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  Asked By: Jasmine    Date: Sep 25    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 4577

where exactly is this and how do I do it? There's a lot written on
stsadm.exe and I've looked in the administrators guide but there is no
apparently simple explanation like go to: start/administrative
tools/blah/blah someplace else and click stsadm.exe and you live happily
ever after.

I'm running sbs2003. Any simple step by step instructions for installing a
bin webpart are appreciated..

I'm just beginning to look "under the hood" and I don't want to screw
anything up. Can I just install webparts using fp2003? Is there an easy way?

Here's what it says to do: (Not very intuitive instructions for me)

To install to /bin: stsadm.exe -o addwppack -filename

But I have nod idea where that goes.



14 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Chandrabhan Agarkar     Answered On: Sep 25

One if the best resources is on the Microsoft MSDN
website...no there is no cut and dry methodology.

There are different ways of installing  webparts.
You have to know what the nomenclature is that is
being used with the stsadm...very powerful command and
then you will get a feel for what is under the hood.

The SharePoint Product and Technologies Resource Kit
Book is a must have book so all these new implements
are easy  and understandable. They also have a ton of
utilites that make installing a webpart  a breeze.

So have fun...spend the time...burn that midnight
candle and become an expert....but most of all have
fun...work smarter not harder.

Answer #2    Answered By: Lonnie Cohen     Answered On: Sep 25

I have the book. I even have the add webpart  utility. Now if I could
figure out how to add that so I can easily add the other stuff I'll be set.
As soon as that's done it's time to devour C#.net and then build a site that
does all my work for me. I.E. Reporting.

I'm no stranger to Frontpage and general all around web development but I
only deployed our wss. Site last year and have had a hard enough time
getting people to use the same calendar and then click  "link to outlook"

Answer #3    Answered By: Ruchir Satam     Answered On: Sep 25

Stsadm is the command line exe  by which you can do administrative
functions like installing  webparts,creating sites,assigning sitegroups

Stsadm is found in the bin folder, the path of which is given below:

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\60\BIN"
I have WSS2.0 on my machine, but i think the path remains same for
both SPS2003 and WSS2.0.

stsadm.exe -o addwppack -filename
> RemoteDesktopWebPart.Cab
The above command will install  the webpart  in the bin directory of the
virtual site.
If you have extended the default web site then the bin folder will be
present in the
"C:\Inetpub\wwwroot" directory.

On the command line just type stsadm.exe/? for more help.

Answer #4    Answered By: Suresh Chindarkar     Answered On: Sep 25

Can I run the stsadm.exe via remote desktop or do I have to be
physically at the server?

I'm still trying to wrap my head around installing  one or two of the
different webparts  available at Microsoft.

The remote desktop webpart  and an rss reader from smiling goat.

Answer #5    Answered By: Varun Mehta     Answered On: Sep 25

Remote Desktop (a.k.a. Terminal Services since this is Win2003) will work. The
requirement is that you be running  the process on the server - how the UI is
presented is not a factor.

Answer #6    Answered By: Junior Jarvis     Answered On: Sep 25

I'll keep reading and looking to see why I can't make it work.

I double click  the stsadm.exe application and it pops up and immediately
closes again. This doesn't leave much time to type in the script.

Answer #7    Answered By: Sanjay Lohar     Answered On: Sep 25

It's a command-line utility - you need to add the switches and options when
running it from a prompt instead of double-clicking.

Answer #8    Answered By: Mason Salazar     Answered On: Sep 25

I tried to do it from run/cmd "stsadm.exe" and then the script and it said
it was not recognized as an internal or external command etc. I'm very new
to this part of the game and I know I'm a complete tard. I read the section
in the sharepoint administrators  guide and am reading Sharepoint Products
and Technologies Resource kit.

Any pointers on where exactly to begin in one of those two resources or any
others are welcome.

Answer #9    Answered By: Jesus Davis     Answered On: Sep 25

That means the program is not in the PATH environment variable - you'll either
need to add it or use the "cd" command to change directories in the shell to the
location where stsadm  is installed (usually "C:\Program Files\Common
Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\60\BIN" )

Answer #10    Answered By: Narasimha Kamane     Answered On: Sep 25

Yes sir,

Sure enough that's exactly where it is ".......extensions\60\BIN".


Don't these things come with installers built in?

Answer #11    Answered By: Fidel Crane     Answered On: Sep 25

where did you got the RSS reader webpart  from can you send the link

Answer #12    Answered By: Akshara Sanghavi     Answered On: Sep 25

Here's the link, if you figure out how to put it in let me know step  by tiny
step. Hehehe

Once I do it one time, I'll have it.


Answer #13    Answered By: Aishwarya Dixit     Answered On: Sep 25

open it with via the DOS command prompt or run it with through the start menu's
run option

Answer #14    Answered By: Indrajeet Patil     Answered On: Sep 25

I have nothing but time, I'll continue to read.

Just need to figure out how to put all the gibberish in there correctly.

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