How to deploy a new SharePoint 2007 Site Theme

A new myCheshireTeams Search theme has been developed.  To deploy the new theme and apply it to the search site, you will need to follow these steps.
In this case the theme MCSearch (MyCheshireTeams Theme) 
1. Copy the new theme folder in “”C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\THEMES”” folder and paste.
2. Ensure the MCSearch.inf is present in the MCSearch folder you’ve recently pasted ‘Themes’.
3. Open “”C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\1033\SPTHEMES.XML”” file with notepad.
4. Add the following lines under tag:
    myCheshireTeams Search
    The myCheshireTeams Search theme is CCC branded with blue control areas and orange highlights.
5. Do an iisrest for the server to recognize the new theme.  This will cause the sites to go down for a few seconds.
6. Test, by applying the new theme to the search site collection on each affected environment.


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