We tried to deploy wsp via Visual Studio 2013 on our development server, deployment stopped with following error:
You cannot deploy this solution on this type of server computer as it is configured. This solution must be installed on a server of type: front-end Web server
We tried using PowerShell, but it hangs at “Deploying”. Tried solution like adding “loopback check” but it didn’t work in case of wsp deployment.
Finally, disconnecting and connecting configuration database did the trick but at the cost of creating new CA.
Run cmdlet to disconnect configuration database
Close PowerShell window and open new PowerShell window
Run cmdlet to connect configuration
- $passphrase = ConvertTo-SecureString -String “sharepoint@2013” -asPlainText -Force
- Connect-SPConfigurationDatabase -DatabaseServer SQLServerInstanceName -DatabaseName SharePoint_Config -Passphrase $passphrase
- Run SharePoint Configuration wizard and created new central administration.
We were able to deploy solutions via Visual Studio but newly created Central Administration need to deploy every wsp.