Workflow management: Stsadm properties (Office SharePoint Server)

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

While many business processes often involve software, the most important processes in many organizations depend on people. Automating interactions among the people who participate in a process can improve how that process functions, increasing its efficiency and lowering its error rate. Using software that supports this kind of human workflow can make organizations more effective.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, part of the 2007 Microsoft Office system system, adds more capability to workflow applications built on Windows SharePoint Services. Using this product, workflows can use custom forms created with Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 to interact with users through such Office applications as Microsoft Office Word 2007 and Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. Office SharePoint Server 2007 also includes several predefined workflows, letting information workers create automated business processes for approval and other common situations.

The workflow properties are part of the setproperty and getproperty operations. The syntax for the setproperty operation is:

stsadm -o setproperty

-propertyname <property name>

-propertyvalue <property value>

**\[-url\] \<***http://server\_name***\>**

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

-propertyname <property name>

**\[-url\]** *\<http://server\_name\>*


You can substitute -pn for -propertyname and -pv for -propertyvalue.

The following table describes the workflow properties.

Property name Description


Specifies the paging size for events delivered to a single workflow instance.

Workflow-eventdelivery-throttle: Stsadm property

Specific the number of workflows that can be processed (that is, using the processor, not idle) at the same time across all front-end Web servers.


Specifies the time in which a workflow job must run without the job timing out.






Specifies the maximum number of work items that will be paged in to a processing timer job.


Specifies the maximum number of work items that can be obtained on a given query for work items that are scheduled to run.