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If I change the locale under regional settings in SharePoint 2010, I get an exception like this:

The column "column1" in the list or library "list1" has been marked for indexing. Please turn off all indexed columns before changing the collation of this site. You may re-index those columns after the collation of the site has been changed.

The issue can be solved by navigating to the list settings, removing the indexed column and trying it again. After the successful change of the locale setting i have to set all the columns indexed again.

But if i try the same (on the same web) using powershell:

$culture = [System.Globalization.CultureInfo]::CreateSpecificCulture(“sv-SE”)
$spWeb = Get-SPWeb http://someurl
$spWeb.Locale = $culture

The locale can be changed without any problems regarding indexed columns. My question is:

Does the second way take care of the indexed columns by itself? Or do i have to expect trouble because the powershell doesnt take care of them?

Here some information i already gathered:


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