Command-Line Options for Setupsts.exe

When you install Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, you can use command-line properties and setup options to control how it is installed. For example, to install Windows SharePoint Services to work with a remote installation of Microsoft SQL Server, you run Setupsts.exe with the remotesql=yes option to avoid installing Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows) (WMSDE). Then, after the installation, you can specify the SQL Server computer (SQL Server computer: A computer running Microsoft SQL Server with a configured database.) connection information and extend (extend: To apply Windows SharePoint Services to a virtual server.) your servers.

The following table lists and explains the properties you can use with the command-line Setup program (Setupsts.exe) for Windows SharePoint Services.

Property Description
remotesql=yes/no An optional property that specifies whether or not WMSDE is installed with Windows SharePoint Services. The default value is no. Set this property to yes if you are going to use an existing or remote installation of Microsoft SQL Server with Windows SharePoint Services. For more information, see Remote SQL Server Deployment.
fulluninstall=yes/no Specifies whether or not to remove Windows SharePoint Services from extended virtual servers (virtual server: A virtual computer that resides on an HTTP server but appears to the user as a separate HTTP server. Several virtual servers can reside on one computer. Each virtual server can have its own domain name and IP address.) when performing an uninstall. The default value is yes. It is recommended that you use the Add or remove programs control panel to uninstall Windows SharePoint Services. For more information, see Uninstalling Windows SharePoint Services.
provision=yes/no

Specifies whether or not to provision the administrative virtual server, extend the default virtual server, and create a top-level Web site (top-level Web site: The default, top-level site provided by a Web server or virtual server. To gain access to the top-level Web site, you supply the URL of the server without specifying a page name or subsite.) during installation. The default value is yes. Set this property to no if you want to provision virtual servers later using the Stsadm.exe command-line tool.

 Note   The remotesql=yes property also installs Windows SharePoint Services without provisioning the default virtual server, but it does provision the administration virtual server.

Not all of the standard setup options for Microsoft Windows Installer programs are supported by Windows SharePoint Services. For example, you cannot create an administrative installation point for Windows SharePoint Services (performed for other programs by including the /a option). The following table lists and describes the setup options supported by Windows SharePoint Services.

Option Description
datadir="<path>\\" Specifies where to install WSMDE. Set this property to a path on your local server, for example: datadir="d:\program files\wmsdedata\\". For more information, see Single Server Deployment.
l <path to log file> Log setup messages to the specified file.
q or qn Run Setupsts in quiet mode (unattended setup with no user intervention). For more information, see Performing a Quiet Installation.
qb Run Setupsts in basic mode (limited user intervention). Includes a progress bar.
qf Run Setupsts in full mode (user must fill in options during setup). This is the default option.
qr Run Setupsts in reduced mode. Displays reduced UI during installation.
qn+ Run Setupsts in quiet mode (unattended setup with no user intervention). Displays a Setup complete dialog box at the end of the installation.
qb+ Run Setupsts in basic mode (limited user intervention). Includes a progress bar and a Setup complete dialog box at the end of the installation. If you cancel the installation, the dialog box is not displayed.
qb- Run Setupsts in basic mode (limited user intervention). Does not display a Setup complete dialog box.
x Uninstall Windows SharePoint Services.
 
 
Applies to:
Deployment Center 2003