Friday, June 6, 2008

Alternative to SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard

Hi All,

There is one more alternative way to work around for SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard. Its One and Only STSADM Command. I wonder , what a superb power this command is having!!!!!!

In SharePoint Products and Technologies, you can use the psconfig.exe command-line tool as an alternate interface to perform several operations that control how the SharePoint Products and Technologies are configured. You must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to perform these operations.

How to use psconfig.exe commands

When you run psconfig.exe from the command line, you can specify commands to control how the tool runs. To run psconfig.exe from the command line, navigate to the %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\bin folder, and then type the commands by using the following syntax:

Psconfig.exe -cmd <command> [optional parameters]

You can specify all of the commands to run in a single command-line string. If you do this, then psconfig.exe runs all of the commands in the correct order. For example, on the command line, you can run a command similar to the following:

psconfig.exe –cmd configdb <parameters>
–cmd helpcollections <parameters>
–cmd secureresources <parameters>
–cmd services <parameters>
–cmd installfeatures <parameters>
–cmd adminvs <parameters>
–cmd evalprovision <parameters>
–cmd applicationcontent <parameters>

This reference is taken from Here


Share SharePoint Opinions said...

talking of an alternative to sharepoint config wizard, i came across a very cool alternative to sharepoint itself.

Malay Vasavada said...


The link that you have given is actually entire different product. it is not the alternate to Sharepoint technology wizard.

But anyways thank you for sharing the thought and link as well.

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