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Automate SharePoint Site build with NAnt

As part of a new SharePoint 2010 project I am trying to automate the build of the SharePoint site on our staging system using NAnt, something we use a lot with our C# builds. I have created a ...
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Create new SharePoint user using SharePoint Online Management Shell

I have a *.sharepoint.com tenant provisioned through singing up for Office 365. Is there a way to create a new user for the tenant using PowerShell (for SharePoint Online)? This would normally be ...
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What update I have to install in Foundation 2010 to run a backup that asks for version 4.1.13.0?

I'm trying to run a backup from a Sharepoint Server 2010 that runs a version 14.0.6101.5008: The version of my local Sharepoint Foundation 2010 server is 14.0.6114.5000: When I run the backup ...
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Multilingual user interface: Is it possible to Export Translations using PowerShell?

I have a SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise with several language packs installed. The Alternate Languages have been enabled in the Site Settings and several items have been translated. Is it possible ...
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Can I use Set-SPOUser to set an O365 security group as a secondary site collection administrator?

Is there a way to use Set-SPOUser to add a security group I created in Office 365 as a secondary site collection administrator? I have the security group's Login Name which begins with "s-1-5-21-..." ...
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How to delete all items in a List using PowerShell

I am using following PowerShell script to delete all items of the List. It's working fine but take too long for huge lists. Is there any efficient way of clearing list items, something like truncate ...
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No. of subsites in a site collection?

How to get number of subsites in a site collection using Powershell?
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I cant delete or restore a site collection or repair database

When I try to do a restore of a site collection, restore-spsite -Identity https://xx/10014628/ -Path D:\SiteCollectionBackups\10014628.bak -Force -Confirm I get: restore-spsite : ...
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Get name of Farm account using Powershell

How can I get the name of the Farm account ? I can see it listed in Get-SPManagedAccount, but do not see any properties on the SPManagedAccount objects to be able to dynamically filter by and ...
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SharePoint related PowerShell tutorials

I am really interested in PowerShell for SharePoint Administration. Please help me with some books, sources or tutotials.
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How to activate feature using powershell script?

I need to activate specific feature to all site collection which is inside the particular web application using powershell script?
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Using PowerShell and the New-SPWeb command, how can I add a site to a site collection with the -UseParentTopNav argument?

Whats the correct format of the New-SPWeb command when using the UseParentTopNav argument? I'm trying to add a new site, I've tried passing in the following New-SPWeb -url "http://server" -Template ...
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Powershell and checking for Site existence

I am an nube to Powershell, so I think I have a pretty basic question here.... How do I determine if a SPWeb exists? I want to perform some operations on a site based on a URL passed in as a ...
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How to add Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell to machine without SharePoint

How I can add Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell to machine without SharePoint 2010? I try to run PowerShell script to Backup Farm on Windows Server 2008 R2 without Sharepoint but while I ...
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How to update a deployed content-type?

I created a content-type and applied it inside a document library. Now, if I go to the conent-type gallery and delete one of the fields, and then go back to the library and view the available ...
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powershell script to add a managed metadata column

I'm looking for a powershell script that allows me add metadata column in SharePoint list. Thanks
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SPSite.allwebs returns error

First of all sorry if this is an obvious question, I searched a lot but can't find the solution. When I open an spsite in powershell like this: $spsite = Get-SPSite "https://adress" And then I ...
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Adding a site column and add it to a content type from PowerShell issue

Within a PS script, I'm trying to add a site column and add this column to a custom content type. Here is my script : add-pssnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -EA 0 function ...
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Deploying a site template and instantiate it in the same PowerShell script?

I want to create a PowerShell script that : add a farm solution that only contains a site template deploy the solution globally wait for the deploy job to finish create a site collection based on ...
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Get User by loginname using powershell

We have the following script that was running on sharepoint 2010 where we had clasic windows authentication. When we moved to SP 2013, the authentication was changed to Claims. The following code ...
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How to programmatically determine which application pool a service application is using?

Is there a way to programmatically determine which application pool a service application is using? Further i would like to get the information about the service account the app pool is using.
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Powershell Script to Set Quota

We are planning to apply quotas on our site collections of about 60 which are already created in our web application . i thought of achieving that using power shell but we are facing a small problem ...
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Is there a PowerShell cmdlet to delete a Timer Job?

Is there a PowerShell cmdlet to delete a Timer Job in SharePoint 2010?
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Iterating through a SharePoint List and Items with PowerShell

I am trying to iterate over a List and view properties on some items that live within that list, and down one or two levels; this is on a SharePoint 2010 server. So far I have been able to connect to ...
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SharePoint feature deployment and scope via PowerShell

We use SP2013 and PowerShell to deploy wsps. When installing the wsp via PowerShell: CASE 1: Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath $path install-spsolution -Identity $solution -GACDeployment Above ...
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What are the cmdlets for SharePoint 2013 that have no GUI equivalent?

I've not found a comprehensive list on anywhere of the PowerShell cmdlets for SharePoint 2013 whose function or output cannot be achieved via the GUI (Central Admin, Site Settings, etc). I would ...
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PowerShell and the client object model: “The collection has not been initialized”

I'm trying to grant a user permission to a SharePoint site using PowerShell and the client object model. The code I'm using is as follows: # Setup context $context=New-Object ...
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How to import term sets to Managed Metadata Service using PowerShell and CSV file

How do I import a CSV file to metadata service using PowerShell? The CSV file has 500 rows and seven levels in it (Importing of term store).
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Status Script in PowerShell

As a newly SharePoint supporter, I find it difficult to get overview for my company's customers SharePoint Server; e.g. installation, setup, topology. Is there a PowerShell script which can provide ...
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Is it possible to change an existing list's URL?

Is it possible to change a list's URL from something like /site/Lists/ListName to /site/ListName in SharePoint 2010?
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How to export a list in SharePoint 2010 and import it into 2013

Is there a good free way of exporting a list in SharePoint 2010 and importing it into 2013. Need to keep structure, data, attachments and other data but revisions, permissions etc not necessary. ...
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Using PowerShell how do I change the column ordering for a SharePoint List

Been trying to search for the answer to this, what I need to do is re-order the fields of a SharePoint list and propagate that change down to 300+ sites (should have used a content type, but oh well) ...
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Possible to checkout a file using PowerShell?

I have a powershell script that inserts webparts onto a page. The problem is that if I don't have the page checked out it will throw the following error: Exception calling "AddWebPart" with "3" ...
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powershell not finding shared document library?

There is a document library called "shared documents" in the site I type at the prompt when running this script. The script returns the titles of several document libraries, but not "shared ...
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Error: Access Denied (Including Site Collection Admins) for all users

I have migrated to Sharepoint 2010 successfully but Search service wasn't working every time I get system error when I perform search. Today I have tried following things on server, 1] Application ...
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Uninstalling PowerShell 1.0 before installing SharePoint 2010

While going through the book "Beginning SharePoint 2010 Administration", the author was discussing how to prepare for a SharePoint 2010 server installation on a Windows 2008 R2 server. In that one of ...
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Traverse through List of Documents using PowerShell

I am new to PowerShell and would like to achieve the following tasks on a SharePoint 2010 Document library: 1) Using PowerShell, how can I display the List of Documents in a simple Document Library. ...
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Upload Master Page / Page Layouts using PowerShell

I want to know how to provision a page layout using PowerShell (CSOM) for Sharepoint Online? Any information,examples etc are welcome. I know this can be done using SharePoint hosted App as well. I ...
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how to iterate through all folders inside subfolders of root level folders

below is the code to iterate through root level folders which downloads folder starts with "a" and download sub folders from it starting with any letter. I want to download all the folder levels and ...
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Deploying and Installing Sharepoint apps into App catalog using CSOM

Can anyone suggest me on how to use SP.AppCatalog() in JSOM or CSOM and get the all apps in AppCatalog, Not AppInstances..
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Powershell: Cannot update taxonomy type column item with multiple values

I'm having a strange problem. I try to populate items' property which is of managed metadata (taxonomy) type and the update method doesn't work. This field has "allow multiple values" property ...
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Download RSS feed as xml file from Sharepoint Online using PowerShell

How it is possible to download xml file out of this feed (website) using PowerShell? I can authenticate with sharepoint using CSOM but do not what to do next. As service user is not administrator I ...
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Remove all users from all folders within a Document Library - PowerShell

How to run through all folders in a specific document library to remove inheritance and then remove all users from all folders within a specific Document Library using a Powershell script?
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SharePoint 2013 Create Variation Labels with powershell script

I'm actually trying to add variation labels to a site using powershell script (SharePoint 2013), and i know there is no powershell script for the job so im looking at some c# object model and i found ...
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Is VS 2010 needed to build a SharePoint 2010 project in Powershell?

Can you build a SharePoint Project without Visual Studio 2010/2012 being installed on the machine you are trying build it on using PowerShell? I have a PowerShell script the is working great. It ...
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Add a Web Part Zone to “My Newsfeed” Page via PowerShell

I've done a fair amount of looking into this idea without promising leads. Let me define my problem: I need to add a third column (as a Web Part Zone) to the "My Newsfeed" page in My Sites. The ...
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How to use GetItems in Powershell to retrieve list items

I'm having issues with this powershell script below. It does work with SP 2007 but won't work with Sp 2010. My goal as you can see is to filter the list returned using the field Date - 1. But getting ...
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Get the check out file based on users Name

My environment is SharePoint 2007. I have write a Power shell script to get the file names and checked out by username and their email id. I am successfully able to get these details. Now I want to ...
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Schedule the copy of a document to a network location

I'm looking to copy a document to a network location on a scheduled basis. Anyone have a best practice on how to do that? I thought I could write a work flow, but since I want to copy to a ...
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Automated Quota report via Powershell

I am new to Powershell and have been using the following snippet of code to pull the site quota information from my farm $GetStorage = @{Name="Storage"; Expression={"{0:N2} MB" -f ...