Today I tried to deploy a solution through PowerShell with the command:
Install-SPSolution–Identity helpdesk.wsp–WebApplication http:/ /myserver/-GACDeployment
I then got the following error:
Install-SPSolution : This solution contains no resources scoped for a Web application and cannot be deployed to a particular Web application.
At C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\HelpDeskTemplate\HelpDesk\installsolutions.ps1:68 char:4
+ Install-SPSolution –Identity helpdesk.wsp –WebApplication http:/ /myserver/ -G …
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share…InstallSolution:SPCmdletInstallSolution) [Install-SPSolution], SPException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletInstallSolution
A bit silly of course. This .wsp contains only a site definition and with the above command I was trying to deploy the solution to a specific SharePoint application. As this template is used within Central Admin to create a new site collection this should fail.
Run the command without the WebApplication switch:
Install-SPSolution–Identity helpdesk.wsp -GACDeployment
2 thoughts on “Install-SPSolution : This solution contains no resources scoped for a Web application”
Thanks for the notes. However I wonder why the “WebApplication” switch was provided then !!!!
The WebApplication switch is there in case there are web application scoped features/resources in your solution and you want to deploy the solution to a limited set of applications.