Monday, May 23, 2011

How to Disable Alerts in SharePoint

Event wanted to disable All the alerts in SharePoint environment? While removing Outgoing Email settings in Central Admin is one option, There is an another-proper way, Here is how:

How To Disable Alerts in SharePoint 2007 / 2010 / 2013
Run this command:
stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname alerts-enabled -propertyvalue false -url http://<Web-APP-URL>

To Enable Alerts
stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname alerts-enabled -propertyvalue true -url http://<Web-APP-URL>


You may need to restart " Windows SharePoint Services timer" or execute stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs once.

Ok, How to Disable Alerts in SharePoint 2010/2013 using PowerShell?
To disable alerts at web application level, Here is the PowerShell script.
$webapp= Get-SPWebApplication "http://your-sharepoint-url"

# To disable alerts for SharePoint Web application
$webapp.AlertsEnabled = $false
$webapp.Update()

# To enable alerts in SharePoint Web application
$webapp.AlertsEnabled = $true
$webapp.Update()

Once alerts are disabled, "Alert Me" option in Ribbon will go hidden.
disable sharepoint alerts
See the "Alert Me" button, once alerts are enabled!
disable alert sharepoint
To disable alerts on SharePoint list, refer: Disable Alerts from a SharePoint List or Library

Technet reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287751.aspx



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