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Delete Error WSP Solution from Solution Store

Removing malfunctioning Windows SharePoint Services solutions
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It could happen that you (or whatever) accidentally break a deployed solution on a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (or MOSS 2007 for that matter) farm or site. If that happens, you can no longer retract and/or remove a solution by using the Operations part of the Central Administration website. It will show up as an error in the list of solutions under "Solution Management".
So how do you go about removing the solution entirely? You can use the command-line tool STSADM.exe which can be found under "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN" for a normal installation of WSS 3.0. Let's assume that the malfunctioning solution is called HelloWorldWebPart.wsp.
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