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I have developed a custom site definition with some custom features and web parts.All Works fine in my development environment i.e site is being created with necessary features and lists. But when I copy the respective files and folders to Production environment
and installed my custom features and also run the IISRESET command and click on Create button by selecting my site definition in template section, its giving "The template
you have chosen is invalid or cannot be found" error. But a few days prior I have deployed a initial version of the same site definition with same features and every thing had worked fine. I am going crazy of this absurd behavior of SharePoint.its
really annoying as it accepts the same definition a few days prior and gives unfriendly error afterwards. If anybody had solved this issue please share it to me to get out of this.
I am looking for a best practice for managing and applying site design changes.
For instance, in another platform, I could release a site for testing or production use, so content would be added. At some later date, a change* to the design would be needed and I would take a copy of the design only, make the change and then apply
the updated design to the existing site. Content would be maintained but the new design changes would be applied.
*A change might mean creating new functionality on an existing element, adding new elements or changing an existing element.
How best should this be done in WSS?
Thank you in advance!