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Moving a site template from a test to production system

  Asked By: Reed    Date: Feb 24    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1479

We have yet to be successful in getting a template from test into
production and be able to create a site based on it.

I see a number of posts related to this issue - with site templates
being implemented within a site collection. Unfortunately there is a
lot of information from different sources and I would like to get a
clear and complete definition of what I would need to do in order to do
the following task:

We have a test system that mimics production. We use it to create
prototype sites for users to play with and approve. Once approved, we
want to create the site as a template and move it to the production
system. Once in production the template will be used to create many
sites with the same base look and feel.

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Answer #1    Answered By: Winston Ayers     Answered On: Feb 24

The only real requirement would be that the site  Definition used to build the
original site that the template  is based  on MUST exist in both test  and
production. You will also need to make sure that any customizations to the Web
Application subdirectory, like web.config changes, or to the 12 hive, like
custom features, are also deployed in both environments. After that it should
be as easy as copying the .STP file from the Site Templates gallery in test to
production.

Could you describe the kinds of issues you are running into? We can try to
help.

 
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