I'm trying to figure out a wierd problem, maybe yous guys can help.

I'm deploying a web part using powershell (Update-SPSolution) in a build definition.

The deploy works, but every time one application pool is stopped, and to make this more wierd this web app does not use the web part.

I've been reading the logs trying to find something to sugest a problem, but I cant find anything useful.

Unlike this question my web part is in one single project and it deploys "quickly" (~ 1min)

Thanks for any insight

UPDATE: I've manage to find a workaround, defining the solution setting "Reset Web Server Mode on Update" to Recycle.

But I'm still troubled on why the problem exists in the first place, and if it's allways going to append on each new solution.


Check in Central Administration site-> System Settings > Farm Solution > Your solution

the solution you are updating would have been deployed to the web application for which app pool is recycled.

  • I just checked and no, it's deployed to another application, and that one does not stop. – Ricardo Gomes Feb 15 '12 at 14:50

If the Solution is Web-scoped, it will restart the Application Pool it is deployed to. If it is Farm-scoped, it will recycle all Application Pools on the server.

  • The solution only has one feature and the scope is Site. – Ricardo Gomes Feb 15 '12 at 14:52

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