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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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SharePoint 2010 - Backup Term Store as CSV

Is there any PowerShell Script to export the Term Store? I have not found any OOTB solution, only import as csv, but no export as csv. Is there a script which can export the Term Store as csv? (So ...
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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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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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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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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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Use Powershell to iterate through all UserProfile properties

The following script spits out all UserProfile properties for users on Sharepoint 2007: [void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.Office.Server") ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trying to create a template with subsites

I'm trying to create a template that I'm going to need to replicate several times. Unfortunately there are sub-sites beneath the main site on the template that are complicating things. From what I ...
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Unable to delete timer jobs

I have a few timer jobs which I cannot delete. Using Get-SPTimerJob I am able to find the jobs and the GUIDS, but when I try to delete them I receive the following error: PS C:\Windows\system32> ...
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Any way to figure out whether a site was created via Self-Service Site Creation or “regularly”?

Is there any way to figure out whether a site was created by a user, using self-service site creation or by an admin by Central Administration or PowerShell? I tried looking through the ...
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How do I fully automate Restore-SPFarm?

I have heard that it is a best practice to maintain a QA environment for SharePoint. I would like to script a nightly restore from our production SharePoint 2013 farm, which I'm successfully backing ...
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Powershell scripts: Create user profile synchronization service using sharepoint active directory

In sharepoint 2013 I have to create user profile synchronization connection using sharepoint active directory through scripts. I have created the user profile service using powershell after that is ...
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Application DLL replaced sometimes in 14 Hives feature folder

I deploy Infopath forms using powershell script. After deployment, dlls of my deployed application appears in 14 hives/feature/guidfeaturefolder After some modifications when i deploy again the same ...
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Removing Orphaned WebParts via PowerShell - CheckIn/CheckOut Requirement Loop

A client migrated from 2007 to 2010 doing a database detach/reattach without checking the database for orphaned objects first. I whipped up a PowerShell script to programmatically remove orphaned ...
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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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Set default value for SharePoint Calendar description field

How can you set the default value for the 'Description' field for a SharePoint 2010 calendar list? There is nothing in the web interface for doing this, so I have tried it with PowerShell. $w = ...
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List all Site Collections in a Farm

I want to be able to see the number, names, url of all site collections there are in a given farm. Would there be a powershell command to do that?
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Backup and Restore SharePoint 2010 SiteCollections

I am getting an error "Backup version is different" while restoring SiteCollections from one web application to another on the same SharePoint server farm. Following are the steps I was executing when ...
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What is the recommended way to query data on a Sharepoint site?

Say if I need to retrieve list items for batch processing, how would I be recommended to retrieve the data? Maybe Powershell or a SQL Server query?
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Error - Get-SPWeb in Powershell

I am running this simple command from powershell under a user context, who has db_owner and SharePoint_shell rights to the SharePoint_config database. I get the following error: PS ...
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How do I update an already existing wsp on farm? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update-SPSolution does not Deploy Solution I have a wsp that is already deployed on the farm. I made some code changes. I cannot use the Add-SPSolution command because I ...
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How can I use PowerShell to upload a list template (stp file)?

I need to script the creation of data in SharePoint, and part of this requires that I upload a slide library list template using PowerShell. Is this possible?
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Set default value in a document library column via Powershell?

I'm looking for a powershell script that allows me to set the default value for a column in SharePoint. Thanks
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PowerShell - Save output to a text file with dd-mm-yyyy added to the name of the file

The below script will run daily, task schedule, need help in saving the output to a text file e.g. something like SPContentDatabaseStatus_17-10-2013.txt and saved in a folder named Reports. Running ...
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What's wrong with Uninstall-SPSolution and AllWebApplications parameter?

When I try to uninstall WSP with following line, everything is ok: Uninstall-SPSolution project.wsp # no error - OK When I try to add switch parameter -AllWebApplications, I get error (something ...
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Remote Access to SharePoint Lists with PowerShell

I have a PowerShell script that pulls data from a database. I need to push this data to a SharePoint list on a different server. Would you have tutorial or examples that show how to do this ...
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Trying to delete a column from a sharepoint document library view - SP2010

I'm trying to delete a field (site column bound to managed metadata) in a view with the following powershell script: $spWeb = Get-SPWeb -identity http://servernamehere/docs/test/sitename $spView = ...
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Adding a WSP through the Management Shell?

I have a WSP that I am trying to install on my development SharePoint server. I used the Management Shell to do this: Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath c:\temp\mySolution.wsp and then: ...
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Powershell regular expression syntax for matching exactly 6 characters that start with two letters at end of url

I have been trying to get a regular expression right for the powershell match command. I am looping through all site collections in a web application (my sites have URLs SC followed by exactly 4 ...