Do you add stsadm to environmental variables
  v1.0 Posted at 23/12/2010 1:19 PM by SSW2000\johnliu

In SharePoint 2007, it is a good idea to add the path to stsadm.exe into the environment variables on a SharePoint server so you can open a command prompt and run the tool from anywhere.

Figure: you should be able to quickly type ‘stsadm’. Believe me you will be typing it enough!In SharePoint 2010, you can skip quite a few steps by using the PowerShell Console.

Figure: Using SharePoint 2010 Management Shell

More Information for SharePoint 2007

  1. In the start menu type Edit the system environment variables and run the tool 
    Figure 1 - Search for "Edit the system environment variables” in the Start Menu
  2. In the System variables section, select Path and click Edit
    Figure 2 - Under System Variables | Select Path | Click Edit
  3. Add the path at the end of the Variable Value
    1. For a SharePoint 2007 Server, enter:
      ;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\bin
  4. You may need to reboot the server
  5. You can now run stsadm from anywhere in the command prompt


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