Quiesceformtemplate: Stsadm operation (Office SharePoint Server)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: September 13, 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2007-09-13


Temporarily takes a form template offline.

When a farm administrator queiesces a form template, all instances of that form template in every site collection are taken offline.

The process of quiescing takes a form template offline by preventing new sessions from being stared while ensuring that existing sessions are allowed time to be completed, which is specified by a time limit in the SharePoint Central Administration Web site. Unless the users exceed the time limit, they can fill out forms without losing the data that they have already entered.


stsadm -o quiesceformtemplate

   [-formid <Form template ID>]

   [-filename <Path to form template file>]

   -maxduration <Duration, in minutes>


Parameter name Value Required? Description


A valid template ID, for example, "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:infopath:MyFormTemplate:-myXSD-2005-09-22T20-42-56"

No. However, either the form ID or file name must be specified.

ID of the form template file.


A valid file name for the form template file, such as "formtemplate.xsn"

No. However, either the form ID or file name must be specified.

Name of the form template file.


A valid number for the number of minutes, such as "240"


Number of minutes the quiescing process will take. There is no maximum limit.