After playing around with my MOSS installation for some time, I realized that a lot of stuff resides in what Microsoft euphemistically calls the ’12 hive’. So, instead of pulling up the command prompt everytime and navigating to the directory, I decided to create a desktop shortcut.

  1. Go to the Desktop on the server that is running SharePoint Server 2007
  2. Right click and choose New -> Shortcut
  3. Type %windir%\system32\cmd.exe in the location textbox, click Next
  4. Name the shortcut as Shortcut to 12 Hive or anything else you want, click Finish
  5. You will see the icon for the shortcut you just created on the Desktop
  6. Right click the icon and choose Properties
  7. On the Shortcut tab, change the value in the Start in textbox to the location of the 12 hive,
    type “%PROGRAMFILES%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\bin”
  8. Click OK.

Of course, the other way would be to have it in your PATH