How to download a solution .wsp file from MOSS 2007?
Hi, I need to install a solution from PROD server on DEV server but I do not have a wsp file for this solution. Can I download wsp file from PROD server how to do this? Oleg
January 18th, 2010 3:01pm

hi,please check the solution wsp file on the production %systemroot%\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\12\binthen copy and past to dev server in the same pathafte this you need to use stsadmstsadm -o addsolution -filename ApplicationTemplate.wspThen:stsadm -o deploysolution -filename ApplicationTemplate.wsp -allowgacdeploymentThen:stsadm -o copyappbincontentBest Regards, Ammar MCT
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January 18th, 2010 3:14pm

I have nothing in this folder. Moreover I tried to make a search in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\ but I could not find any files with wsp extension. Oleg
January 18th, 2010 3:28pm

Hi, First, try to search your PROD server hard drives for the solution wsp file. Then, copy the wsp file to your DEV environment and deploy it. If you cannot file the wsp file then, I'm afraid you have to extract it programatically from your PROD SharePoint solutions store. For more details for extracting a solution file, please read my post on the subject : http://spbyexamples.blogspot.com/2009/07/batch-solution-deployment-between-farms.html Hope this helps. Regards, Djamel Chagour http://spbyexamples.blogspot.com/ http://mosslogviewer.codeplex.com/ Moderator Note: The OP said in a later post that this post did *NOT* solve his problem. Hence his marking it as an answer must have been a mistake and so I removed the mark.
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January 18th, 2010 9:22pm

If you need to extract them, this might help: http://msmvps.com/blogs/brianmadsen/archive/2009/03/08/simple-way-to-extract-solution-and-feature-details-from-a-sharepoint-solution-package-wsp.aspxSharePoint MVP | Developer | Administrator | Speaker-- Twitter -- Blog - http://nextconnect.blogspot.com
January 18th, 2010 9:51pm

Thanks for the links but unfortunately I do not have a physical wsp files. I am trying to find a solution how to download a solution file from SharePoint if this is possible. Oleg
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January 19th, 2010 11:40am

Oleg - The link I provided was a path to extract the wsp from SharePoint so that it could be installed in the other environment.SharePoint MVP | Developer | Administrator | Speaker-- Twitter -- Blog - http://nextconnect.blogspot.com
January 19th, 2010 12:44pm

Mike, The link that you provided is "Simple way to extract solution and feature details from a SharePoint solution package (wsp)". But I have a reverse situation I do not have a wsp file I have solutions already installed on SharePoint Web Farm. I need to get those solutions in wsp. Oleg
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January 19th, 2010 1:24pm

Hi Styxol,Links provide by Mike and Djamel will allow you to extract SharePoint solution package (wsp) from the MOSS database. Sharepoint store WSP in the configuration database. There is no way to download Sharepoint solution, all you can do is to extract them by code.Correct me if I'm wrong but I think that it's exactly what you want. Hope that help,Mario Mon Blog/My Blog (in french) LinkedIn
January 19th, 2010 1:42pm

Sorry for that. I am not very familiar with VB. I converted the code on C# and I could extract solutions from SharePoint into WSP files. I really appreciate your help. Oleg
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January 19th, 2010 3:45pm

Oleg, could you post the C# code. It would really help me out as I am stuck as well. Somehow our custom wsps have been lost and I need to migrate the wsps to a new farm from our original one. Thanks for sharing the knowledge! -AndyAndy A.
March 23rd, 2011 9:53am

This tool allows to verify all wsp files installed on SharePoint 2007 Farm. And it allows to download the wsp files from SharePoint Database to hard disk. http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/SPSolutionExtractor Piero
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December 15th, 2011 6:11am

Thanks Piero this has worked and i was able to extract all wsp file in one shot. http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/SPSolutionExtractor Thanks again !!!
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