Uninstall a SharePoint (WSP) Solution Package

In this hint, I elaborates How to uninstall a SharePoint (WSP) Solution Package by following the mentioned steps below :

Steps :

Uninstalling a SharePoint Solution from SharePoint farm is performed through two steps:

  • Retract a solution.
  • Remove a solution.

To uninstall a SharePoint Solution from SharePoint farm via Central Administration.

  • Open Central Administration > System Settings > Manage farm solutions.

Manage Farm Solution

  • In Solution Management > Click on the solution that you need to uninstall it.

Farm Solution List

  • In Solution Properties > Retract Solution.

Retract Solution

  • Retract Now > Retract From > OK.

Retract Solution 1

  • The solution is now Retracting.

Retracting Solution

  • Wait till the status will be “Not Deployed”

Not Deployed Solution

  • Again,Click on the solution name > Click Remove.

Remove Solution

To uninstall a SharePoint Solution from SharePoint farm via SharePoint Management Shell.

Retract a Solution.

Uninstall-SPSolution -Identity <SolutionName> -WebApplication <URLName>

Remove a Solution.

Remove-SPSolution -Identity <SolutionName>

Enjoy 🙂

See also How to install and deploy a SharePoint (WSP) Solution Package using SharePoint Shell in SharePoint 2010 / 2013

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