what is the difference between Retract wsp solution and remove wsp solution in sharepoint 2010.
i want to remove a wsp solution from our sharepoint 2010 environment completely.
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Retract is "uninstall this solution"
Remove is "delete the installer files"
Note that even removing a solution completely some artifacts may remain in your environment, you might need to manually remove those, things like Modules (files copied to the Content Database, like the Master Page Folder) are not usually removed unless coded that way.
When you install a WSP package, there's two steps:
When you want to completely remove a package, you need to follow two opposite steps:
Note at least two caveats when retracting solutions: