STSADM Path – access stsadm at anytime in command prompt


A quick way to access STSADM is to set a Path for the 12 Hive's bin folder.  Doing this, you can type "stsadm" at anytime in a command prompt window to access the operations it provides. 

  1. Access Environment Variables
    1. Go to your server's System Properties
      1. RClick 'My Computer' > Properties
    2. Click Advanced tab
    3. Click Environment Variables button

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  2. Select the variable Path in System Variables
  3. Click Edit button

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  4. In the edit window, add the directory path for stsadm at the end.  Make sure you add a semicolon before the path.
    1. C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN\

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    2. Click the OK button

I'll typically do this on any MOSS server for ease of administration via command line.  If you prefer a shortcut, check out another post: Shortcut to stsadm.exe.  And if for some reason you just love using file explorer, you may like this post which details how to open a command prompt on any folder: GoToCommand - Open Command Prompt on any folder

- Dan Lewis

Comments (2)

  1. thanks says:

    It worked for me 🙂

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