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STSADM ActivateFeature takes too long

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


I have a solution installed to a web application, this Web App has a lot of Site Collections, these site collections were created with different versions of the wsp package. What I need is a way of activating the new features on the already provisioned site collections.

At first we made a Web Application scoped feature that went through all site collections that were using our template and then activated the features on each site collection but it was giving us a whole bunch of trouble were the code would skip entire site collections or enter the site collection, changing a field that we used for control and not activating anything... Now we have a Web scoped feature that activates all the features within the site collection at either Web or Site scope that we specify through an XML. This works like a charm for every site collection.

The problem is that we need a way of activating that feature on every site collection so I did a batch file that runs the STSADM ActivateFeature to do this. This also works properly but seing the many site collections that we have it is taking more than an hour and a half to finish the batch; is there a way of optimizing this so it runs quicker?

I think that the batch is actually waiting untill the feature is done activating to start to activate the feature on the next site collection, is there a way of a

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