scenes-of-administrator-approved-form-templates.aspx


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server
    MVP Senior Solutions Architect: BlueChip Consulting Group
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    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:53 AM
  • Thank you Paul. That's a very enlightening article you posted there. Do you know if there's a way how I can know which form correlates to which GUID? In this way, I can test if removing a form template will automatically retract/remove the associated solution.

    Jeremy Ramos | .NET / SharePoint / Dynamics Developer

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:07 PM
  • I suspect there is probably a way, but I don't know enough InfoPath to know what it is.  I was just aware of this issue from having to track down some GUID named solutions in a previous client during an upgrade.  In their case it was only 2 of them so it wasn't that difficult to pull both and redeploy them with named features.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server
    MVP Senior Solutions Architect: BlueChip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 2:38 PM