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Peoplepicker: Stsadm properties (Office SharePoint Server)

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Site administrators and other users use the People Picker Web control to select people and groups when assigning permissions. When information about users is located on multiple forests, additional steps might be necessary to ensure that all people and groups are available from this Web control. You are permitted to select users only on the domain that Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is installed.

The peoplepicker properties are part of the setproperty and getproperty operations. The syntax for the setproperty operation is:

stsadm -o setproperty

-propertyname <property name>

-propertyvalue <property value>

**\[-url\] \<URL\>**

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

-propertyname <property name>

**\[-url\]** *\<URL\>*


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

The following table describes the peoplepicker properties.

Property name Description


Configures the timeout when a query is issued to Active Directory.


Restricts the search of a distribution list to a specific subset of domains.


Specifies not to search Active Directory when the current port is using forms-based authentication.


Displays only users that are members of the site collection.


Permits the administrator to set the custom query that is sent to Active Directory.


Permits a user to search from a second one-way trusted forest or domain.