just a simple bug fix.This utility allows Sharepoint administrators and developers to download a solution package from the Sharepoint solution store (for instance to compare it with another one); I’ve recently faced this situation: we had a solution package in our staging farm, but we wanted to compare the files (features) with our development code.
I’ve created 2 versions of this utility : a Windows Form version and a stsadm extension .
Run the Windows Form version on the Sharepoint farm
Select a package and click on the “Download package” button, to bring it to the file system.Easy ?
To use the stsadm version :
- register the DownloadWSPStsadm.dll into the gac..
- copy the stsadmcommands.downloadwsp.xml file to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\CONFIG
- run the stsadm –o downloadsolution option with the –filename and –storeto parameters as described in the picture below (the destination directory must be created before running the command)