Avallowdownload: Stsadm property (Windows SharePoint Services)

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


Topic Last Modified: 2007-09-06


Specifies whether users can download infected documents to their local computers.

This property is equivalent to the Allow users to download infected documents user interface setting that is located on the Antivirus page of the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.


stsadm -o setproperty

-propertyname avallowdownload

-propertyvalue {Yes | No}

**\[-url\]** \<URL\>

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

propertyname avallowdownload

**\[-url\]** \<URL\>


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


The following table shows possible values.

Name Value


Gets or sets the name of the property.


Yes: Allows users to download infected documents.

No: Prevents users from downloading infected documents. This is the default value.


Typically, a path to the URL of the Web application, in the form http://server_name.


To allow users to download infected documents, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o setproperty -pn avallowdownload -pv yes

To view the current setting of the avallowdownload property, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o getproperty -pn avallowdownload