stsadm -o setimageuploadlocation does not work.

Jul 14, 2008 at 11:34 AM

I have a problem with setting up my webpart. When i execute the following line:

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN\stsadm.exe" -o setimageuploadlocation -webapp http://sp02:13625/wiki -library http://sp02:13625/wiki/Plaatjes

There is no error, but i keep on getting te message:

The URL of this library must be configured in the web.config file. Run the STSADM -o SetImageUploadLocation command to set the location.

Can somebody help me?

Jul 14, 2008 at 6:57 PM

If you look at the web.config file for the sp02:13625 web application, has it been updated with the entry in the <appSettings> section?

If not, perhaps the WebConfig Refresh job is not running. What is the status of the Timer Jobs in Central Administration? Is the Windows SharePoint Services Timer service running?

- Paul
Mar 24, 2009 at 1:01 PM
Hi Paul,
Im totally new to sharepoint. i followed your article. upto setimageuploadlocation everything went smooth. but at this command i havent received any msg but still can not see appsettings in web.config.

My Windows SharePoint Services Timer service is running. still unable to get entry in the <appSettings> section.

Help me please.


Mar 25, 2009 at 2:05 AM


When running the STSADM command, you should receive either a message that "operation completed sucessfully" or some type of error. Since you don't see any entries in web.config, there must have been some kind of error. Re-run the stsadm command and post a copy of messages displayed on the screen.

- Paul

Mar 25, 2009 at 8:01 AM
Hi Paul,

I did not get any error msg.
Windows Installer service is not set to automatic, thats the problem. i found out that and it worked. thank you very much.

one more doubt i worked on your extended version with built int richtext editor, is it independent or is it having any connection with image upload web part.wsp file.

May 24, 2009 at 12:25 PM
Edited May 24, 2009 at 12:26 PM

FYI, I had a similar problem. It worked fine the first time but then I realized that I had given it the wrong URL.

Running the setimageuploadlocation command again did not update web.config even though it always reported success with no errors. I tried it several times. Timer jobs etc are all running. Just in case, I tried manually deleting the existing entry and also deleting the <appSettings></appSettings> which was empty by then. Nothing helped so I updated the file manually and all is well now.