Export All Custom Solutions from SharePoint Farm

When I’m in process of cloning of production environment to test environment. I’ve come across nice trick to export all wsp files from your SharePoint farm.

It is done by PowerShell script and I will list all steps required below:

  • Run Windows PowerShell
  • Load SharePoint snap in to PowerShell: [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName(“Microsoft.SharePoint”)
  • Get the actual Farm into variable: $cf = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm]::Local
  • Check whether SharePoint Farm variable loaded: $cf

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  • Get all solutions of the farm into a farm variable: $sols = $cf.Solutions
  • Check solutions variable: $sols
  • Export solutions variable into temp folder: $sols | ForEach-Object {Write-Host $_.name -foregroundcolor yellow; $_.SolutionFile.SaveAs(“c:\temp\wsp\” + $_.name)}

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  • Now, all of your custom solutions will be in C:\temp\wsp folder
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