Best practice for stsadm commands ? RRS feed

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  • Can anyone suggest me best practice regarding stsadm commands when deploying solution to production environment?.
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, August 18, 2011 6:06 AM for stsadm commands ? added to Title
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 1:29 AM


  • I appreciate you're asking about solutions but a wider consideration might be given to how to use commands, hence my response.

    With the exception of Rashu's link, a lot of these links are all relating to "How to do something", which isn't what is being asked.  The best practice thing is.

    I'd offer up that you need to weigh this against what command you're using.  So, a good point of reference is going to be the WSS 3 STSADM command list.  Take a look here for the actual commands http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/cc288413(office.12).aspx

    Let me give you an example.  If you were using backup/restore or import/export you'd want to do this out of hours depending on: -

    • Are you working on live data?
    • Does the site need to be locked?
    • How large is the data?

    In those instances, you'd go out of hours.  BUT if you were using the Userrole command to manage groups, than this can be done with no impact to sites performance.

    Further down the line, you may also want to consider Gary Lapointe's STSADM Extensions and Powershell extensions, which can be found here: -


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 10:55 AM

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