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I would like to change catalog settings of Pages list to make it act like a Catalog by using powershell. It includes adding Title as "Catalog Item URL Fields" and choosing a Term Set for "Navigation Hierarchy".

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I think this should help you.

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I know it's an old post but I had the same issue and I think it's a good thing to share my solution with you.

I've built a function which does the job:

function enableCatalog($arrayOfLists)
    foreach($list in $arrayOfLists)
        write-host "Enabling catalog on list " $list -foregroundcolor Yellow

        #Break permission inheritance

        #Enable anonymous to the catalog
        $list.AllowEveryoneViewItems = $true
        $list.AnonymousPermMask64 ="Open, OpenItems, ViewListItems, ViewVersions, ViewFormPages, ViewPages, UseClientIntegration"

        $rootFolder = $list.RootFolder
        $rootFolder.Properties.Add("IsPublishingCatalog", "True") #Activate catalog

        write-host "Catalog successfully enabled on " $list -foregroundcolor Green


$lists = <an array of list objects>

enableCatalog $lists


As far as I've tested it, it works fine.

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