When I was trying to extract the solution from SharePoint 2013, the status of solution showing as “retracting” forever and ever. SharePoint 2013 solution stuck retracting and not able to retract solution in SharePoint 2013.
In SharePoint deploying solution and retracting solution depends on “Timer Service” and “SharePoint Web Services Root” application pool in IIS.
Please ensure the below:
– “SharePoint Web Services Root” application pool is running in IIS
– Restart the “SharePoint Timer Service” as part of services
– And execute STSADM command to run all pending timer jobs
Timer Services as part of services.msc:
STSADM command to run all the pending timer jobs
stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs
Once you change these setting do an IISRESET and try to add the solution, this time it will work seamlessly.
Enjoy Administration in SharePoint !!!!