How I installed and tweaked DiscussionWall

Nov 29, 2011 at 10:02 PM

If there are any other first-time web part newbies out there, this may help.

Installing on Sharepoint 2010.

I logged in to the server using the farm administrator login and launched the PowerShell with "Run as Administrator". Very important.

At the PowerShell prompt:

add-SPsolution " D:\Plugins\Facebook appearance Discussion List\httpsharepointfx.codeplex.comreleasesview66837\SAF_CommunityDiscussionWall(1).wsp"


Install-SPSolution -Identity "SAF_CommunityDiscussionWall(1).wsp" -WebApplication http://yoursitehere -GACDeployment

It only worked at the top-level site, not the subsite.

Then I checked Central Admin: http://yoursitehere:50000/_admin/Solutions.aspx to make sure it showed "deployed".

Then I went to the "front end" and used http://yoursitehere/_layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Site.  Scroll down to find Discussion Wall and activate the web part.


  • Login to server as farm owner
  • Open Powershell as Administrator
  • install web part
  • deploy web part
  • activate web part


I still could not use the web part, because of this error:

Could not load file or assembly 'AjaxControlToolkit, Version=3.0.30512.20315, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=28f01b0e84b6d53e' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

To fix, I got AjaxControlToolkit.  Didn't know if I needed the 3.5 .Net version or the 4.0 .Net version, so I looked in the registry (regedit.exe) under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup.  It turned out I needed 3.5

I downloaded the file from and unzipped it in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80\bin.

Now it works.

I replaced the images in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\IMAGES\DiscussionWall because they were really grainy.  I'd actually advise doing this early, so you don't have to clear the old ones out of your cache.

Jan 20, 2012 at 4:07 AM


Getting an  error when anything is posted in the discussion wall after deploying the file in sharepoint site...

Object required, Discussion wall.js, line 47 character 9.

how to rectify this??pls help...

Thanks in advance...........