Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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To see what PSCONFIG can do, type psconfig /? at the command prompt. It will offer you three
command options:
-cmd [parameter]
This command indicates that PSCONFIG should run as a command based on the specified parameter.
Parameters can be further modified by additional options.
-help [ parameter]
This lets you get help information about a particular parameter and how to use it.
-?
This is the equivalent of using /? af ter the command and simply displays the syntax and parameters
used with the command.
The following parameters can be used with PSCONFIG:
Setup
•u
: This parameter just runs the SharePoint setup. You can use the LCID option (to specify
language) with this parameter.
Keep in mind that Setup.exe is an executable in its own right and can run on its own with its
own options. For example, to repair an installation, you would run Setup/repair at the
command line first and then PSCONFIG’s setup. Setup.exe is what is used to install the SharePoint
binaries.
Standaloneconfig
•u
: This installs SharePoint as a standalone server, with the Windows Internal
Database. This also uses the LCID option.
Configdb
•u
: This is used to specify the configuration database for the installation, with additional
parameters to specify whether it should create a database, connect to an existing database, or
disconnect. With this parameter, you can specify the domain for the farm, its organizational
unit (if it will be using Directory Management Service), and even the database for the Central
Administration site. This parameter is used if you are doing a command-line installation of a
SharePoint server that will be part of an existing server farm.
Helpcollections
•u
: This installs the SharePoint help file collections.
•u
Secureresources
: This enforces security on SharePoint resources such as files, folders, and
registry keys.
Services
•u
: This parameter is used to register SharePoint services and has two additional
modifiers: install, which registers the SharePoint services on the local server, and provision,
which installs and registers the SharePoint services for a Stand-alone server, setting them as
online.
Installfeatures
•u
: Although the command-line tool STSADM can also work with SharePoint
features, this parameter is used to register the SharePoint features for the server farms that
are on the local server.
Adminvs
•u
: This parameter is used to create a new Central Administration web application and
has additional options to specify the port and type of authentication. This parameter also has
the option to unprovision, or remove, a Central Administration web application.
 
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