Job-workflow-autoclean: Stsadm property (Office SharePoint Server)

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Specifies the time schedule for when a scan occurs to delete workflow instance data and workflow task items that have been in a completed state for longer than an amount of time specified on the workflow template.

This property does not set the expiration value of a completed workflow. The default value is daily. However, if no value is specified, the expiration value is 60 days.

For more information about workflow, see Workflow management: Stsadm properties (Office SharePoint Server).


This property is available only from the command line.


stsadm -o setproperty

-propertyname job-workflow-autoclean

-propertyvalue <valid date and time interval>

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

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

propertyname job-workflow-autoclean

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


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

Property values

The following table shows possible values.

Value Description


Gets or sets the name of the property.


A valid Windows SharePoint Services Timer service (SPTimer) schedule in the form of any one of the following schedules:

  • "Every 5 minutes between 0 and 59"

  • "Hourly between 0 and 59"

  • "Daily at 15:00:00"

  • "Weekly between Fri 22:00:00 and Sun 06:00:00"

  • "Monthly at 15 15:00:00"

  • "Yearly at Jan 1 15:00:00"


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


To set the time schedule for when the scan will occur to delete workflow data for the Web application, https://test, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o setproperty -pn job-workflow-autoclean -pv "daily at 15:00:00" -url https://test

To view the current setting of the job-workflow-autoclean property, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o getproperty -pn job-workflow-autoclean -url https://test