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What is purpose of the 'properties' folder inside Sitecore Zip package?

We are using Sitecore 9.3 on the project. My zip package takes a lot of space. When I opened my package my-package-1.0.0.zip\package.zip\ with 7-Zip I noticed that the properties folder takes a lot of ...
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How to schedule item backup?

We would like to schedule a item backup(package) on specific time. Is it possible to create a package of the items while scheduling it?
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Sitecore Package Designer - Items Dynamically - not working

As a measure to make sure we do not overwrite content updates made by content authors in the Production Content Management System, we create Content Packages from production to copy down to QA using ...
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How to convert .update package into Sitecore Package or SCWDP package?

We received a hotfix from Sitecore Support, but it was provided as a .update package to be installed via control panel>administration>install an update (same as Sitecore Updates system). As we ...
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What is difference between Adding Item statically and Dynamically while creating sitecore package?

What is difference between Adding Item or file Dynamically or statically while creating sitecore packages?
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Installing SXA on Sitecore 10.0 in Azure Appservice

I have a development instance of Sitecore 10.0 running in Azure Appservice. I would like to add the SXA package. I downloaded it from (In the Download options for Azure AppService section): https://...
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Error While Installing a Package in sitecore 9.0.1

I am getting this below error when i try to install a package in sitecore 9.0.1 with sxa 1.7 Log Error ManagedPoolThread #2 12:19:48 ERROR One or more exceptions occurred while processing the ...
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SItecore XP 10 on Docker: how to install a package when the bin/ folder is read-only?

I am testing Sitecore 10 using docker containers. I followed the guide in Sitecore docs Everything seems to work fine, but I had some problems while installing new packages. For example I wanted to ...
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Add Sitecore Package to source control [duplicate]

I'm trying to add a Sitecore Hotfix (https://sitecore.app.box.com/s/hab14a1l671cly284pe15io20q0bzayz) to our source control. Since we have integrated Unicorn with our solution, just adding the package ...
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Packaging and installing media items not working - items are created but have no attached file, media is NOT stored in file system

I've created a package of media items on my prod environment and installed it on my local. The media files are NOT stored in the file system But when I install the package, the items are created but ...
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Need to generate support package

How can I generate automaticalty this package on CD server (Azure) as /sitecore/admin path is denied. As recommended on this https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/406145 Thanks
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What are the differences between update and zip packages

What is the difference between an update package (with *.update extension) and a regular package created from the Package Designer in the Sitecore Desktop? I know that: update packages are ...
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Package installation error - Find corrupted items [duplicate]

I'm experiencing this problem when installing packages in an instance hosted on Azure. The package installation fails and the dialog just says - Retry installation. There are also no related logs. On ...
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Install package programmatically with Merge-Append

I'm trying to develop a small utility that installs an uploaded Sitecore package. This tool should only install using the Merge-Append option. This article uses Overwrite. Could you please help me ...
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Trying to upload an update package to SC 9.3 and getting "The requested document was not found"

When I try to upload a package to install items I am getting a window that reports "The requested document was not found". This started as a vanilla installation of 9.3 onto which I have ...
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Creating nuget package with sitecore items, dll and config

We need to create nuget packages for reusable code to be used across our organization. Each component to be packaged contains dll, configs and sitecore items. My doubt is - Is there any specific ...
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Sitecore Admin Support Package generator Configuration

In Sitecore Package generator, when I try to generate a package, for some reason, Sitecore is connecting to a different environment than production. We look for config files everywhere in Sitecore, ...
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Error when installing WDP in on-premises Sitecore 9.1 XP setup

I followed the steps described in this SSE question/answer to create my WDP. Everything works like a charm when deploying this WDP into a Sitecore Azure Paas instance. However, when I try to install ...
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Sitecore package of EXM automated message

Sitecore 9.1.1 What files need to be included in Package designer if I want to export my EXM automated messages from environment X to Y? Thanks
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Sitecore Items are not installed correctly with Sitecore TDS package Installer

Our application is on Sitecore 8.2 Update 7 with TDS 5.8 We install TDS packages using TDS Package Installer function doCustomContentManagementInstall() { param ( [string]$siteName, [string]$...
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Cancel package installation based on contents of package

I need to block certain packages from being installed based on the items in the package. If a Sitecore item in the package matches a certain condition then the package should not be installed. I have ...
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Why does creating a package need MongoDB

I'm using sc8.2 and today, creating a small package was taking forever. Nothing in logs too. The MongoDB service was not running. After starting it again, the package creation went fine. Why is ...
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Creating package programmatically adds only en

I'm trying to create a Sitecore package programmatically in sc9.3. It's only one item which has 0 en versions & one ja-JP version. However, when the package is created, it only has the en ...
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Request is not available in this context error with ajax call

This is Sitecore 9.3 and I'm trying to build an admin page to create a package programmatically. The aspx page location is \wwwroot\mysite\sitecore\admin\minions\package.aspx The method is triggered ...
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Post-Package Installation Locks

After a package is installed in an upper environment, for instance from DEV to QA it retains the lock from a user unknown or a user in the DEV environment that is not on QA and only an Admin can ...
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Packaging and installing media items not working - items are created but have no attached file

My content authors uploaded a ton of media items in our UAT environment. I'm trying to package these and install in prod, but the installation isn't working. I'm created a regular Sitecore package ...
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How to create a Sitecore Module WDP packge **WITH** Sitecore items?

I was following the official documentation on the subject here https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/sat/20/sitecore-azure-toolkit/en/web-deploy-packages-for-a-module.html and realized that it looks ...
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MongoDB errors while installing WFFM

Why is installing WFFM trying and failing to talk to MongoDB? I'm starting with a base Sitecore 8.2 install from SIM - my understanding is SIM would completely handle setting up the 8.2 Sitecore ...
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Hosting Environment initiated shutdown

I am getting log warnings as below when trying to install one package on fresh Sitecore 9.0.2 instance. I don't understand why its getting restarted again. Is there any app pool setting which causes ...
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Allow all characters in ItemNameValidation setting

Trying to install a package which has the item names with characters like (', '.', '). How can I temporarily disable ItemNameValidation setting? Tried changing the setting to '.*' which did not help....
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How to install multiple Sitecore packages at once?

The Sitecore Installation Wizard allows to install only one package. What is the best way to install multiple packages at once?
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Installing Packages in Sitecore PaaS/WebApp

Sitecore Support has stated that I can’t install packages like PowerShell Extensions and SXA if my PaaS environment is already deployed. They stated I need to redeploy and add these to the ARM ...
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How to convert a Sitecore package into a WDP package?

How can I convert a given Sitecore Package previously created using the Package Designer into a WDP package, so that I can create a script to deploy it on my Azure instances?
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Error while creating a WDP package using AzureToolkit

I'm trying to create a WDP from an existing Sitecore package but I'm facing the following error even after installing DacFX: Microsoft.Web.Deployment.DeploymentDetailedFatalException: The SQL ...
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"Error occurred" (500) when collecting basic information about your Sitecore installation

I have raised a ticket on the Sitecore support portal. They asked me to provide basic information about my Sitecore site from each instance in your environment. Check the article https://kb.sitecore....
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Installation wizard - while a package installation, loader keep on showing and never end

Installation Wizard - while installing any package, 'Installing..' loader keep on showing even small size of package and never ending installation. This happening in my local development(Sitecore 8.1)...
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Restrict access to the Package Installation Wizard

We would like to restrict access to the Package Installation Wizard within a test environment. This is to ensure all Sitecore items are being correctly deployed from serialisation data. Can this be ...
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Something missing from Sitecore package, how to find out what it is

I've been trying to hand off some content for our developers to test with. However, when they use the installation wizard to install my package, the installation fails. I checked their logs and am ...
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Package install via the Sitecore Installation Framework

Is it possible to install Sitecore packages (including both items and files) via the Sitecore Installation Framework (SIF) 2.0.0? If this functionality is not available out-of-the-box in SIF, I ...
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Delete corrupted items after import

I've installed a package with corrupted items (that means the items need some base clases and so on and when I try to click on such an item I get an error - I don't have these classes inside my ...
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Can I automate the PowerShell Extension package installation?

Is it possible to automate the installation of the package that everybody is using to automate the other packages installation? My goal would be having a script which I can use to install SPE on a ...
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How do I include Sitecore Support packages in my deployment pipeline?

In every Sitecore project we end up with several Support Packages. In the past (pre 9.x era) we manually installed those on the Sitecore environments (CM, CD). But this is a hell to maintain! Every ...
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Is there any way to create hash of an update package based on content only?

I'm trying to optimize package installation process and looking for a solution to create a hash of Sitecore update package that will not take into account attributes of the files added to this package....
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Can I make a package installation skip over errors and exceptions?

On Sitecore 8.2, I'm trying to do a big content sync to bring my Dev environment up to date with the production environment. I've created a large package of the entire content node, and I'm trying ...
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Easy to setup demo website for Sitecore 9

I have installed the default version of Sitecore 9 and I want to setup a demo website on top of it. I DO NOT want to install Visual studio and do code builds! I would like to have a simple ...
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Web Forms For Marketers on Content Delivery missing index.cshtml on Sitecore 9.0.1

We have installed WFFM on a Content delivery server and we were following the official documentation the Sitecore website. After installation we saw that the index.cshtml was not deployed in the views ...
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Could not load file or assembly 'Sitecore.DataExchange' while installing Sitecore Provider for Data Exchange Framework 2.0.1 Package

I am trying to setup my Habitat Home Commerce solution (Sitecore Experience Commerce 9.0.2) and as a step for it I am trying to install the package Sitecore Provider for Data Exchange Framework 2.0.1 ...
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Config patch/hack to temporarily disable index update

Is there some easy config patch or hack I could make which would disable all indexing activities? I want to do this for things like package installation and also deletion of large content branches ...
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How to uninstall Sitecore package [duplicate]

Is there any way to rollback the entire package after successful deployment? As per my knowledge, one way is to delete all the Sitecore items from the CMS, dll's if any from the bin and patch config ...
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Sitecore Custom Role based User gets disabled on package installation

I created a package of users and roles from local development environment of Sitecore.NET 9.0.1 (rev. 171219). When this package is installed on Azure , users got disabled. I know we can enable them ...