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Command-Line Parameters

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The following table lists and explains the parameters you can use with operations for Stsadm.exe. For detailed information about the operations, including sample syntax, see Command-Line Operations . For more information about using the command-line tool, see "Introducing the Administration Tools for " in the Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide.

Parameter

Short form

Definition

Sample values

adcreation

 

Specifies that new user accounts are created in Microsoft Active Directory directory service.

 

add

 

Specifies that the user is added to a site group when the userrole operation is run.

 

addomain

 

The Active Directory domain.

 

admapcreatenew

 

Specifies that a new application pool is created in Internet Information Services (IIS).

 

admapidlogin

 

The user name to use for running processes in the administrative application pool.

This value must be a Microsoft Windows user name, and must be qualified with a domain name, for example DOMAIN\name.

admapidname

 

The administrative application poolID.

 

admapidpwd

 

The password that corresponds to the admapidlogin.

 

admapidtype

 

The identity type to use for the administrative application pool.

(configurableid/ NetworkService/LocalService/LocalSystem)

adou

 

The Active Directory organizational unit (OU).

 

apcreatenew

-apnew

Specifies that a new application pool is created in Internet Information Services (IIS).

 

apidlogin

-apl

The user name to use for running processes in the application pool.

This value must be a Windows user name, and must be qualified with a domain name, for example DOMAIN\name.

apidname

 

The application pool ID.

 

apidpwd

 

The password that corresponds to the apidlogin.

 

apidtype

 

The identity type to use for the application pool.

(configurableid/ NetworkService/LocalService/LocalSystem)

codepage

 

The language codepage to use for e-mail messages.

This value must be a valid codepage, such as 65001.

connect

 

Connects to an existing database, rather than creating a new one.

 

databasename

-dn

The name of the Microsoft SQL Server database or Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows) (WMSDE) database used for data.

The default database name is automatically generated based on the machine name, virtual server, and subsite. For example, SharePoint_collab_stsid.

databasepassword

-dp

The password that corresponds to the administrator user name for the SQL Server database or WMSDE database.

 

databaseserver

-ds

The server on which the collaboration database exists.

The default is the local machine name. For example, SQL_01.

databaseuser

-du

The administrator user name for the SQL Server database or WMSDE database.

 

delete

 

Specifies that the user is deleted from a site group when the userrole operation is run.

 

deleteadaccounts

 

Specifies that users are deleted from Active Directory directory service when the deletesite operation is run.

 

deletecontent

 

Specifies that the content databases are deleted when a virtual server is unextended or is uninstalled.

 

description

-desc

The site or template description.

Any text string.

donotcreatesite

 

Specifies that no site is created when a virtual server is extended.

 

force

 

Specifies that an existing Web Part package is overwritten when the addwppack operation is run.

 

filename

-f

A valid file name for a file, template, or Web Part package.

A full path and file name, such as C:\Myfiles\Filename.htm.

fromaddress

 

The e-mail address to use as a From address on server messages, such as alert notifications.

This value must be a valid e-mail address, in the form someone@example.com.

globalinstall

 

Specifies that, when the addwppack operation is run, the Web Part package is installed in the global assembly cache (GAC) rather than in the Bin directories of each virtual server. Assemblies installed in the GAC are available to all applications on the server..

 

hh

 

Specifies that the server is in a server farm hosting configuration. No database is created and the virtual server is extended by connecting to existing content database. You must specify an existing SQL connection string to the configuration database when you use this parameter.

 

lcid

 

The locale ID for sites created on this virtual server. Default is the install language for .

A locale ID, for example 1033.

name

-n

The name of a Web Part package.

 

newname

-new

The new name to use when renaming a subsite.

 

operation

-o

The operation to perform.

For a list of available operations, see Command-Line Operations .

outsmtpserver

 

The SMTP server to use for outgoing messages.

 

overwrite

 

Specifies that any existing backup files or existing Web sites will be overwritten during backup or restore.

 

owneremail

 

The site owner's e-mail address.

This value must be a valid e-mail address, in the form someone@example.com.

ownerlogin

 

The site owner's user account.

This value must be a Windows user name, and must be qualified with a domain name, for example DOMAIN\name.

ownername

 

The site owner's display name.

 

port

 

The port to use for SharePoint Central Administration.

An integer, such as 80.

propertyname

-pn

A valid property name.

For names, see Command-Line Properties .

propertyvalue

-pv

A valid property value.

For more information, see Command-Line Properties .

quota

-qt

The quota template to apply to sites created on the virtual server.

A quota template name. For example, personalquotas.

replytoaddress

 

The e-mail address that users can reply to when they receive server messages.

This value must be a valid e-mail address, in the form someone@example.com.

requiresecondarycontact

 

Specifies that users must supply a secondary contact when they create a new site.

 

role

 

A valid site group name.

For example, reader.

secondaryemail

-se

The secondary site owner's e-mail address.

This value must be a valid e-mail address, in the form someone@example.com.

secondarylogin

-sl

The secondary site owner's user account.

This value must be a Windows user name, and must be qualified with a domain name, for example DOMAIN\name.

secondaryname

-sn

The secondary site owner's display name.

 

servicename

-svc

The name of a data retrieval service.

For example, Service1.

setting

 

A setting for data retrieval services.

Any of the following values: enabled , responsesize , timeout , update .

siteadmin

 

Specifies that the user is an administrator of the site.

 

sitetemplate

-st

The template to apply to the new site.

The value must be in the form name#configuration. If you do not specify the configuration, configuration 0 is the default (for example, STS#0). The list of available templates can be customized to include templates you create.

Values available in a default installation include:

STS#0 (Team Site)

STS#1 (Blank Site)

STS#2 (Document Workspace)

MPS#0 (Basic MeetingWorkspace)

MPS#1 (Blank Meeting Workspace)

MPS#2 (DecisionMeeting Workspace)

MPS#3 (SocialMeeting Workspace)

MPS#4 (MultipageMeeting Workspace)

Note: If you added a template to the central template gallery, you must specify the template name as _GLOBAL_# number , where number refers to the template ID.

ssl

 

Specifies that Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption is used for the administration port.

 

title

-t

The template or site title

Any text string.

type

 

Type of path to add or remove.

(exclusion/explicitinclusion/wildcardinclusion)

unique

 

Specifies that the subsite uses unique permissions.

 

url

 

The URL to the virtual server, site, or subsite.

For example, http://myserver/site1.

useremail

 

An e-mail address.

This value must be a valid e-mail address, in the form someone@example.com.

userlogin

 

A user account.

This value must be a Windows user name, and must be qualified with a domain name, for example DOMAIN\name.

username

-u

A user name.

Always use the short form for this parameter ( u ). This value must be either a Windows user account name or a Windows group account name, and can be qualified with a domain name, for example DOMAIN\name.

vsname

 

The virtual server name.

 
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