Before You Begin

Required Permission


  • The installation account must be a member of the local server Administrators group and have the db_owner role for the SharePoint configuration database
  • To automatically activate site collection features during installation (optional), use an account that is also a SharePoint site collection administrator
  • If the installation account is not a Site Collection Administrator for all site collections in a web application, then you should choose to not automatically activate the solution during the installation. Site Collection Administrators can activate the solution when they are ready to use it in their web application and then in their site collection.
  • For better performance: Deactivate Minimal Download Strategy feature from Site Settings - Manage site features (under site Site Actions)


SharePoint Administration Service

Make sure the SharePoint Administration Service is running



Location of Installation


  • If you are installing a ShortPoint in a SharePoint farm environment, make sure to start the installation on the correct server. 
  • ShortPoint is installed on a farm server running the Central Administration service
  • Refer to SharePoint Central Administration -> System Settings -> Servers -> Manage servers on this farm for a list of farm servers running these services.
  • During the install process, ShortPoint will be automatically deployed to all front-end Web servers by the SharePoint Timer service via SharePoint Solution Deployment. There is no need to run the Setup/Installation program on more than one server on the farm. 

Begin with the installation


  • After you download ShortPoint Solution for SharePoint Server 2016, 2013 or 2010. 
  • You have to put the downloaded file in your SharePoint Server
  • Extract the file




  • For SharePoint 2010, run Setup2010.exe
  • For SharePoint 2013, run Setup2013.exe
  • For SharePoint 2016, run Setup2016.exe




  • Click Next





  • System Check all passed - click next
  • If you faced issues here, make sure to review the Before You Begin section in this article. If still facing issues, send us email to support@shortpoint.com and we will be more than happy to help









  • Choose the Web Application where you want ShortPoint to be activated
  • Or Skip this step to activate manually later





  • The installation might take few minutes. Once done, click next.




Congratulations, You are done:)


ShortPoint is now installed and you are ready to start designing amazing SharePoint pages





To Install New Upgrades


Installing the upgrades is same as the installation except for, this time, you will choose Upgrade



Upgrade ShortPoint for SharePoint Server



Post Check After Installation

Just to confirm that everything is fine.


Check 1

Confirm that you have a valid license

Open Central Administration, then Configure ShortPoint Licensing 



If the status is green, then everything is good.




More information about license can be found here


Check 2

Confirm that ShortPoint Feature is active

ShortPoint can be activated on any scope, web application, site collection or site scopes. Make sure to activate the ShortPoint feature on the site that you wish to use ShortPoint on.


Open site settings, and you should see ShortPoint Dashboard there



The dashboard will show you the status of ShortPoint license