New Item icon in SharePoint – change how long it shows

When new items are added to a list in SharePoint, a 'New Item' icon is displayed next to the new item. 



So how long is new for you?  1 hour?  1 day?  1 week? 1 month? 1 year?  1 decade?  1 century?  1... okay I'll stop there.  Hopefully in 100 years we have something a little more elaborate than SharePoint for collaborating.  And a flying car to go with it.

In SharePoint, stsadm has a command to allow to change how long this is shown.  It's a virtual server property, so can be changed with the following command (in our example we want to change it to show for 2 days only).


stsadm -o setproperty -pn days-to-show-new-icon -pv 2

-pn = Property name
-pv = Property value


To pick back up on the random side note - I was able to set the property value to 36500 days.  1 Century...

- Dan Lewis

Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    2 Days

    stsadm -o getproperty -pn days-to-show-new-icon -url http://localhost

  2. mike says:

    What is the default ootb vslue of the server property?

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