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Windows SharePoint Services 3

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A module is a collection of file instances, which are instances of files that are provisioned in a site. Modules are frequently used to implement a Web Part Page in the site.


Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 supports provisioning a maximum 1000 files through Features, whether it be 1000 modules each with 1 file, or 1 module with 1000 files.

Possible scopes:

  • Farm: No

  • Web Application: No

  • Site Collection: Yes

  • Web Site: Yes

When a module is activated in the site, the files in the module are provisioned in the site.

When a feature that contains a module is deactivated, the files associated with the module are not removed from the site.

For more information about the file format for file sets, see Modules.