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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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Publishing without SQL

What approach should I use to enable a customer to deploy content (just items) from their CM environment to a CD environment, where the CD environment would not allow any SQL ports through the ...
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How to take the only latest version of items as package

I want to make a package containing only the latest version of a selection/tree of Sitecore items. Is there any way I can make achieve this with the Package Designer?
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What is the most efficient & fastest way to speed up the installation of packages with thousands of items?

We are soon going be pulling thousands of items from a PROD instance back into a QA Environment. These packages have thousands of items and take a VERY long time to install, sometimes even beyond 8 ...
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Detecting when an item being saved is during package installation

I have a custom item:saving event handler which contains some specific logic when a user user makes a change to an item. This works fine but when we create a content package from a different ...
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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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How to increase request timeout for rocks connection?

I'm getting below error when trying to build package using Sitecore Rocks. While building package it takes some time so the connection is getting timed out. The request channel timed out while ...
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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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Update web.config configuration in a Sitecore module

I am working on creating a module that I was hoping to have be installed right thru the Sitecore shell. The deeper I go, the more I realize I will need to make manual changes to the web.config to get ...
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Error installing a content package on a fresh install of Sitecore 8.1 Update 3

I am installing content under \sitecore\content\home on a fresh install and I am getting the following error. I made sure all the templates needed are in place. ManagedPoolThread #9 10:57:28 ERROR ...
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Role will not be installed as it already exists

I have created a sitecore security accounts package with an updated permissions on roles. When i try to install it, its says "Role will not be installed as it already exists". Is that mean i can't ...
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Package Designer shows blank modal window when clicking “Generate ZIP”

On one of our developers' local development environment, when he tries to create a new Sitecore package via the package designer, Sitecore shows a blank modal popup when we click "Generate ZIP": We ...
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Sitecore Rocks Package Installation Error - “Could not find configuration node: databases/database[@id='live']”

Getting this error when trying to install a package to my local Sitecore instance via Sitecore Rocks. I am not aware of a "live" database so I am not sure where this is coming from. I have checked the ...
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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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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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How to install zip file package from Installation Wizard using Powershell DSC?

I am trying to automate installing a "zip" package files from Sitecore's installation wizard. But I'm unable to work out how to allow an automation using PowerShell DSC to log in and trigger the ...
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GetBrowserClassString() Throws Error when installing a package in SXP8.1U3

Having problems when uploading a Sitecore Package from one environment to the next. Both environments have the same version level (Sitecore XP 8.1U3 / EXM 3.3). Screen error message reads: [...
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How to generate Sitecore zip package from Visual Studio build process (or TDS)

Is it possible to generate a Sitecore zip installation package from a TDS project in a Visual Studio solution? Ideally, but not strictly, in a way that could run on a CI server.
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Importing packages from Sitecore through Code

I want to import the Sitecore packages in Sitecore through code. Is there way to do this?
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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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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 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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“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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How do you check for prerequisites before installing a Sitecore module package?

How do you determine that prerequisites are met before allowing the packages to install? How do you stop the installation if conditions are not met? Looking for an improved experience through the ...
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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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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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Is it possible to package WFFM form responses?

Using Sitecore 8.1, we are migrating the site to a different server. During the content freeze there will probably be subscribers and registrations that happen after the database backup and before the ...
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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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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 ...
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Error installing the Data Exchange Framework - Exception processing the subscribers to the 'item:saved' event

The actual error encountered is: One or more exceptions occurred while processing the subscribers to the 'item:saved' event. This error appears to be related to the fact that the Sitecore ...
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UpdateInstallationWizard.aspx and/or sitecore.ship isn't working [closed]

Stood up the 8.2 Update 1 environment. However I'm getting the error below when trying to install the update package generated by TDS. Works fine locally but not in Azure Web Apps. Value cannot be ...
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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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Creating Package of Bucketed Sitecore Items

Recently I faced an issue in my project. I have to migrate few Sitecore items from one environment to another by creating package of them. But the issue is that few of the Sitecore items are Bucketed. ...
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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 .update package into Sitecore Package or SCWDP package?

We received a hotfix from Sitecore Support, but it was provided as an .update package to be installed via control panel>administration>install an update (same as Sitecore Updates system). As we do ...
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Recommendations for RSS modules

I am currently looking into which RSS modules are available for Sitecore. While doing so, I was wondering what the recommended module(s) are, and what I should be looking out for when deciding which ...
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Sitecore versioning appears incorrect after package install

This is using 8.1 Update 2 with multi-lingual/fallback. I've been installing packages to make updates from our local environment to our QA server. Somewhere along the line, it started to create what I'...
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Package Installation Error - Install Version Null Reference Exception [closed]

I created a Sitecore Package. I tested the package in a test environment and it worked fine. But, in the client's environment, one of the items in the package fails with this error: ManagedPoolThread ...
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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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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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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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Sitecore Package Created on One Version and Imported to a Different Version

If I create a Sitecore package for some Dictionary items with Sitecore 7.5, can I import the package to a site running on Sitecore 8.1 Update 3?
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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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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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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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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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Installing SXA 1.7 : One or more exceptions occurred while processing the subscribers to the 'item:saved' event [closed]

while trying to install SXA 1.7, i have run across the following error: One or more exceptions occurred while processing the subscribers to the 'item:saved' event. I uploaded the package, then ...
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NullReferenceException when installing Sitecore SXA

I have a fresh installation of Sitecore 9.0.1 rev 171219 and am attempting to install SXA 1.6. I've downloaded the package and when attempting to install it, it fails with the following error in the ...
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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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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....