SharePoint : Delete “Scheduling Start Date” and “Scheduling End Date” columns using PowerShell

In general, we can delete the columns using UI from SharePoint pretty easily. But some columns are not allowed to be deleted using UI but are allowed to be deleted using PowerShell. But there are some columns which are not deleted from PowerShell as well without some tweaks.

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Extract WSP Contents using PowerShell

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:*