Where is STSADM.EXE?

January 17, 2008

I’ve now had a few situations where I’ve needed to make use of the SharePoint command line utility – stsadm.exe. However, these occasions have been some months apart, so I’ve had to look up the location each time, for your convenience, actually, more for mine so I dont have to go a-googlin’…here is the location of stsadm.exe:

c:\program files\Common Files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\12\bin

Incidentally, one up from the bin folder in the path above is commonly known to us SharePoint types as ’12 Hive’ which is where SharePoint gets installed to, specifically – MOSS 2007.

Less often, you’ll also see the term ’60 Hive’ which refers to:
c:\program files\Common Files\microsoft shared\we server extensions\60\bin
This is where SPS 2003 and WSS 2.0 are installed to.

If you use stsadm.exe regulary, you could add the path to your system paths, which would allow you to call stsadm.exe from any directory. I find this particular useful on development machines where I make quite heavy use of stsadm.exe

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One Response to “Where is STSADM.EXE?”

  1. Anonymous said

    Thanks.

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