Use the variationsfixuptool operation (SharePoint Server 2010)


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

This article explains how to use the Stsadm variationsfixuptool operation for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. With the variationsfixuptool operation, farm administrators can control and perform operations against variations. The variations feature makes the same content available to specific audiences across different sites by copying content from a source variation site to each target variation site.

A farm administrator can use the variationsfixuptool operation to do the following:

  • Analyze, report, and fix potential variation problems, such as orphaned pages and incomplete variation hierarchies.

  • Investigate and report how many variation jobs are running in a specific site collection.

For more information about variations, see Variations overview (SharePoint Server 2010).

Using the variationsfixuptool operation

Use the following procedure to run the variationsfixuptool operation.

Use the variationsfixuptool operation

  1. Verify that you have the following administrative credentials:

    • To use Stsadm, you must be a member of the local Administrators group on the server.
  2. On the drive on which SharePoint Server 2010 is installed, change to the following directory: %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft shared\Web server extensions\14\Bin.

  3. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    stsadm -o variationsfixuptool -url <source variation site URL>

    Other parameters you can use include -recurse, -label, -fix, -scan, -spawn, and -showrunningjobs. For more information, see Variationsfixuptool: Stsadm operation (Office SharePoint Server).

See Also


Variations overview (SharePoint Server 2010)
Plan variations (SharePoint Server 2010)