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SharePoint 2007: The Definitive Guide by Christopher J. Regan, Piotr Prussak, Christopher Pragash, Joris Poelmans, Nilesh Mehta, Jason Medero, Michael Lotter, Murray Gordon, Bob Fox, Christopher M. Buechler, James Pyles

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Administrative Deployment

Certain InfoPath forms require administrative approval before they can be hosted by Forms Services. Forms that contain custom code or forms that require "Full Trust" (i.e., the form can access local system resources or use a data connection managed by an administrator) all require a special deployment mode, known as administrative deployment. Administrative deployment allows forms to be uploaded to a central repository. The deployment is broken down into phases:

Adding a custom content type to the Document Library

Figure 20-8. Adding a custom content type to the Document Library

Phase 1

The form needs to be published for administrative deployment.

Phase 2

Upload the published form to the central repository.

Preparing the Form for Administrative Deployment

Before an InfoPath form can be deployed using administrative deployment in InfoPath Forms Services, it needs to be published. To publish a form for administrative deployment, follow these steps:

  1. From the InfoPath 2007 File menu, choose Publish.

  2. The dialog box that opens up specifies the options where the InfoPath Form template can be published. Make sure the option "To a SharePoint server with or without InfoPath Forms Services" is selected, and then click Next.

  3. Specify the URL of the SharePoint site where the form needs to be deployed, and click Next. At this stage, InfoPath validates the SharePoint site.

  4. The dialog box that follows provides different options for form ...

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