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ShortPoint Farm Solution Installation and Upgrade / SharePoint On-premise 2013 and 2016

This article is for advanced users of SharePoint 2013 / 2016 Farm Server. If you are already familiar with the required interface for installation, you can proceed to the steps below. This guide will walk you through how to install ShortPoint Farm Solution on your SharePoint On-Premise Farm. 

Otherwise, you can see our detailed guide ShortPoint Farm Installation Explained in Detail


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Installation Steps

Follow the steps below to start the installation process.

  1. Extract the file into your SharePoint server.
  2.  Make sure that you are a Farm Administrator with all the required permissions to install SharePoint solutions. For more information, check out Best Practices for a Successful Installation (SharePoint On-Premise 2013 and 2016)
  3. Run the ShortPoint setup file (Setup2013.exe or Setup2016.exe).
  4. In case you are upgrading, choose Upgrade after you run the Setup file.
  5. Activate the ShortPoint feature on Web Application or Site Levels. Click here to find out more.                                           

That's it! You now have ShortPoint installed. If you wish to see detailed instructions about the installation process, go to ShortPoint Farm Installation Explained in Detail.

NOTE: Sometimes, the ShortPoint Feature gets deactivated after the upgrade. If this happens, all you have to do is to go to the Site Collection Settings and activate the ShortPoint Feature.

Post-installation Steps (for Verification)

To ensure that you have successfully installed ShortPoint, follow the guide below.

  1. On your central administration page, open the ShortPoint Licensing page and verify if you have an active license. For more information about licensing, check out Activate ShortPoint Farm Solution License.
  2. Make sure that the short point Web Application/Site Collection/Site Feature is activated.
  3. Open Site Settings > ShortPoint Dashboard and verify that there are no errors.
  4. Once you edit any page on your site, you will see ShortPoint Insert buttons:

ShortPoint insert buttons

Once you have verified everything, you are now ready to create amazing Intranet sites.

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