Recently, I ran into trouble in which I couldn’t find a simple way to find the admin database name in MOSS 2007 as its not displayed in Central Admin and there is no PowerShell supported in MOSS 2007 so we have to deal with stsadm tool.
Recently, I encountered a requirement to extract the wsps from SharePoint Content Database and extract its contents. Extraction of WSP is already mentioned in many blogs. So, I would just guide how to extract the WSP contents.
Following is the command which is used to extract the WSP contents and saves its contents to a particular path:
expand <FullPathToWSP> <DirectoryWhereFileNeedsTobeExtracted> -F:*
The above command is a built-in Windows utility which extracts the content of WSP. Following is the example of the above mentioned command.
expand C:\mySolution.wsp C:\SolutionExtract\mySolution -F:*
In SharePoint we have a provision to report the progress of a timer job. I was wondering how do various SharePoint inbuilt timer jobs’s report the status of the timer job.