stsadm.exe not found with WSS 3.0 installation
Posted on 2009-12-30
I have installed sql 2008, WSS 3.0, and Search Server Express on a new windows installation of Server 2008 x64.
I have backed up a site with stsadm on the old server, and then when trying to restore it on the new server, ran into this issue. " 'stsadm' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." stsadm.exe is nowhere to be found on the system.
I've not found alot online to assist in the installation of this util. I've re-installed wss, and I've tried to just downloaded stsadm.exe and place it in the : E:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\bin I've added the environment variable, and then tried running it, but get a "Microsoft Windows" error dialog box " stsadm.exe has stopped working Windows can check for a solution to the problem" with the options to check online and close, or just close. In the problem details I get this:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: STSADM.EXE
Application Version: 11.0.5510.0
Application Timestamp: 3f0fde60
Fault Module Name: KERNEL32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6002.18005
Fault Module Timestamp: 49e038c0
Exception Code: e0434f4d
Exception Offset: 0001e124
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.272.36
Locale ID: 1033
Is there a solution to installing stsadm properly? Since it doesn't seem wss 3.0 is installing it?
Is this a compatibility issue with server 2008 x64? I'm at a loss, and need to get this project moving.