Sharepoint Series / stsadm command-line reference


Last year I was involved in several Office "12" projects as part of some early adopters, so I became familiar with the new Office System wave, but there are so much to read and learn :)

Although MSDN/Technet add new MOSS/WSS content each month, I found little online documentation for a well known command-line tool: Stsadm.

There are new features in dev scope (like custom commands), but I wanted to focus on IT reference.

A first step is to get the v2.0 help, located at: or 

This topic lists and explains the operations you can perform with Stsadm.exe.

Note  To use stsadm.exe, you must be a member of the local Administrators group for the server computer.

You can also get a list of the command-line operations by typing stsadm.exe -help on the command line. Syntax help for specific operations is available by typing stsadm.exe -help <operation name> .

So If you want to check for the operations and their syntax you can check:

More coming soon!