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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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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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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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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 = ...
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Disable site collection health check rule

Is there anyway of disabling/bypassing a site collection health check rule. For example, I want to bypass Missing Site Templates rule when I upgrade a site collection in SP 2010 mode to SP 2013. For ...
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Update Custom Forms with Powershell

I'm trying to update custom forms of SharePoint lists in a large amount of SharePoint 2010 subsites with powershell. I'm not quite sure what the correct approach is. The form itself can be found as ...
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Enable versioning on all lists and libraries

Is it possible to enable versioning on all lists and libraries across all web sites of a site collection? Thanks.
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Documents(file) name from Shared Documents in SP 2013 using powershell script

How do i get each document or file name from Shared Documents using PowerShell script. Thanks
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Install-SPSolution : This solution contains no resources scoped for a Web application and cannot be deployed to a particular Web application

I have a powershell script that deploys about 12 web parts. They have all been created in the manner through visual studio 2010 and are being deployed to sharepoint 2010. I am getting the following ...
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Powershell Get-SPServiceInstance - The term 'Get-SPServiceInstance' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

On a fresh SP2010 install. I run powershell as the admin I have my policy set to unrestricted. I've tried embedding this in a .ps1 file or running in the shell.. but get: Powershell ...
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Powershell command to find active features for site collection

Im trying to find active futures for my site from below script but im prompt with error ( cannot call a method on a null-valued expression) Appreciate your help $activeFeatures = Get-SPFeature ...
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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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How to download a sharepoint aspx page from server using powershell

I made some changes to sp aspx pages on a environment. I want to move these changes to my TFS. Usually one takes the pages using designer, save it to the desktop, and save that to TFS. But is there ...
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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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Unable to execute: Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell

I'm attempting to use the PowerShell ISE on a Win 2012 Standard Server. I followed the steps here (http://sharepointpromag.com/blog/powershell-and-sharepoint-step-1-loading-dlls-and-snap-ins) to add ...
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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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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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How do I programatically change the content type of an existing file?

Is there some way to change the content type of a file using PowerShell? Ideally I'd like to write a function that one would point at a specific document library and it would pull down an array of ...
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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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How to correctly dispose spweb and spsite on powershell foreach!

Title of the question is pretty simple, I have 18000 site collections and this script is showing 1GB of ram used, so I wonder how can I dispose correctly the spweb and spsite object $webapplication = ...
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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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Retrieve All Lists With Specific Name Using Powershell

I have a powershell script that I am trying to use to add a column (Created) to a specific view in a specific list in multiple webs. The list exists in every sub web. The view exists in every list. ...
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PowerShell script that would display the security of SharePoint Site

I'm looking for a PowerShell script that would display or create a report of the security configuration of a site collection. Any help would be appreciated. It would list: Site Collection Owners ...
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Powershell to view last login date for users?

I tried Googling this, but had no success. Is there a PowerShell script, or would it be possible to write one to show the last login date of each user into the SharePoint environment?
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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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Why are Taxonomy Term Stores always empty?

Using the following code I should be able to access the Taxonomy Term Stores: $site = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite("http://localhost") $session = new-object ...
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Recovering a file from the recycle bin

I'm working on a general function to recover an item programatically from a recycle bin via Powershell and CSOM. This is what I have so far, it doesn't throw an error, but it doesn't recover the file ...
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how to allow Write-Host command to write into a file (notepad) rather than in the screen

I run the following script in SP PowerShell Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell -ea 0; $web = get-spweb 'http://tvstg01/kb/customerservice/' $list = $web.lists['Customer Service']; ...
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Pretty url in SharePoint

The url's on our intranet are pretty, i.e. http://intranet/test, but we want to show full path of the page, like this http://intranet/test/default.aspx I don't know why we get pretty url and have ...
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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 ...
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What is a user friendly way to run Powershell scripts?

I've made several powershell script for my customers. They have very little knowledge about SharePoint and Powershell. I want to let them run these scripts when they want, but don't want them to ...
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Possible to set the default page layout for a site using Powershell?

I have a bunch of sites in which I would like to change the default Page Layout. Is there a way to set this to a custom Page Layout using powershell? (The page layout is already on all the sites) ...
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What does LoadWithPartialName(“Microsoft.SharePoint”) in PowerShell script do?

I'm learning Powershell, I have this line at the top of example script, but it doesnt appear to be necessary. What does it do? Why would it be there? # SharePoint DLL ...
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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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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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Need to kill all Workflows on a list in Sharepoint 2010

Can someone explain to me how to do this using Powershell?