Retractwppack: Stsadm operation (Office SharePoint Server)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: April 26, 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Retracts the deployment of a specified Web Part package.

stsadm -o retractwppack

   -name <name>

   [-url] <URL name>

   [-time] <time to retract>



   [-lcid] <language>







A valid Web Part name, such as ”SampleWebPart.wpp”


Name of the Web Part package to remove


A valid URL, such as http://server_name


URL of the virtual server to which the Web Part package needs to be deployed


A valid date:time format that is culture-specific to the administrative language, such as “2/16/2007 12:15:12”

The -time parameter is not required if either the -immediate or -local parameter is specified. Otherwise, the -time parameter is required.

Enables the administrator to schedule the time that the deployment should occur.

Time requires that a user use a time format acceptable to the DateTime.Parse method. If the date:time format does not parse correctly, the following error message is displayed:

"‘<time user entered>’ is not a valid time format. Deployment was not initiated."




Causes the deployment to occur immediately after the command is executed.



The -local parameter is not required if either the immediate or time parameter is specified. Otherwise, the -time parameter is required.

Deploys the solution synchronously on the local computer only. The timer service is not used.

A developer must specify the -immediate, -local, or -time parameter. If one of these parameters is not specified, the following message is displayed:

"Deployment type was not specified. You must specify a deployment to just this server (-local), to all servers in the farm (-immediate), or a delayed deployment to all servers in the farm (-time)."


A valid locale ID, such as "1033" for English


Language locale ID of the solution to be retracted