Inevitably, right-click-deploy will fail you. It’s not if, it’s when. And if you’re as lucky as I am, SharePoint is not your primary technology; you don’t bath in it daily. You visit it like the angry aunt who pinches your cheeks too hard and gives you wormy apples as a gift. It means well, it just don’t know any better because it’s had a rough life. This blog has served as my “reference” point for annoying things I have to remember. Here’s another one: Deploying Packages. If you right click deploy and Visual Studio gives various errors (timeouts, locked files, etc), it might be time to nuke the package from your farm and do it the right way. So lets crack open that SharePoint Administration PowerShell and navigate to a directory containing your wsp.