wsp deployment sometimes doesn't update gac-ed assembly on all servers

  • wsp deployment sometimes doesn't update gac-ed assembly on all servers Brian

    We are finding recently, with our wsp deployments, that on some of the WFE/APP servers in our farm that the assembly contained in the WSP, which should be gaced, is updating some servers but not all. Almost like the assembly in the GAC is locked on some servers but not others.

  • Have a look at the SharePoint trace logs on each machine for messages related to those DLLs.

    What does the Solution Management screen say about deployment to these servers?

  • Are you fully retracting and removing your originally deployed solutions before updates?

  • I have run into this before using WSP Builder and the only thing I could get to work was to run STSADM and go through a full uninstall, including removing from the solution store.

    Are you running STSADM -o execadmsvcjobs after upgrading as well?

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