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Find third-party features with powershell

Can I find just third-party features with Powershell? I other words, I want to create an inventory with all features that not come originally from Sharepoint installation.
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Approaches to managing PowerShell for every day menial tasks

PowerShell is a very powerful tool to handle many aspects of a SharePoint farm. On the one hand there is the set of commands typically used by the administrators of the infrastructure. These people ...
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SPSD on Sharepoint 2010 cant run because of framework 4?

I downloaded the Sharepoint Solution deployer SPSD, and I want to use it an SPSD 2010 Farm, to install jusst a wsp But I got this error, which is pretty obvious, 2010 projects run on 3.5 framework ...
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Cannot create a group in term store using powershell - current user has insufficient permissions to perform this operation

I am trying to create a term group in the Term Store in sharepoint 2013 using powershell. Bellow you will find the powershell script that I am using plus the error that I am getting. $...
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Unable to update item using powershell when event reciever is enabled

I have a powershell script that I am using to update some list items programatically. It seems to work as I expected when I disable the event reciever that is associated with the list however when I ...
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Powershell exception when updating ContentType

I have a strange issue when using PowerShell to modify a library ContentType. The following script works correctly: $web = Get-SPWeb $url $lib = $web.Lists[$libName] $lib.ContentTypes["KPI"]....
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Solution deployment fails with error “Violation of PRIMARY KEY constraint 'PK_Classes'”

In our install script, which installs several solutions together, we found that solutions were occasionally failing to deploy with the following error in the ULS log: System.Data.SqlClient....
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Internal Name for the Name(linked with document with edit menu) field SharePoint form library 2010

I am creating a form library(info-path) view using power-shell command. One of the fields the view should contain is the Name(linked with document with edit menu). I want to know this columns ...
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modifying exisiting ListView in sharepoint 2010 using powershell

Hi We have a listViewA(col1,col2,col3) and listViewB(col1,col2,col3) on the same form library. Now the requirement is to modify these existing listviews, so that they do not contain the old column ...
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Get-SPweb with concatenated URL

I cant believe this isnt working, I must be blind!! Please help me... When I do $blog = Get-SPWeb http://sp01.domain.com:8080/my/personal/user1/Blog it is working quite well, but foreach ($site ...
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Modifications to the Suite Bar are only applied to the top level site in the Site Collection

I have used PowerShell to change the left part of the Suite Bar in Sharepoint 2013. However, the changes are only applied to the top level site of the site collection. I assumed it would change for ...
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Remove-SPWebApplication not working if SPAdminV4 service is run by Local System?

I have sucessfully removed my Web Application with the following script: PS C:\Users\SP2013Farm> Remove-SPWebApplication http://portal.com -Confirm -Dele teIISSite -RemoveContentDatabases Confirm ...
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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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Restore-SPSite exception: SPStoredProceduresContent

I'm trying to restore a site collection backup from one server to a different server in powershell, but I get the following error: Restore-SPSite : The type initializer for 'Microsoft.SharePoint....
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Advantage of PowerShell? [closed]

I don't really clearly understand what benefit of PowerShell can be used in relation to SP 2013? What concrete example can it provide business value?
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Is it possible to add a Shell Admin when the SP server is installed on the DC?

I know there are many reasons why a SharePoint 2010 Server should not be on a Domain Controller but this is for a test Server that was rolled up quickly. The current problem is I need to run ...
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Add a level 2 subsite to quick launch of its level 1 subsite

How can I add a link on the quick launch of a subsite, which bring us on the level 2 subsite ? if I do $spweb = Get-SPWeb http://url:portwebapp/SiteCollection/SUBSITE1/SUBSITE2 Then $spweb....
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How can i delete with powershell all sites from a sitecollection without the rootweb?

How can i delete with powershell all sites from a sitecollection without the rootweb? I found this: Get-SPSite <SiteUrl> | Get-SPWeb -Limit All | ForEach-Object {Remove-SPWeb -Identity $_ -...
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Export root site content types and selected properties to csv

I want to recreate a clients' ct structure using VS2012 so some cts and their guids I did have a go but it would be nice only to add the properties I want to my csv file rather than whole lot.. Any ...
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Set group as secondary owner of a Site Collection

All is in the subject. Is it possible to use an AD group (instead of a user) as the secondary owner of a Site collection ? Both in graphical mode and with powershell (New-SPSite ... -...
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PowerShell - Csv : foreach with conditions?

I have to import a csv file, and I want to put a condition directly in the foreach. I mean : To read the csv, i do (yes my delimiter is \ ) : $csv = Import-Csv -Delimiter \ -Path $mypath -Header '...
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Changed URL to pages, but still redirects to Pages?

I have an external website which needs to show URL in lowercase only. I don’t want to use URL Rewrite or any third party tool. Instead we decided to change the actual URL’s of the Pages Library. I’ve ...
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How to get all the SharePoint web parts that are there inside a page and not inside a web part zone

I need some C# or powershell script where I need to list down all the web parts that are defined inside a page and not inside a web part zone. I tried with GetLimitedWebPartManager, but that API, ...
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Change displayed username for Google claims based users

I have set up a SharePoint 2013 environment and am using Azure ACS to authenticate users via Google. This is working really well, however in the top right corner where my user is logged in, it's ...
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List all Pages Libraries using PowerShell and SPSiteDataQuery?

I use foreach in my scripting to make sure I get every web in every site in a specific webapp to, in this case, list (and eventually update) all Pages libraries in the SiteCollection. I've been ...
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Configure welcome pages on sites and subsites with powershell

I have to configure the welcome page for all my sites, and sub-sites. Is it possible to add content in the welcome page ? I mean : a little text, a calendar, and sections on the page's right side (...
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How to deny the requests access on a site collection

SharePoint 2013, In graphical mode, in the authorizations properties of a sites collection, we can decide if users can request the access or not. I'm wondering how to do this in powershell. $spsite ...
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Copy a Site Template to another SPWeb

I've got the following problem: There is a solution I didn't develop, that creates and configures a new Website. I have to change the Site Template that is used for this. So I changed the template ...
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Using powershell to get the connection parameters of the sql server

I'm creating a script to get the CNAME and port that the SharePoint servers use. Is there an out of the box way of doing this? I know that there are plugins I can use but would prefer not to.
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create a content/configuration database using local account with powershell

so someone set up a sharepoint dev environment for me using SP2010 on Windows 2008 R2, and SQL 2008 R2, but they didn't install it as a stand alone which is what I was going after. There is no domain ...
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How can I access/set stsadm properties from code?

I'm trying to set the ChangeLogRetentionPeriod stsadm property from code, which is normally set from the SP powershell. What is the best way to go about setting this property from code? Background: ...
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Adding Calendar Webpart to a publishing page

I am working on a script to create a Calendar in SharePoint site and then add it to a publishing page as part of site provisioning. By using the similar to what is shown in this forum, i am able to ...
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Recreating Host-Named Site Collection Fails To Show Site

I have decided to go with host-named site collections during our SharePoint 2013 migration and have been testing a single site collection to start and everything worked great. I was able to add a ...
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SharePoint 2013 : Updating user profile property using PowerShell

I am working on a powershell script to update the following user profile property on my SharePoint 2013 enviornment, Personal Site Personal Site Capabilities: 0 Feed service provider defined ...
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How to remove specific file types (i.e. docx) from multiple specific Sharepoint libaries?

I am a newbie when it comes to Powershell so I'm asking for help. In Sharepoint 2010 I have several document libraries in a single site collection that all start with the name of 'PT-' and in those ...
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If-exist-then-do condition

I'm new to powershell and I don't get how to do this: if exist $versions | select * | where {$_.versionid -eq "1024"} then do $List.GetItemById($_.Id).file.undocheckout()
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SharePoint Error when I run PSConfig

I am getting the following error when I attempt to manually run PSConfig following an update on this server from the June/July 2012 CU to the April 2013 CU (this is from the logfile): 06/10/2013 14:...
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Delete List Items Using PowerShells with Date Filtering

I've been trying to delete more than 10,000 list items in SharePoint using PowerShell. So far, this is what I've had [System.Reflection.Assembly]::Load("Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=12.0.0.0, ...
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Need to remove permission level from a SharePoint group using PowerShell

I was able to create a PowerShell script that creates a new permission level and assigns it to a group. However, I noticed that it doesn't replace the previous permission level of that group. So how ...
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Get All Users in Powershell Not Returning All Displayed User Accounts

I am using the following powershell command to list all users in a site collection: $sites = get-spsite "http://mysite/sitecollection/" $web = $site.RootWeb $web.Users | select-object $web.sitegroups ...
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GetListItems Exception

I am trying to get the contents of a Sharepoint 2007 list using Powershell. I'm able to connect to the web service but receive an exception whenever I try to call the GetListItems method. # Create ...
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Need to change the owner of an existing SharePoint group using Powershell

I have succesfully been able to create a SharePoint group and assign it an owner. But now I noticed that it only works if the group has not been created. So now I need to add a way to modify the ...
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Locate empty folders in Sharepoint 2007

I'm trying to work out how I can locate empty folders in Sharepoint 2007 using Powershell. Folder.itemcount doesn't appear to work in 2007.
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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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Copy picture from Document Library to Mysite Profile Picture

Today we have picture of all the users in a document library. https://site.url/.../username_jpg.jpg I would like to use these pictures of them on mysite. Can I use powershell or something else that ...
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check for password protected office documents

I have a need to check through a site collection and find all password protected office documents. My organisation has decided on a policy where password protection on documents will no longer be ...
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how to change Catalog settings of a list by powershell

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 ...
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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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Automatic Logout the User after “X” time in Sharepoint 2013

I need to logout the user in SharePoint 2013 after x amount of inactive time. I tried these options: Modify the node with the timeout attribute. Run some PowerShell code to modify the ...
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Cannot retrieve a list by display name via PowerShell

I am replacing a colleague for the support of a SharePoint 2010 intranet. In PowerShell console : I can retrieve a list by its display name from the Lists collection of a SPWeb object. In a PowerShell ...