Avtimeout: 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 how long to wait before an antivirus process times out.

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

stsadm -o setproperty

   -propertyname avtimeout

   -propertyvalue <valid numerical value>

   [-url] <URL>

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

   propertyname avtimeout

   [-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, in seconds, that specifies the time out duration that a virus scanner should run before it times out. The default value is 300.


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

To set the time out value to 500 seconds, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o setproperty -pn avtimeout -pv 500

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

stsadm -o getproperty -pn avtimeout