Did you know? OOTB STSADM has about 200 or so commands. STSADM.exe is one of the most frequently used (command line) tools for SharePoint, it’s designed to be an administrators\developers touch point to configure and customise SharePoint (WSS as well as MOSS).  For most tasks that need to be automated you will find professionals using STSADM (STS is short for the old name of SharePoint – SharePoint Team Sites and ADM is short for Administration) rather then the web user interface.

You can find STSADM installed in the BIN directory on all web front end servers deep in the 12 hive. The ’12 hive’ is located by default on (System Drive):\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN. 

The first thing I do (when I get my hands on a SharePoint box) is add the 12 hive onto the servers PATH (via Computer > Properties > Advanced > Environmental Variables > Path). As I always keep forgetting the 200 or so commands in there entirety, I am posting them here as a reference, detailed documentation is available on TechNet.

Note: You can copy paste commands directly on to the command line but you will have to rewrite the ‘-‘ character in most cases (some dodgy conversion). If a command does not work with C:\stsadm -o utility name then use the full executable name for example  C:\>stsadm.exe -o. Not all commands may work. WSS, Standard and Enterprise flavours of SharePoint have different commands.Also some commands are entirely specific to your environment setup.

  1. stsadm -o activatefeature {-filename <relative path to Feature.xml> | -name <feature folder> | -id <feature Id>} [-url <url>] [-force]
  2. stsadm -o activateformtemplate -url <URL to the site collection> [-formid <form template ID>] [-filename <path to form template file>]
  3. stsadm -o addalternatedomain -url <protocol://existing.WebApplication.URLdomain> -incomingurl <protocol://incoming.url.domain> -urlzone <default, extranet, internet, intranet, custom> -resourcename <non-web application resource name>
  4. stsadm -o addcontentdb -url <url> -databasename <database name> [-databaseserver <database server name>] [-databaseuser <database username>] [-databasepassword <database password>] [-sitewarning <site warning count>] [-sitemax <site max count>]
  5. stsadm -o adddataconnectionfile -filename <path to file to add> [-webaccessible <bool>] [-overwrite <bool>] [-category <bool>]
  6. stsadm -o add-ecsfiletrustedlocation -Ssp <SSP name> -Location <URL|UNC> -LocationType SharePoint|Unc|Http -IncludeChildren True|False [-SessionTimeout <time in seconds>] [-ShortSessionTimeout <time in seconds>] [-MaxRequestDuration <time in seconds>] [-MaxWorkbookSize <file size in Mbytes>] [-MaxChartSize <size in Mbytes>] [-VolatileFunctionCacheLifetime <time in seconds>] [-DefaultWorkbookCalcMode File|Manual|Auto|AutoDataTables] [-AllowExternalData None|Dcl|DclAndEmbedded] [-WarnOnDataRefresh True|False] [-StopOpenOnRefreshFailure True|False] [-PeriodicCacheLifetime <time in seconds>] [-ManualCacheLifetime <time in seconds>] [-MaxConcurrentRequestsPerSession <number of requests>] [-AllowUdfs True|False] [-Description <descriptive text>]
  7. stsadm -o add-ecssafedataprovider -Ssp <SSP name> -ID <data provider id> -Type Oledb|Odbc|OdbcDsn [-Description <descriptive text>]
  8. stsadm -o add-ecstrusteddataconnectionlibrary -Ssp <SSP name> -Location <URL> [-Description <descriptive text>]
  9. stsadm -o add-ecsuserdefinedfunction -Ssp <SSP name> -Assembly <strong name|file path> -AssemblyLocation GAC|File [-Enable True|False] [-Description <descriptive text>]
  10. stsadm -o addexemptuseragent -name <user-agent to receive InfoPath files instead of a Web page>
  11. stsadm -o addpath -url <url> -type <explicitinclusion/wildcardinclusion>
  12. stsadm -o addpermissionpolicy -url <url> -userlogin <login name> -permissionlevel <permission policy level> [-zone <URL zone>] [-username <display name>]
  13. stsadm -o addsolution -filename <Solution filename> [-lcid <language>]
  14. stsadm -o addtemplate -filename <template filename> -title <template title> [-description <template description>]
  15. stsadm -o adduser -url <url> -userlogin <DOMAIN\user> -useremail <someone@example.com> -role <role name> / -group <group name> -username <display name> [-siteadmin]
  16. stsadm -o addwppack  -filename <Web Part Package filename> [-lcid <language>] [-url <url>] [-globalinstall] [-force] [-nodeploy]
  17. stsadm -o addwppack  -name <name of Web Part Package> [-lcid <language>] [-url <url>] [-globalinstall] [-force]
  18. stsadm -o addzoneurl -url <protocol://existing.WebApplication.URLdomain> -urlzone <default, extranet, internet, intranet, custom> -zonemappedurl <protocol://outgoing.url.domain> -resourcename <non-web application resource name>
  19. stsadm -o allowuserformwebserviceproxy -url <Url of the web application> -enable <true to enable, false to disable>
  20. stsadm -o allowwebserviceproxy -url <Url of the web application> -enable <true to enable, false to disable>
  21. stsadm -o associatewebapp -title <SSP name> [-default | -parent] -url <Web application 1 url,Web application 2 url> [-all]
  22. stsadm -o authentication -url <url> -type <windows/forms/websso> [-usebasic (valid only in windows authentication mode)] [-usewindowsintegrated (valid only in windows authentication mode)] [-exclusivelyusentlm (valid only in windows authentication mode)] [-membershipprovider <membership provider name>] [-rolemanager <role manager name>] [-enableclientintegration] [-allowanonymous]
  23. stsadm -o backup -url <url> -filename <filename> [-overwrite]
  24. stsadm -o backup -directory <UNC path> -backupmethod <full | differential> [-item <created path from tree>] [-percentage <integer between 1 and 100>] [-backupthreads <integer between 1 and 10>] [-showtree] [-quiet]
  25. stsadm -o backuphistory -directory <UNC path> [-backup] [-restore]
  26. stsadm -o binddrservice -servicename <data retrieval service name> -setting <data retrieval services setting>
  27. stsadm -o blockedfilelist -extension <extension> -add [-url <url>]
  28. stsadm -o blockedfilelist -extension <extension> -delete [-url <url>]
  29. stsadm -o canceldeployment -id <id>
  30. stsadm -o changepermissionpolicy -url <url> -userlogin <DOMAIN\name> [-zone <URL zone>] [-username <display name>] [{ -add | -delete } -permissionlevel <permission policy level>]
  31. stsadm -o copyappbincontent
  32. stsadm -o createadminvs [-admapidname <app pool name>] [-admapidtype <configurableid/NetworkService>] [-admapidlogin <DOMAIN\name>] [-admapidpwd <app pool password>]
  33. stsadm -o createcmsmigrationprofile -profilename <profile name> [-description <description>] [-connectionstring <connection string>] -databaseserver <server>  -databasename <name>  -databaseuser <username>  [-databasepassword <password>] [-auth windowsauth|sqlauth] -destination <url> [-rootchannel <channelname>] [-destinationlocale <LCID>] [-migrateresources onlyused|all] [-migrateacls yes|no] [-emailto <address1;address2>] [-emailon success|failure|none|both] [-keeptemporaryfiles Never|Always|Failure] [-enableeventreceivers yes|no]
  34. stsadm -o creategroup -url <url> -name <group name> -description <description> -ownerlogin <DOMAIN\name or group name> [-type member|visitor|owner]
  35. stsadm -o createsite -url <url> -owneremail <someone@example.com> [-ownerlogin <DOMAIN\name>] [-ownername <display name>] [-secondaryemail <someone@example.com>] [-secondarylogin <DOMAIN\name>] [-secondaryname <display name>] [-lcid <language>] [-sitetemplate <site template>] [-title <site title>] [-description <site description>] [-hostheaderwebapplicationurl <web application url>] [-quota <quota template>]
  36. stsadm -o createsiteinnewdb -url <url> -owneremail <someone@example.com> [-ownerlogin <DOMAIN\name>] [-ownername <display name>] [-secondaryemail <someone@example.com>] [-secondarylogin <DOMAIN\name>] [-secondaryname <display name>] [-lcid <language>] [-sitetemplate <site template>] [-title <site title>] [-description <site description>] [-hostheaderwebapplicationurl <web application url>] [-quota <quota template>] [-databaseuser <database username>] [-databasepassword <database password>] [-databaseserver <database server name>] [-databasename <database name>]
  37. stsadm -o createssp -title <SSP name> -url <Web application url> -mysiteurl <MySite Web application url> -ssplogin <username> -indexserver <index server> -indexlocation <index file path> [-ssppassword <password>] [-sspdatabaseserver <SSP database server>] [-sspdatabasename <SSP database name>] [-sspsqlauthlogin <SQL username>] [-sspsqlauthpassword <SQL password>] [-searchdatabaseserver <search database server>] [-searchdatabasename <search database name>] [-searchsqlauthlogin <SQL username>] [-searchsqlauthpassword <SQL password>] [-ssl <yes|no>]
  38. stsadm -o createweb -url <url> [-lcid <language>] [-sitetemplate <site template>] [-title <site title>] [-description <site description>] [-convert] [-unique]
  39. stsadm -o databaserepair -url <url> -databasename <database name> [-deletecorruption]
  40. stsadm -o deactivatefeature {-filename <relative path to Feature.xml> | -name <feature folder> | -id <feature Id>} [-url <url>] [-force]
  41. stsadm -o deactivateformtemplate -url <URL to the site collection> [-formid <form template ID>] [-filename <path to form template file>]
  42. stsadm -o deleteadminvs
  43. stsadm -o deletealternatedomain -url <ignored> -incomingurl <protocol://incoming.url.domain>
  44. stsadm -o deletecmsmigrationprofile -profilename <profile name>
  45. stsadm -o deleteconfigdb
  46. stsadm -o deletecontentdb -url <url> -databasename <database name> [-databaseserver <database server name>]
  47. stsadm -o deletegroup -url <url> -name <group name>
  48. stsadm -o deletepath -url <url>
  49. stsadm -o deletepermissionpolicy -url <url> -userlogin <login name> [-zone <URL zone>]
  50. stsadm -o deletesite -url <url> -deleteadaccounts <true/false>
  51. stsadm -o deletesolution -name <Solution name> [-override] [-lcid <language>]
  52. stsadm -o deletessp -title <SSP name> [-deletedatabases]
  53. stsadm -o deletessptimerjob -title <SSP Name> -jobid <SSP Timer Job Id>
  54. stsadm -o deletetemplate -title <template title> [-lcid <language>]
  55. stsadm -o deleteuser -url <url> -userlogin <DOMAIN\name> [-group <group>]
  56. stsadm -o deleteweb -url <url>
  57. stsadm -o deletewppack -name <name of Web Part Package> [-lcid <language>] [-url <url>]
  58. stsadm -o deletezoneurl -url <protocol://existing.WebApplication.URLdomain> -urlzone <default, extranet, internet, intranet, custom> -resourcename <non-web application resource name>
  59. stsadm -o deploysolution -name <Solution name> [-url <virtual server url>] [-allcontenturls] [-time <time to deploy at>] [-immediate] [-local] [-allowgacdeployment] [-allowcaspolicies] [-lcid <language>] [-force]
  60. stsadm -o deploywppack -name <Web Part Package name> [-url <virtual server url>] [-time <time to deploy at>] [-immediate] [-local] [-lcid <language>] [-globalinstall] [-force]
  61. stsadm -o disablessc -url <url>
  62. stsadm -o displaysolution -name <Solution name>
  63. stsadm -o editcmsmigrationprofile -profilename <profile name> [-description <description>] [-connectionstring <connection string>] [-databaseserver <server>] [-databasename <name>] [-databaseuser <username>] [-databasepassword <password>] [-auth sqlauth|windowsauth] [-emailto <address1;address2>] [-emailon success|failure|none|both] [-excludeschema ] [-keeptemporaryfiles Never|Always|Failure] [-enableeventreceivers yes|no]
  64. stsadm -o editcontentdeploymentpath -pathname <path name> [-keeptemporaryfiles Never|Always|Failure] [-enableeventreceivers yes|no] [-enablecompression yes|no]
  65. stsadm -o editssp -title <SSP name> [-newtitle <new SSP name>] [-sspadminsite <administration site url>] [-ssplogin <username>] [-ssppassword <password>] [-indexserver <index server>] [-indexlocation <index file path>] [-setaccounts <process accounts (domain\username)>] [-ssl <yes|no>]
  66. stsadm -o email -outsmtpserver <SMTP server> -fromaddress <someone@example.com> -replytoaddress <someone@example.com> -codepage <codepage> [-url <url>]
  67. stsadm -o enablecmsurlredirect -profilename <profile name> -off
  68. stsadm -o enablessc -url <url> [-requiresecondarycontact]
  69. stsadm -o enumalternatedomains -url <protocol://existing.WebApplication.URLdomain> -resourcename <non-web application resource name>
  70. stsadm -o enumcontentdbs -url <url>
  71. stsadm -o enumdataconnectionfiledependants -filename <filename for which to enumerate dependants>
  72. stsadm -o enumdataconnectionfiles [-mode <a | u | all | unreferenced>]
  73. stsadm -o enumdeployments
  74. stsadm -o enumexemptuseragents
  75. stsadm -o enumformtemplates
  76. stsadm -o enumgroups -url <url>
  77. stsadm -o enumroles -url <url>
  78. stsadm -o enumservices
  79. stsadm -o enumsites -url <virtual server url> -showlocks -redirectedsites
  80. stsadm -o enumsolutions
  81. stsadm -o enumssp -title <SSP name> [-default | -parent | -all]
  82. stsadm -o enumssptimerjobs -title <SSP Name>
  83. stsadm -o enumsubwebs -url <url>
  84. stsadm -o enumtemplates [-lcid <language>]
  85. stsadm -o enumusers -url <url>
  86. stsadm -o enumwppacks [-name <name of Web Part Package>] [-url <virtual server url>] [-farm]
  87. stsadm -o enumzoneurls -url <protocol://existing.WebApplication.URLdomain> -resourcename <non-web application resource name>
  88. stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs
  89. stsadm -o export -url <URL to be exported> -filename <export file name> [-overwrite] [-includeusersecurity] [-haltonwarning] [-haltonfatalerror] [-nologfile] [-versions <1-4> 1= Last major version for files and list items (default), 2= The current version, either the last major or the last minor, 3= Last major and last minor version for files and list items, 4= All versions for files and list items] [-cabsize <integer from 1-1024 megabytes> (default: 25)] [-nofilecompression] [-quiet]
  90. stsadm -o extendvs -url <url> -ownerlogin <domain\name> -owneremail <someone@example.com> [-exclusivelyusentlm] [-ownername <display name>] [-databaseuser <database user>] [-databaseserver <database server>] [-databasename <database name>] [-databasepassword <database user password>] [-lcid <language>] [-sitetemplate <site template>] [-donotcreatesite] [-description <iis web site name>] [-sethostheader] [-apidname <app pool name>] [-apidtype <configurableid/NetworkService>] [-apidlogin <DOMAIN\name>] [-apidpwd <app pool password>] [-allowanonymous]
  91. stsadm -o extendvsinwebfarm -url <url> -vsname <web application name> [-exclusivelyusentlm] [-apidname <app pool name>] [-apidtype <configurableid/NetworkService>] [-apidlogin <DOMAIN\name>] [-apidpwd <app pool password>] [-allowanonymous]
  92. stsadm -o forcedeleteweb -url <url>
  93. stsadm -o formtemplatequiescestatus [-formid <form template ID>] [-filename <path to form template file>]
  94. stsadm -o getadminport
  95. stsadm -o getdataconnectionfileproperty -filename <filename of the data connection file> -pn <property name>
  96. stsadm -o getformsserviceproperty -pn <option name>
  97. stsadm -o getformtemplateproperty [-formid <form template ID>] [-filename <path to form template file>] -pn <property name>
  98. stsadm -o getproperty -propertyname <property name> [-url <url>] (SharePoint cluster properties: avallowdownload, avcleaningenabled, avdownloadscanenabled, avnumberofthreads, avtimeout, avuploadscanenabled, command-line-upgrade-running, database-command-timeout, database-connection-timeout, data-retrieval-services-enabled, data-retrieval-services-oledb-providers, data-retrieval-services-response-size, data-retrieval-services-timeout, data-retrieval-services-update, data-source-controls-enabled, dead-site-auto-delete, dead-site-notify-after, dead-site-num-notifications, defaultcontentdb-password, defaultcontentdb-server, defaultcontentdb-user, delete-web-send-email, irmaddinsenabled, irmrmscertserver, irmrmsenabled, irmrmsusead, job-ceip-datacollection, job-config-refresh, job-database-statistics, job-dead-site-delete, job-usage-analysis, job-watson-trigger, large-file-chunk-size, token-timeout, workflow-cpu-throttle, workflow-eventdelivery-batchsize, workflow-eventdelivery-throttle, workflow-eventdelivery-timeout, workflow-timerjob-cpu-throttle, workitem-eventdelivery-batchsize, workitem-eventdelivery-throttle; SharePoint virtual server properties: alerts-enabled, alerts-limited, alerts-maximum, change-log-expiration-enabled, change-log-retention-period, data-retrieval-services-enabled, data-retrieval-services-inherit, data-retrieval-services-oledb-providers, data-retrieval-services-response-size, data-retrieval-services-timeout, data-retrieval-services-update, data-source-controls-enabled, days-to-show-new-icon, dead-site-auto-delete, dead-site-notify-after, dead-site-num-notifications, defaultquotatemplate, defaulttimezone, delete-web-send-email, job-change-log-expiration, job-dead-site-delete, job-diskquota-warning, job-immediate-alerts, job-recycle-bin-cleanup, job-usage-analysis, job-workflow, job-workflow-autoclean, job-workflow-failover, max-file-post-size, peoplepicker-activedirectorysearchtimeout, peoplepicker-distributionlistsearchdomains, peoplepicker-nowindowsaccountsfornonwindowsauthenticationmode, peoplepicker-onlysearchwithinsitecollection, peoplepicker-searchadcustomquery, peoplepicker-searchadforests, presenceenabled, recycle-bin-cleanup-enabled, recycle-bin-enabled, recycle-bin-retention-period, second-stage-recycle-bin-quota, send-ad-email)
  99. stsadm -o getsitedirectoryscanschedule
  100. stsadm -o getsitelock -url <url>
  101. stsadm -o geturlzone -url <protocol://incoming.url.domain>
  102. stsadm -o import -url <URL to import to> -filename <import file name> [-includeusersecurity] [-haltonwarning] [-haltonfatalerror] [-nologfile] [-updateversions <1-3> 1= Add new versions to the current file (default), 2= Overwrite the file and all its versions (delete then insert),3= Ignore the file if it exists on the destination] [-nofilecompression] [-quiet]
  103. stsadm -o installfeature {-filename <relative path to Feature.xml from system feature directory> | -name <feature folder>} [-force]
  104. stsadm -o listlogginglevels [-showhidden]
  105. stsadm -o listregisteredsecuritytrimmers -ssp <ssp name>
  106. stsadm -o localupgradestatus
  107. stsadm -o managepermissionpolicylevel -url <url> -name <permission policy level name> [{ -add | -delete }] [-description <description>] [-siteadmin <true | false>] [-siteauditor <true | false>] [-grantpermissions <comma-separated list of permissions>] [-denypermissions <comma-separated list of permissions>]
  108. stsadm -o migrateuser -oldlogin <DOMAIN\name> -newlogin <DOMAIN\name> [-ignoresidhistory]
  109. stsadm -o osearch [-action <list|start|stop>] required parameters for ‘start’ (if not  already set): role, farmcontactemail, service credentials [-f (suppress prompts)] [-role <Index|Query|IndexQuery>] [-farmcontactemail <email>] [-farmperformancelevel <Reduced|PartlyReduced|Maximum>] [-farmserviceaccount <DOMAIN\name> (service credentials)] [-farmservicepassword <password>] [-defaultindexlocation <directory>] [-propagationlocation <directory>]
  110. stsadm -o osearchdiacriticsensitive -ssp <ssp name> [-setstatus <True|False>] [-noreset] [-force]
  111. stsadm -o preparetomove {-ContentDB <DatabaseServer:DatabaseName> | -Site <URL>} [-OldContentDB <uniqueidentifier>] [-undo]
  112. stsadm -o profilechangelog -title <SSP Name> -daysofhistory <number of days> -generateanniversaries
  113. stsadm -o profiledeletehandler -type <Full Assembly Path>
  114. stsadm -o provisionservice -action <start/stop> -servicetype <servicetype (namespace or assembly qualified name if not SharePoint service)> [-servicename <servicename>]
  115. stsadm -o quiescefarm -maxduration <duration in minutes>
  116. stsadm -o quiescefarmstatus
  117. stsadm -o quiesceformtemplate [-formid <form template ID>] [-filename <path to form template file>] -maxduration <time in minutes>
  118. stsadm -o reconvertallformtemplates
  119. stsadm -o refreshdms -url <url>
  120. stsadm -o refreshsitedms -url <url>
  121. stsadm -o registersecuritytrimmer -ssp <ssp name> -id <0 – 2147483647> -typename <assembly qualified TypeName of ISecurityTrimmer implementation> -rulepath <crawl rule URL> [-configprops <name value pairs delimited by ‘~’>]
  122. stsadm -o registerwsswriter
  123. stsadm -o removedataconnectionfile -filename <filename to remove>
  124. stsadm -o removedrservice -servicename <data retrieval service name> -setting <data retrieval services setting>
  125. stsadm -o remove-ecsfiletrustedlocation -Ssp <SSP name> -Location <URL|UNC> -LocationType SharePoint|Unc|Http
  126. stsadm -o remove-ecssafedataprovider -Ssp <SSP name> -ID <data provider id> -Type Oledb|Odbc|OdbcDsn
  127. stsadm -o remove-ecstrusteddataconnectionlibrary -Ssp <SSP name> -Location <URL>
  128. stsadm -o remove-ecsuserdefinedfunction -Ssp <SSP name> -Assembly <strong name|file path> -AssemblyLocation GAC|File
  129. stsadm -o removeexemptuseragent -name <user-agent to receive InfoPath files instead of a Web page>
  130. stsadm -o removeformtemplate [-formid <form template ID>] [-filename <path to form template file>]
  131. stsadm -o removesolutiondeploymentlock [-server <server> [-allservers]
  132. stsadm -o renameserver -oldservername <oldServerName> -newservername <newServerName>
  133. stsadm -o renameweb -url <url> -newname <new subsite name>
  134. stsadm -o restore -url <url> -filename <filename> [-hostheaderwebapplicationurl <web application url>] [-overwrite]
  135. stsadm -o restore -directory <UNC path> -restoremethod <overwrite | new> [-backupid <Id from backuphistory, see stsadm -help backuphistory>] [-item <created path from tree>] [-percentage <integer between 1 and 100>] [-showtree] [-suppressprompt] [-username <username>] [-password <password>] [-newdatabaseserver <new database server name>] [-quiet]
  136. stsadm -o restoressp -title <SSP name> -url <Web application url> -ssplogin <username> -mysiteurl <MySite Web application url> -indexserver <index server> -indexlocation <index file path> [-keepindex] -sspdatabaseserver <SSP database server> -sspdatabasename <SSP database name> [-ssppassword <password>] [-sspsqlauthlogin <SQL username>] [-sspsqlauthpassword <SQL password>] [-searchdatabaseserver <search database server>] [-searchdatabasename <search database name>] [-searchsqlauthlogin <SQL username>] [-searchsqlauthpassword <SQL password>] [-ssl <yes|no>]
  137. stsadm -o retractsolution -name <Solution name> [-url <virtual server url>] [-allcontenturls] [-time <time to remove at>] [-immediate] [-local] [-lcid <language>]
  138. stsadm -o retractwppack -name <Web Part Package name> [-url <virtual server url>] [-time <time to retract at>] [-immediate] [-local] [-lcid <language>]
  139. stsadm -o runcmsmigrationprofile -profilename <profile name> [-skipanalyzer ] [-onlyanalyzer ] [-startover ] [-migratesincetime <DateTime string>] [-migrationfolder <path>] [-exportonly ] [-importonly ] [-htmldiff <path>]
  140. stsadm -o runcontentdeploymentjob -jobname <name> [-wait yes|no] [-deploysincetime <datetime>] (<datetime> as “MM/DD/YY HH:MM:SS”)
  141. stsadm -o scanforfeatures [-solutionid <Id of Solution>] [-displayonly]
  142. stsadm -o setadminport -port <port> [-ssl] [-admapcreatenew] [-admapidname <app pool name>]
  143. stsadm -o setapppassword -password <password>
  144. stsadm -o setbulkworkflowtaskprocessingschedule -schedule <recurrence string>
  145. stsadm -o setconfigdb [-connect] -databaseserver <database server> [-databaseuser <database user>] [-databasepassword <database user password>] [-databasename <database name>] [-exclusivelyusentlm] [-farmuser] [-farmpassword] [-adcreation] [-addomain <Active Directory domain>] [-adou <Active Directory OU>]
  146. stsadm -o setcontentdeploymentjobschedule -jobname <name> -schedule <schedule> (Schedule Parameter Examples: “every 5 minutes between 0 and 59”, “hourly between 0 and 59”, “daily at 15:00:00”, “weekly between Fri 22:00:00 and Sun 06:00:00”, “monthly at 15 15:00:00”, “yearly at Jan 1 15:00:00”)
  147. stsadm -o setdataconnectionfileproperty -filename <filename of the data connection file> -pn <property name> -pv <property value>
  148. stsadm -o setdefaultssp -title <SSP name>
  149. stsadm -o set-ecsexternaldata -Ssp <SSP name> [-ConnectionLifetime <time in seconds>] [-UnattendedServiceAccountName <account name>] [-UnattendedServiceAccountPassword <account password>]
  150. stsadm -o set-ecsloadbalancing -Ssp <SSP name> [-Scheme WorkbookUrl|RoundRobin|Local] [-RetryInterval <time in seconds>]
  151. stsadm -o set-ecsmemoryutilization -Ssp <SSP name> [-MaxPrivateBytes <memory in MBytes>] [-MemoryCacheThreshold <percentage>] [-MaxUnusedObjectAge <time in minutes>]
  152. stsadm -o set-ecssecurity -Ssp <SSP name> [-FileAccessMethod UseImpersonation|UseFileAccessAccount] [-AccessModel Delegation|TrustedSubsystem] [-RequireEncryptedUserConnection False|True] [-AllowCrossDomainAccess True|False]
  153. stsadm -o set-ecssessionmanagement -Ssp <SSP name> [-MaxSessionsPerUser <number of sessions>]
  154. stsadm -o set-ecsworkbookcache -Ssp <SSP name> [-Location <local or UNC path>] [-MaxCacheSize <storage in Mbytes>] [-EnableCachingOfUnusedFiles True|False]
  155. stsadm -o setformsserviceproperty -pn <option name> -pv <option value>
  156. stsadm -o setformtemplateproperty [-formid <form template ID>] [-filename <path to form template file>] -pn <property name> -pv <property value>
  157. stsadm -o setholdschedule -schedule <recurrence string>
  158. stsadm -o setlogginglevel [-category < [CategoryName | Manager:CategoryName [;…]] >] {-default | -tracelevel  < None;  Unexpected; Monitorable; High; Medium; Verbose> [-windowslogginglevel < None;  ErrorServiceUnavailable;  ErrorSecurityBreach;  ErrorCritical;  Error;  Warning;  FailureAudit; SuccessAudit;  Information;  Success>] }
  159. stsadm -o setpolicyschedule -schedule <recurrence string>
  160. stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname <property name> -propertyvalue <property value> [-url <url>] (SharePoint cluster properties:, avallowdownload, avcleaningenabled, avdownloadscanenabled, avnumberofthreads, avtimeout, avuploadscanenabled, command-line-upgrade-running, database-command-timeout, database-connection-timeout, data-retrieval-services-enabled, data-retrieval-services-oledb-providers, data-retrieval-services-response-size, data-retrieval-services-timeout, data-retrieval-services-update, data-source-controls-enabled, dead-site-auto-delete, dead-site-notify-after, dead-site-num-notifications, defaultcontentdb-password, defaultcontentdb-server, defaultcontentdb-user, delete-web-send-email, irmaddinsenabled, irmrmscertserver, irmrmsenabled, irmrmsusead, job-ceip-datacollection, job-config-refresh, job-database-statistics, job-dead-site-delete, job-usage-analysis, job-watson-trigger, large-file-chunk-size, token-timeout, workflow-cpu-throttle, workflow-eventdelivery-batchsize, workflow-eventdelivery-throttle, workflow-eventdelivery-timeout, workflow-timerjob-cpu-throttle, workitem-eventdelivery-batchsize, workitem-eventdelivery-throttle; SharePoint virtual server properties:, alerts-enabled, alerts-limited, alerts-maximum, change-log-expiration-enabled, change-log-retention-period, data-retrieval-services-enabled, data-retrieval-services-inherit, data-retrieval-services-oledb-providers, data-retrieval-services-response-size, data-retrieval-services-timeout, data-retrieval-services-update, data-source-controls-enabled, days-to-show-new-icon, dead-site-auto-delete, dead-site-notify-after, dead-site-num-notifications, defaultquotatemplate, defaulttimezone, delete-web-send-email, job-change-log-expiration, job-dead-site-delete, job-diskquota-warning, job-immediate-alerts, job-recycle-bin-cleanup, job-usage-analysis, job-workflow, job-workflow-autoclean, job-workflow-failover, max-file-post-size, peoplepicker-activedirectorysearchtimeout, peoplepicker-distributionlistsearchdomains, peoplepicker-nowindowsaccountsfornonwindowsauthenticationmode, peoplepicker-onlysearchwithinsitecollection, peoplepicker-searchadcustomquery, peoplepicker-searchadforests, presenceenabled, recycle-bin-cleanup-enabled, recycle-bin-enabled, recycle-bin-retention-period, second-stage-recycle-bin-quota, send-ad-email)
  161. stsadm -o setrecordsrepositoryschedule -schedule <recurrence string>
  162. stsadm -o setsearchandprocessschedule -schedule <recurrence string>
  163. stsadm -o setsharedwebserviceauthn -ntlm | -negotiate
  164. stsadm -o setsitedirectoryscanschedule -schedule <recurrence string> (Schedule parameter examples: “every 5 minutes between 0 and 59”, “hourly between 0 and 59”, “daily at 15:00:00”, “weekly between Fri 22:00:00 and Sun 06:00:00”, “monthly at 15 15:00:00”, “yearly at Jan 1 15:00:00”)
  165. stsadm -o setsitelock -url <url> -lock <none | noadditions | readonly | noaccess>
  166. stsadm -o setsspport -httpport <HTTP port number> -httpsport <HTTPS port number>
  167. stsadm -o setworkflowconfig -url <url> {-emailtonopermissionparticipants <enable|disable> | -externalparticipants <enable|disable> | -userdefinedworkflows <enable|disable>}
  168. stsadm -o siteowner -url <url> [-ownerlogin <DOMAIN\name>] [-secondarylogin <DOMAIN\name>]
  169. stsadm -o spsearch [-action <list | start | stop | attachcontentdatabase | detachcontentdatabase | fullcrawlstart | fullcrawlstop>] [-f (suppress prompts)] [-farmperformancelevel <Reduced | PartlyReduced | Maximum>] [-farmserviceaccount <DOMAIN\name> (service credentials)] [-farmservicepassword <password>] [-farmcontentaccessaccount <DOMAIN\name>] [-farmcontentaccesspassword <password>] [-indexlocation <new index location>] [-databaseserver <server\instance> (default: josebda-moss)] [-databasename <database name> (default: SharePoint_WSS_Search)] [-sqlauthlogin <SQL authenticated database user>] [-sqlauthpassword <password>] -action list -action stop [-f (suppress prompts)] -action start -farmserviceaccount <DOMAIN\name> (service credentials) [-farmservicepassword <password>] -action attachcontentdatabase [-databaseserver <server\instance> (default: josebda-moss)] -databasename <content database name> [-searchserver <search server name> (default: josebda-moss)] -action detachcontentdatabase [-databaseserver <server\instance> (default: josebda-moss)] -databasename <content database name> [-f (suppress prompts)] -action fullcrawlstart -action fullcrawlstop
  170. stsadm -o spsearchdiacriticsensitive [-setstatus <True|False>] [-noreset] [-force]
  171. stsadm -o sync {-ExcludeWebApps <web applications> | -SyncTiming <schedule(M/H/D:value)> | -SweepTiming <schedule(M/H/D:value)> | -ListOldDatabases <days> | -DeleteOldDatabases <days>}
  172. stsadm -o syncsolution -name <Solution name>] [-lcid <language>] [-alllcids]
  173. stsadm -o syncsolution -allsolutions
  174. stsadm -o unextendvs -url <url> [-deletecontent] [-deleteiissites]
  175. stsadm -o uninstallfeature {-filename <relative path to Feature.xml> | -name <feature folder> | -id <feature Id>} [-force]
  176. stsadm -o unquiescefarm
  177. stsadm -o unquiesceformtemplate [-formid <form template ID>] [-filename <path to form template file>]
  178. stsadm -o unregistersecuritytrimmer -ssp <ssp name> -id <0 – 2147483647>
  179. stsadm -o unregisterwsswriter
  180. stsadm -o updateaccountpassword -userlogin <DOMAIN\name> -password <password> [-noadmin]
  181. stsadm -o updatealerttemplates -url <url> [-filename <filename>] [-lcid <language>
  182. stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials [-identitytype <configurableid/NetworkService>] [-userlogin <DOMAIN\name>] [-password <password>] [-local [-keyonly]]
  183. stsadm -o upgrade {-inplace | -sidebyside} [-url <url>] [-forceupgrade] [-quiet] [-farmuser <farm user>] [-farmpassword <farm user password>] [-reghost] [-sitelistpath <sites xml file>]
  184. stsadm -o upgradeformtemplate -filename <path to form template file> [-upgradetype <upgrade type>]
  185. stsadm -o upgradesolution -name <Solution name> -filename <upgrade filename> [-time <time to upgrade at>] [-immediate] [-local] [-allowgacdeployment] [-allowcaspolicies] [-lcid <language>]
  186. stsadm -o upgradetargetwebapplication -url <URL to upgrade> -relocationurl <new URL for non-upgraded content> -apidname <new app pool name> [-apidtype <configurableid/NetworkService>] [-apidlogin <DOMAIN\name>] [-apidpwd <app pool password>] [-exclusivelyusentlm]
  187. stsadm -o uploadformtemplate -filename <path to form template file>
  188. stsadm -o userrole -url <url> -userlogin <DOMAIN\name> -role <role name> [-add] [-delete]
  189. stsadm -o verifyformtemplate -filename <path to form template file>
  190.  

The buck does not stop here. You can also extend STSADM and write your own custom commands. Clever scripting can also be a real alternative, where the output from one command is used as the input to another command, add loops and conditions to the equation and voila instant atomisation!

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