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Situation:
There's a sharepoint farm with ~60 solutions. On some not specified time someone can deploy a new /update an existing solution to this farm. Everytime a deployment is successfull I need to remove some items from the Cache.

Problem:
How can I detect that some deployed some solution to the farm programmatically?

Infos:
I'm using Sharepoint 2010 Server, C# and Visual Studio 2010. because the Production Environment is hosted by a third-party I have no access to the central administration to activate timer jobs. So It would be very nice if there's another way to solve this issue.

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Introduce a policy that everyone must announce solution deploymements beforehand. In you case it might be good practice in any case to have a calendar saying who is going to install what and when to prevent conflicts.

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+1 for the organisational resolution. Most of problems like that can be solved by a shared planning. –  Steve B Feb 10 '12 at 14:06
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When a solution is deployed globally, all SharePoint application pools, including Central Administration’s, are recycled automatically. When a web application targeted solution is deployed or retracted, only the application pools of the targeted web applications are recycled.

So when the application pool recycles, I believe cache will be destroyed and refreshed too.

Also you just don't want how to know if solution was deployed programmatically, but also react immediately when a solution is deployed and AFAIK, there is no event receiver exposed by SharePoint which allows you to plug-in your own code when solution deploys in the farm.

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