Saturday, June 19, 2010

SharePoint Timer Job stuck at Deploying

Dealing with SharePoint solution packages and solution deployment stuck at "Deploying" status!!

Well don’t panic, here is just what the doctor ordered:

  1. Check the Timer Job Status for the solution deployment in Central Administration. There could be entries with “Failed” as the job status.
  2. Lets try to set things right by running stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs command.
    Note that in a farm environment, you need to run the above command on all the servers.
  3. As a next step, try restarting the OWSTIMER Service on all boxes in the farm.
  4. If the above steps do not help the solution deployment. You may try retracting the solution using Retract solution command or through the Central Admin's Solution Management.
    stsadm.exe -o retractsolution -name
    For your knowledge, retracting a solution creates another “deployment job”.

    Now if retracting the solution does not work, do not try to Force Delete the solution as that would throw an exception, "The solution cannot be removed when job is scheduled or running"
  5. Get a list of all the pending & active deployments on your MOSS Farm using
    stsadm -o enumdeployments command.
    Make a note of the GUID of the various solutions on the command window as this would be required in next step.
  6. As a last nail in the coffin, we now need to simply cancel the solution deployment by passing the GUID of the solution as shown below
    stsadm -o canceldeployment -id "job id string here"
After performing the above steps, you would be able to either put the SharePoint Timer Job into completion or atleast remove the solution package being stuck in deployment.

If the problem still persists (esp. in the MOSS 2007 Farm environment), you might need to remove/detach a defective WFE from the farm and then retry deployment.

I have tried to put together the steps which have worked for me, hope this post helps you all too.


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Babu said...

thank you.. this was very helpful.

Kobina said...

After searching for a while to resolve an issue I found this.

Thanks for sharing.

Kobina said...

Thanks for sharing.

It worked like a charm.


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