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Delete items from document library using PowerShell

I am trying to delete all items from my Document Library using PowerShell using the below code. But its not deleting the checked out items from the Document Library. How to delete the checkedout ...
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how to checkin all checked out files via powershell?

We have in our environment installed Gary LaPointe powershell cmdlets and I found this script Get-SPCheckedOutFiles which returns all checkedout files, now I need to forcely check them in, not ...
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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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How to modify a list's template?

I have a list that was created from a Custom List template. Most users have been interacting with it through a calendar view that was created. Now, some users would like to connect this list to their ...
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Moving a Discussion from a Discussion Board to another?

I have a SharePoint 2010 Discussion Board and it has many Discussions. Would like to move a discussion from the discussion board to another in the same location (under same site collection). I ...
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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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Check If Document Library Already Exists Using Powershell

How can I perform a check if a document library already exists using Powershell in SharePoint 2010?
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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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Powershell to delete checked-out documents with no checked-in version

I have created a script to delete all documents inside a library, including documents in folders and the folders themselves. However, it seems that the script will not remove documents that have no ...
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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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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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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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Using Powershell to create wiki pages from an xml file

I'm trying to batch create wiki pages from an xml file, and have found a few posts that I'm trying to combine, such as this one. There's some problem with my code (Sharepoint isn't creating the ...
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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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SPSiteDataQuery for Documents using caml query

I am tring to query an entire site collection for all the documents where a certain field is equal to something. For example where LoanCategory = Insurance. I am trying to do this using an ...
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Access denied after creating site collection by using Powershell

I am using SP2013 single server dev environment. I use following scripts for creating web application and site collection. but when I browse to it, it says this site has not been shared with you. I am ...
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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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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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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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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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Update vti_author in SPDocumentLibrary item using PowerShell?

I want to update the property vti_author in an item in a SPDocumentLibrary, but it doesn't work. The items original vti_author is the same even after running this script, why? $spSite = Get-SPSite ...
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How to get people picker column user login name using CSOM in Powershell?

currently i have ABC list with People column type[Person or Group] i am trying to get user name from column using CSOM in Powershell script for SharePoint Online.. so please suggest some solutions.. ...
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modifying a site column using powershell without affecting its child list columns

I have a site column of type "Text", and users have assign this column a default value at the list level. so now my site column contains null default value, while its child list columns are having a ...
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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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How to register a new SharePoint App using PowerShell (instead of appregnew.aspx)?

I'm uploading my SharePoin Provider Hosted App and installing everything via PowerShell, but the only thing that I cannot find is if it's possible to register a new app using a PowerShell command ...
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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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updating multivalues lookup column using PowerShell in SharePoint 2013

I have a multi values lookup column. I'm trying to update another column on another list from a lookup column. So let say I have values in a lookup column like so: 1;#Open 2;#Close 3;#Closed I want ...
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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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How to change name and description website?

I need to create a script that creates a page based on a template. New-SPWeb -url http://site/project/project01 -template OFFILE#1 -name "01" Import-SPWeb http://site/project/project01 -Path ...
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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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User not showing on People page although listed when using Powershell

I'm using SharePoint 2010 (14.0.4763.1000) and have a user that is not showing on the People page (_layouts/people.aspx?MembershipGroupId=3). MembershipGroupId=3 is the Owner's Group. When using ...
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How to remove the builtin “Item” Content Type from a list using powershell?

I have a custom content type and I added this content type to a list. I now want this list to only use the custom content type and I want to remove the built-in "Item" content type. I tried ...
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Uploading a large file to Office 365 via CSOM PowerShell

I have the following code : $FileStream = New-Object IO.FileStream($File.FullName,[System.IO.FileMode]::Open) $FileCreationInfo = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.FileCreationInformation ...
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Changing User Profile Property for all the users in sharepoint 2010 using powershell

I want to change the edit setting and Display setting value of a user profile property called Department for all users. Can someone please tell me how to do it. I can get to the department ...
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How to create root site collection with custom web template using PoweShell

I have found Powershell script to create site collection with template "STS#0", but i want to create Root site collection with custom Template, what will be the possible powershell command?
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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 ...
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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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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 = ...