Peoplepicker-distributionlistsearchdomains: Stsadm property (Office SharePoint Server)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: September 13, 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2007-09-13


Restricts the search of a distribution list to a specific subset of domains.


stsadm -o setproperty

   -propertyname peoplepicker-distributionlistsearchdomains

   -propertyvalue <URL>

   [-url] <URL>

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

   -propertyname peoplepicker-distributionlistsearchdomains

   [-url] <URL>


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


The following table shows possible values.

Name Value


Gets or sets the name of the property.


A valid URL, such as http://server_name.


The domain name should be a Domain Name Service (DNS) name and should be separated by a semicolon. If no values are set, all trusted domains or the domains listed in the configuration are searched.

In the Example section, the property values ( and dev.corp.fabriakm) are specified to conduct the search for a distribution list from and and no other domain.


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

In the Example section, http://contoso is the name of the Web application that is affected.


Restrict a search distribution list to a subdomain

To restrict a search for a distribution list to only be and, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o setproperty -url http://contoso-370 -pn peoplepicker-distributionlistsearchdomains -pv;

To view the current setting for the distributionlistsearchdomains property, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o getproperty -pn peoplepicker-distributionlistsearchdomains