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stsadm -o upgradesolution

  Asked By: Shonda    Date: Dec 30    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 51226

stsadm -o upgradesolution should update the web.config, right?

If so, what would one check when it does not? Going back and forth with dev's
...want to get the right answer.

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Answer #1    Answered By: Shobhana R.     Answered On: Dec 30

Upgradesolution usually just updates the solution files in the config  database.
It depends on the solution whether that is sufficient to actually update  the
full solution or not. For example, if you deploy something like a content type
via a solution, simply changing the XML code and running upgradesolution  won't
upgrade the content type for existing instances. This is a known limitation of
solutions.

So it depends on what you are trying to upgrade. Usually upgrading deployed
solutions means either writing a custom upgrade program or removing and
re-deploying the solution.

 
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