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I have solution installed in my solution store. I am trying to retract the solution but is stuck on "Retracting".

Solution Tried : 1 . Restart Timer Job services

But when i am trying to add solution and retract solution from Visual Studio i am able to do it successfully.

Any solution ?

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If your in 2010, you may as well start getting used to Powershell. Open up the SharePoint Management Console and run:

Uninstall-SPSolution YourSolutionName.wsp –AllWebApplications

Remove-SPSolution YourSolutionName.wsp

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15 : Powershell command Uninstall and remove does not work. – Monica Jagani Aug 26 '11 at 3:49

You have to use STSADM commands to remove a stubborn solution. I have been in this situation several times in SP2007. This blog post covers all the steps.

Caveat: I don't THINK that SP2010 has changed the STSADM commands that much, so it should still work in SP2010. Let us know.

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Make sure that the "Sharepoint 2010 Administration" service is running.

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This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. – Arko D Apr 12 '13 at 20:35

make sure that the "Sharepoint 2010 Timer" service is running .(run > services.msc)

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She has already restarted this service, as per her post – Robert Lindgren Oct 17 '13 at 11:45

Run SharePoint 2010 Management Shell as administrator and then run:

stsadm.exe -o execadmsvcjobs

It will manually trigger the administration jobs.


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do not run STSADM in Powershell and for some reason it does not return any error and message and is not working

  • with Command Prompt change dir to "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN\STSADM.EXE"
  • (optional) run below command and see the current probably stuck jobs

    stsadm -o enumdeployments

  • stop **SharePoint 2010 administration ** service from services.msc

  • now run below command and all jobs will be run manually

    stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs

results: note the last 2 WSPs which was sucked in my case :

Executing job-application-server-admin-service.
Executing SecurityTokenServiceApplication.
Executing UsageManagerServiceTimerJobDefinition.
Executing job-password-management.
Executing solution-deployment-form-delegation.wsp-0.
Executing solution-deployment-form-supplierregistra.wsp-0.
Operation completed successfully.
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