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Dead-site-auto-delete: Stsadm property (Office SharePoint Server)

Office 2007

Updated: November 1, 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2007-11-01


Turns on or off the setting to delete the site collection.

This property is equivalent to the Automatically delete the site collection if use is not confirmed user interface setting that is located on the Site Use Confirmation and Deletion page of the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.


stsadm -o setproperty

   -propertyname dead-site-auto-delete

   -propertyvalue {Yes | No}

   [-url] <http://server_name>

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

   propertyname dead-site-auto-delete

   [-url] <http://server_name>


You can substitute -pn for -propertyname and -pv for -propertyvalue.

Property values

The following table shows possible values.

Name Value


Gets or sets the name of the property.


  • Yes: Enables the site collection to be automatically deleted.

No: Disables the site collection to be automatically deleted. This is the default setting.


Typically, a path to the URL of the Web application, in the form http://server_name.


To turn on the setting for the site collection to be deleted, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o setproperty -pn dead-site-auto-delete -pv Yes

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