How can I manually retract a solution, which is installed to a farm, using the SharePoint central administration interface?

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Central Admin - System Settings - Manage Farm Solutions, pick your wsp and hit Retract, then Remove once it's done.

  • That did the trick !!
    – Jithu
    Nov 24, 2011 at 9:54


  1. Open command prompt and navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN

  2. Use the stsadm command stsadm -o retractsolution -name solutionName.wsp -immediate

  3. and then remove the wsp stsadm -o deletesolution -name solutionName.wsp

Using Powershell

  1. Go to All Programs => Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products =>SharePoint 2010 Management Shell =>Run as administrator

  2. Uninstall-SPSolution -identity "solutionName.wsp"

  3. Remove-SPSolution -identity "solutionName.wsp"

  • Hi Deepu, thank you for this alternate ways to remove the solution :) +1
    – Jithu
    Nov 24, 2011 at 9:55

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