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I am trying to deploy a wsp through SP 2010 Mgmt Shell but every time it throws an error:

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This is the script that I am running:

Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath "E:\QD Survey 2013-01-10\QDSurvey.wsp"
  • Can you please share the error message? – Karthik Jaganathan Oct 1 '13 at 13:13
  • Make sure the file is not read-only or you have run Powershell as "Run as administrator" – Arsalan Adam Khatri Oct 1 '13 at 13:14
  • Arsalan, The file is not read-only and I checked using both situations, running PowerShell as administrator and the other time without running as administrator but still the same error. – Zakir HC Oct 1 '13 at 13:19
  • Does the solution deploy using stsadm. stsadm.exe -o addsolution -filename E:\QD Survey 2013-01-10\QDSurvey.wsp – Nadeem Yousuf Oct 1 '13 at 14:23
  • Nadeem, same error after running stsadm.exe script – Zakir HC Oct 2 '13 at 6:15
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I managed to resolved the error on my own. I checked my Event Viewer logs and found these errors occurring multiple times:

Event ID: 7031 "The SharePoint 2010 Timer service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 34076 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 30000 milliseconds: Restart the service."

Event ID: 7024 "The SharePoint 2010 Timer service terminated with service-specific error %%-2147467259."

This seems that SharePoint Timer Service was crashing after every minute. This was somehow affecting my wsp deployment.

I followed the below steps to fix the timer service issue first and then eventually I was successful in deploying my wsp to the server:

  1. Open the Registry Editor
  2. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Shared Tools > Web Server Extensions > 14.0 > Secure > ConfigDB
  3. Copy the value in the property "Id"
  4. Browse to folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config and create a folder with the name of the previously copied value.
  5. Restart the SharePoint Timer service

The folder should be populated with XML files within a minute.

After this my wsp was successfully deployed via SharePoint 2010 Management Shell using Add-SPSolution and Install-SPSolution commands.

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