Presenceenabled: Stsadm property (Office SharePoint Server)

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Allows users of a SharePoint site to see if other users are online and send instant messages to them.

This property is equivalent to the Person Name Smart Tag and Presence Settings user interface setting that is located on the Web Application General Settings page of the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.


stsadm -o setproperty

-propertyname presenceenabled

-propertyvalue {Yes | No}

**\[-url** *\<https://server\_name\>***\]**

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

-propertyname presenceenabled

**\[-url** *\<https://server\_name\>***\]**


You can substitute -pn for -propertyname and -pv for -propertyvalue.

Property values

The following table shows possible values.




Gets or sets the name of the property.


Yes: Enables smart tag and online presence. This is the default value.

No: Disables smart tag and online presence.


Typically, a path to the URL of the Web application, in the form http://server_name.


To use online presence, user computers must have the following programs installed:

  • Microsoft Office 2003 or later

  • One of the following:

    • Microsoft Windows Messenger version 4.6 or later

    • MSN Messenger version 4.6 or later

    • Windows Live Messenger version 8.0 or later

Also, users must have valid accounts with the .NET Messenger or Microsoft Exchange Instant Messaging service.

The e-mail address for the instant messaging account must be compatible with the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) address for the user account in Windows SharePoint Services. The SIP address is the default setting unless the value is blank, in which case an e-mail address is used. SIP is a protocol that defines how applications can use a server to retrieve a set of attributes associated with an e-mail address or telephone number. For more information, see Session Initiation Protocol and SIP Servers ( and Overview of the Session Initiation Protocol (

When you enable online presence for a Web application, it is enabled for all sites and subsites of that Web application.

For more information about online presence, see Plan presence integration (Office SharePoint Server).


To disable online presence, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o setproperty -pn presenceenabled -pv No