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Cornelius J. van Dyk's SharePoint Brain Dump > Posts > What is the 12/60 Hive?
April 17
What is the 12/60 Hive?
You'll hear SharePoint veterans talk about and refer to the "12 Hive" or the "60 Hive" regularly.  Sometimes we forget that the term is not intrinsically clear to everyone.
 
The "Hive" concept was coined by Todd Bleeker during the SharePoint 2003 era.  His blog is currently called the "12 Hive".  So what does it mean?
 
12 Hive is the location where MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 install their files on the file system.  The same thing applies to 60 Hive which, as you may guess is the location of SPS 2003 and WSS 2.0 files.  They are:
 
12 Hive
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12
 
60 Hive
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\60
 
Later
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robert.roach@bwc.state.oh.ANTISPAM.us

Cornelius - Hi, hope you remember me (Rob Roach from Ohio Bureau of Workers' Comp).  I am back at BWC working on MOSS2007.  I was thrilled to find your blog and see you have obtained MVP status - way to go.  If you are interested please e-mail me back would love to hear from you!
 on 4/26/2007 5:51 PM

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Hey Rob!  Nice to hear from you again!  Hopefully we can stay in better touch this time around.  I'll email you directly and we can take it offline.
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bendenison@mac.ANTISPAM.com

Hi Five for The Twelve Hive! *slap*
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kishrajsrk@rediffmail.ANTISPAM.com

Why are these direcotries termed 12 and 60.
 on 11/13/2008 9:27 PM

amit.persistent@gmail.ANTISPAM.com

Is it possible to have 12 hive in a directory other than:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12

If so how do we detect the location of 12 hive? Is there any registry entry to indicate this?
 on 11/23/2008 9:49 PM

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