SharePoint Employee Training Management Installation


Sign on to the SharePoint Server’s console as an administrator.

Extract the Employee Training Management Setup

Download the latest release and unzip the setup files to a local folder.

Make sure that the setup has write access to the setup files’ folder.

The worker process pools of your SharePoint Farm will be recycled during installation. Consider which web applications you want to deploy the Employee Training Management to during the setup.

Note: All screenshots below were taken from SharePoint 2010. There should be no differences in SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2016.


Browse to the folder where you unzipped the setup files. The folder SP2010 contains the setup and solution packages for SharePoint 2010, the SP2013 folder contains the setup and solution packages for SharePoint 2013 and the folder SP2016 contains the setup and solution packages for SharePoint 2016.

Navigate to …\SP201x\Employee Training Management and run Setup.exe (as an administrator!).

Run the setup as administrator

This is the setup’s welcome screen. Click on Next.

Employee Training Management for SharePoint 2010 Setup

Setup verifies the system state. Make sure the SharePoint Administration Service is started. You will have to restart the setup if one check fails.

System Check

Accept the terms in the License Agreement and click on Next.

End-User License Agreement

Enter the license key and click on Next.

License Key

Select the Web Applications which you want the Employee Training Management to be deployed to.

Web Application Deployment Targets

The setup will now try to validate the key. If the setup can’t connect to the key validation service ( it will create a file named unvalidatedSurety…xml in the setup folder. Upload this file to the manual validation page to perform an offline validation and download the validated surety file, the store it in the setup folder and rerun the setup.

Validating License Key

The Employee Training Management consists of 5 solution packages that must be added and deployed. This will take a few minutes.

Solution Deployment Job

After the last deployment job completes, click Next …

Installation successfully completed

… to view a summary of the installation.

Installation Protokoll

You can verify the installation by viewing the “farm solutions” of your SharePoint.

Manage Farm Solutions

The following 5 solutions must be installed and deployed.

Check Farm Solutions

Please note that only the first 4 solutions are required for SP2010.

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The new version is published as the latest setup. The download contains one setup for SharePoint 2010, one for SharePoint 2013 and one for SharePoint 2016. Click here to download the latest setup.

To upgrade to the new version, run the setup and choose repair after the system check. Now you have to enter a license key. If you have already purchased a license for Employee Training Management and you have valid SW maintenance, you can request a new key. Just send an e-mail to and include your current license key. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you don’t have a valid license, you can get a trial key on the product page.

After the setup is complete, you have to deactivate and then re-activate the “ Employee Training Management” site feature. Go to the site settings of an Employee Training Management site, click on Manage site features and deactivate and re-activate the Employee Training Management feature.

Finally restart the SharePoint Timer Service on all servers in the SharePoint farm.

Offline key validation

If your SharePoint Server is located behind a proxy or is not permitted to access our online key validation service you will need to perform an offline validation to successfully complete the setup and activate the solution. For online validation go to The unvalidated surety file which you need to upload is created during the setup process. Upload it, then validate it and download the validated surety file to the setup folder and run the setup again.

After the setup succeeds continue with the configuration.

Employee Training Management Configuration

Employee Training Management User Manual

Employee Training Management Overview


If you want to uninstall the solution completely, you have to delete all Employee Training Management webs or at least all lists created from the template. Otherwise you’ll receive an error when opening any of the lists after the uninstall. You also have to deactivate all site collection and site features.

When all the features are deactivated, you can uninstall the solution. Re-run the setup and choose Remove after the system check.

Remove the solution

As an alternative, you can also retract and remove the solutions from the farm solutions in central administration.