CKS Tag Cloud Webpart on WSS 3.0

Topics: General/Misc.
Oct 13, 2007 at 8:03 PM
Edited Oct 13, 2007 at 10:40 PM
Hi
I tried installing the CKS Tag Cloud Webpart on a WSS 3.0 site. I downloaded the webpart from codeplex followed the instructions for install

Step 1: stsadm -o addsolution
Step 2: stsdam -o deploysolution
Step 3: Activate. When I go to the site features to activate I do not see
Community Kit for SharePoint 2.0 - TagCloud Web parts listed. So, I can't
activate it

So, I tried to retract the solution using stsdam -o retractsolution

I got the following error - This solution contains resources scoped for a
Web application and must be retracted from one or more Web applications.

I then removed it using, stsadm -o deletesolution

In the Windows Event Log I see the following error
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Windows SharePoint Services 3
Event Category: Timer
Event ID: 6759


Description:
The Execute method of job definition "SPSolutionDeploymentJobDefinition" (id "1f6b6145-6463-45a7-9928-75074f62c4bb") threw an exception. Error: Cannot add the specified assembly to the global assembly cache: CKS.TagCloud.Solution\CKS.TagCloud.dll.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Description:
The Execute method of job definition "SPSolutionDeploymentJobDefinition" (id "1f6b6145-6463-45a7-9928-75074f62c4bb") threw an exception. Error: Cannot add the specified assembly to the global assembly cache: CKS.TagCloud.Solution\CKS.TagCloud.dll.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Any idea how I can get the tag cloud web part working on a plain vanilla WSS 3.0? Or, do I need to have one of the CKS templated sites to get this working?

Thanks
Jan 23, 2008 at 4:04 AM
You need to specify the url of the web application while retracting the solution like the following:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN>stsa
dm -o retractsolution -name "cks.tagcloud.solution.wsp" -url http://litwaredemo
-immediate

Timer job successfully created.

Cheers
Nov 3, 2009 at 8:44 PM

or use "stsadm -o retractsolution -name "cks.tagcloud.solution.wsp" -allcontenturls -immediate"  to retract from all web applications.
-Rick