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July 8, 2014 / José Cardoso

SharePoint 2010: Solution Package Deployment stuck in Deploying status


Usually we are able to successfully deploy/update a solution package (that is, a solution with a group of visual web parts) inside our SharePoint 2010 farm. We deployed/updated the solution through the command “Update-SPSolution –Identity <SolutionName>.wsp –LiteralPath <Solution Location>\<SolutionName>.wsp –GACDeployment –force” in the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell. When we tried to updated the solution, we verified that it solution wasn’t updated. We noticed that the deployment status in the SharePoint 2010 Central Administration the Status was always “deploying”.


 The problem can be related with one of the points bellow

  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service is not running
  • SharePoint Timer service is not running


To check the execution of the service of the point 1:

  • Open the SharePoint Central Administration Portal
  • Go to Manage services on server, under System Settings
  • Verify if the service “Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service” is running. If not, start it

services on server


To check the execution of the service of the point 2:

  • Open the Windows Services window to check the services that are running in the server
  • Find the “SharePoint 2010 Timer” service and verify if it is running


  •  If the service is not running, open the command line prompt
    – Type the command “net start sptimerv4” to start the service and press Enter
    – If you receive “The service did not start due to a logon failure.”, edit the “Log On” account to ensure that the service identity account is configured correctly and start the service

After making sure all the services are running, deploy again the solution.



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