I have a WSP that I am trying to install on my development SharePoint server. I used the Management Shell to do this:

Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath c:\temp\mySolution.wsp

and then:

Install-SPSolution -Identity mySolution.wsp -WebApplication http://sp-dev:10000 -GACDeployment

But when I go to Site Settings->Solutions there is nothing present in the Solution Gallery. Is this not where my WSPs get installed?


I un-selected @Renzo's answer because from what I can tell -WebApplication http://sp-dev:10000 adds it to the web application. Shouldn't I be seeing this in the Site Settings->Solutions area now?

  • Did you check that the deployment succeeded with Enum-Deployments? – ScarePoint Apr 18 '11 at 19:07
  • No need for stsadm: Get-SPSolution | select DisplayName, LastOperationResult :-) – Anders Rask Apr 18 '11 at 21:19
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    Don't mix up farm solutions (SPSolution) ans user/sandboxed solutions (SPUserSolution). Only the latter you would see in Site Settings > Solutions (gallery). The former would only appear in Central Administration's Manage farm solutions area as Renzo said below. – Alexey Krasheninnikov May 18 '11 at 4:36

By doing that you are deploying your solutions to the farm and therefor you can find it if you go to

  • Central Administration
  • System Settings
  • Farm Management > Farm Solutions

If you want to deploy it to sandbox solution using powershell then your solution will need to be sandbox solution compatible and you can use the following command

Hope this helps

  • Shouldn't the -WebApplication http://sp-dev:10000 install it to my Site Settings->Solutions for http://sp-dev:10000? – Abe Miessler Apr 19 '11 at 18:02
  • No web application will deploy it at farm level and when you go to site settings> solutions you will only see sand box solutions NOT farm solutions – Renzo Apr 19 '11 at 19:50
  • Interesting, so can I still use the web part on my sites if I have it deployed as a Farm solution or do I need to deploy it as a sand box solution? – Abe Miessler Apr 19 '11 at 19:55
  • You can do anything with a farm solution. On the other hand for sandbox solution you are restricted to only supported things. eg: you not alllow to elevate code in sandbox solutions, if you browse the sharepoint api on msdn it will tell you on the top if its available for use in sandbox solution or not. – Renzo Apr 19 '11 at 19:57
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    You are welcome! feels good to be useful! – Renzo Apr 19 '11 at 22:00

Why Site Settings->Solutions? If you are not deploying sandboxed applications your application should not be listed in solutions gallery. Please open solution gallery and add your WSP package. SharePoint should give you an error message. Open site collection features and you should be able to actiate your solution. After that it can be used like any webpart.

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