Avnumberofthreads: Stsadm property (Windows SharePoint Services)

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Updated: September 13, 2007

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


Topic Last Modified: 2007-09-06

Specifies the number of threads to use for antivirus processes. If the server response time is slow while scanning, you may want to decrease the number of threads allowed for virus scanning.

This property is equivalent to the Antivirus Threads user interface setting that is located on the Antivirus page of the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.

stsadm -o setproperty

   -propertyname avnumberofthreads

   -propertyvalue <valid numerical value>

   [-url] <URL>

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

   propertyname avnumberofthreads

   [-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 numerical value that specifies the number of execution threads to use on the server. The default value is 5.


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

To set the number of threads on the server to 10, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o setproperty -pn avnumberofthreads -pv 10

To view the current setting of the avnumberofthreads property, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o getproperty -pn avnumberofthreads