Just posting this as a guide that I can reference later on.
“The Microsoft GroupBoard Workspace template creates a space for a group or team to connect and share information in a collaborative environment, improving team efficiency and productivity. The template helps track team member whereabouts and status, and includes a built-in timecard list and organization chart. Meetings can be scheduled with attendees, and meeting rooms and other resources can be reserved. It also enables members to share phone messages and circulate memos.”
2. Unzip and run gbw.msi
If the your browser doesn’t load with the new template installed continue on…
3. Go to Sharepoint Central Administration
4. Go to Operations tab
5. Under Global Configuration section, click on Solution Management
6. Click on gbw.wsp
7. Click Deploy Solution
8. Choose to deploy the solution now to All Content Web Applications
Check to see if it was deployed properly:
9. Central Administration > Application Management Tab > Sharepoint Site Management Section > Create Site Collection Link
If you see GroupBoard Workspace as a Collaboration Template, you’re good to go. Otherwise, continue…
10. Open a cmd prompt and go to the 12 hive (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN)
11. Use STSADM.exe -o deploysolution -name gbw.wsp -url http://myurl -immediate -allowgacdeployment -force
That should do it.
a million thanks! especially for including step 11!! 🙂
You’re very welcome!
Thanks really useful
I had just created new workspace using GroupBoard workspace. On the homepage of this new workspace Timecard and whereabouts webpart showing me these error message:-
“A Web Part or Web Form Control on this Page cannot be displayed or imported. The type is not registered as safe.
Show Error Details
Hide Error Details
[UnsafeControlException: A Web Part or Web Form Control on this Page cannot be displayed or imported. The type is not registered as safe.]
at Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPartImporter.CreateWebPart(Boolean clearConnections)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPartImporter.Import(SPWebPartManager manager, XmlReader reader, Boolean clearConnections, Uri webPartPageUri, SPWeb spWeb)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.SPWebPartManager.CompressWebPartNoSave(Boolean isClosed) ”
Can you tell me what i have to do to solve this. I had seen this template in MOSS first time i suppose it was not one of 40 Fantestic…m i correct???
Thank you so much!!! You are an absolute legend! Thanks for sharing your expertise!! 🙂
Time card Functionality.
We had recently employed the groupboard application in sharepoint to utilise its advanatages it offers for small workgroups.
Problem we are finding is in the time card application. After the cut off (monthend) period, we would want the manager to see the time cards for everyone yet we can find no way of seeing anyone else timecard. There really is only minimal value in a timecard utility if it cant be reviewed by management – or are we missing/not doing something right?
Hey Jass, it’s been a while since I’ve worked with the Groupboard workspace but I’m taking a wild guess that the user needs some sort of elevated permissions – probably at least Full Control on the list and possibly at the site or site collection level if that doesn’t work.
Hi Jass, I am not quite sure about the Groupboard workspace, but I thought I would share my experience with the Rooms and Equipment Booking template available in the40 free template package. My team were about to deploy it into our production environment. Before we did that, we ran through a series of test scripts, which unearthed the problem where staff could make double booking for the same meeting room/equipment. To our knowledge there was no way we could modify the room and equipment template, unless we wrote something and recompiled it. I contacted the Microsoft representative in my area regarding this “bug”, and he said that the free templates were provided to allow users like you and me a platform to play around with, but it is not ready to be deployed into production. He also highly emphasized that the problem we encountered was not a bug, Microsoft just did not built checks into the free templates.
Needless to say, I was flabergasted at this revelation because Microsoft did not post anything of this sort in their FAQ to warn users if this limitation with the free template. Furthermore, we had already commited the deadline to the management and have to now scramble for a paid Sharepoint solution.
I would say unless you were only intending to play around with the templates to see what Sharepoint can do, please bear in mind of the potential shortfalls of the free templates.
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Hi there, anyone knows how to set the groupboard default page to be accessed anonymously ? I have set up everything properly, but want to give non-logged in users the opportunity to see the room bookings without being logged. And of course – for reservations login should be mandatory. I actually find it pretty silly that the feature has not been yet implemented … Thanks !
The main problem is that when create event or reservation, the duplicated events are allow in every similer web part. nobody is focusing on duplicated event at the same time and same room. How could it be in reality???? :((((