SharePoint 2013 farm solution stuck retracting

This SharePoint 2013 tutorial explains, how to solve SharePoint 2013 farm solution stuck retracting error in SharePoint.

When I was trying to extract the solution from SharePoint 2013/2016, the status of solution showing as “retracting” forever and ever. SharePoint 2013 solution stuck retracting and not able to retract solution in SharePoint 2013.

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SharePoint 2013 farm solution stuck retracting

In SharePoint deploying, a 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

Application Pool:

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Timer Services as part of services.msc:

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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.

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