First download tempaltes from microsoft, run the exe and extract data to your local disk (I used c:\templates).

Application Template Core Installation Walkthrough 

 Before installing any Application Template, you must first install the Application Template Core (download link below) solution.

  • Launch the command prompt and run: cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN
  • then run: stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\applicationtemplatecore.wsp
  • run: stsadm -o deploysolution -name applicationtemplatecore.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate
  • last run: stsadm -o copyappbincontent

Application Template Install Walkthrough

Copy the folllwing cod to a bat file, then run the bat file which can help you install all the tempaltes

@echo off
CD C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\AbsenceVacationSchedule.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name AbsenceVacationSchedule.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\BudgetingTrackingMultipleProjects.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name BudgetingTrackingMultipleProjects.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\BugDatabase.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name BugDatabase.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\CallCenter.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name CallCenter.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\ChangeRequest.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name ChangeRequest.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\ComplianceProcessSupport.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name ComplianceProcessSupport.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\ContactsManagement.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name ContactsManagement.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\EventPlanning.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name EventPlanning.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\ExpenseReimbursementApproval.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name ExpenseReimbursementApproval.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\HelpDesk.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name HelpDesk.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\InventoryTracking.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name InventoryTracking.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\ITTeamWorkspace.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name ITTeamWorkspace.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\LendingLibrary.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name LendingLibrary.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\PhysicalAssetTracking.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name PhysicalAssetTracking.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\ProjectTrackingWorkspace.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name ProjectTrackingWorkspace.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\RoomEquipmentReservations.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name RoomEquipmentReservations.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\SalesLeadPipeline.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name SalesLeadPipeline.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\ApplicationTemplateCore.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name ApplicationTemplateCore.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate
stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\KnowledgeBase.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name KnowledgeBase.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\JobRequisition.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name JobRequisition.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\DocumentLibraryReview.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name DocumentLibraryReview.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\templates\PrivateFieldPackage.wsp
stsadm -o deploysolution -name PrivateFieldPackage.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

 Once you have deployed all application templates you would like, restart IIS

How To Implement Application Templates

  1. From the Site Actions drop-down menu in the top right, select Site Settings.
  2. Under the Site Administration section, select Sites and Workspaces.
  3. Select the Create button to create a new site using a site template.
  4. Fill in all appropriate information for the new site and in the Template Selection section, select the Application Templates tab, select the template to use for this site and click Create.

That should do the trick. A new site has been created. Now go ahead and play around with it.

Application Template Uninstall Walkthrough

This installation was simple. The uninstallation is just as straight forward.

  1. First and foremost you need to retract a solution (not allow SharePoint sites from using it)

    stsadm –o retractsolution –name ApplicationTemplateCore

  2. To remove a solution from the server

    stsadm –o deletesolution –name ApplicationTemplateCore

  3. The Application Template is now unavailable to SharePoint sites and the solution has been removed from the solution store.