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Add Administrator to User Profile Server via Powershell

I was recently directed to an article that explains how to add a user to the permissions list for the User Profile Service using Powershell, which worked a treat. [My original question] I'm now ...
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How can I update a publishing page's page layout via PowerShell?

I have a few publishing pages that need a page layout change. The layout includes a Content Editor Web Part pointed to an html file in the site assets folder. The layout changes but the Web Part ...
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Create a site using powershell for a custom site definition

I have created a custom site definition which I can see and create a site using my custom definition with the UI. However, if I try to create a site using powershell I get an error saying WARNING: ...
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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 create a content source of type “web” with the option “Only crawl within the server of each start address” via powershell

I have a requirement to create a content source of type "web" with the option "Only crawl within the server of each start address" via powershell. I am trying the below command : ...
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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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Set SPWeb title on a SharePoint site using PowerShell

I'm having problems setting the title of a root web in a site collection when creating it in an other language then English. When i run the script under using 1033, it works fine the site title is set ...
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Creating the secure store service master key fails

I have some powershell to create a farm including the secure store service. The code is pretty straight forward: Update-SPSecureStoreMasterKey -ServiceApplicationProxy $id -Passphrase $passphrase ...
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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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How do I create a list from a template and create all views with Powershell?

I am trying to imitate the process of creating a list from a template in the UI by using a Powershell script. When you create a list from a template with the UI, all of the original list's views are ...
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List item with specific ID value

I want to copy a list items one by one to another list using PowerShell. Some items in source list are misssing. I don't want to create and delete empty items for missing ID values in source list. I ...
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Access Denied from Migrated SP2010 -> 2013 Web App

I've migrated a web application's content database from SP2010 to SP2013. After the migration was complete, I am completely locked out of the web application. Navigating to the root site collection ...
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How to disable anonymous access for SharePoint WebApplication with powershell

I need to create a PowerShell script that will disable anonymous access to the given SharePoint web application. However, I have thus far been unsuccessful. All scripts have been run under the ...
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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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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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Hide SPContenType in use

I'm trying to hide (or remove it from the new button drop) a SPContentType that is already in use via Powershell scripting. Even if before: $SPContentType.Hidden = $true $SPContentType.Update() I ...
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creating site collections using SharePoint management shell 2013

I am creating Site Collections for Testing SharePoint. I am using Host Named Site Collection to do that instead of the path based site collection addressing. For that Got a reference to the HNSC ...
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PowerShell - Create Search Service App Pools (All 3)

How many App Pools are created when you create the Search Service Application? How can I create all the Search Service Application App Pools using PowerShell and give them all unique names? I've ...
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Migrating changes from development site to staging site without doing a content database backup and restore

I wanted to find out the best practice to migrate changes from a development site to staging or production site. I think there should be a better way than backing up the content database on ...
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Moving list from one environment to another while preserving the GUID

I have a list template (.stp) file. I would like to restore the list and its contents in any given SharePoint environment. The conditions for restoring are listed below: Restore the list to any ...
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Restoring SPSite not working with different versions

I'm having issues with restoring my .bak files to my own sharepoint environment due to version difference. My version is currently: Sharepoint Server with Enterprise Client Access License Ms ...
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Forefront Run Profiles not created when creating user profile service from PowerShell

I'm trying to achieve a full User Profile setup for SharePoint 2010 using PowerShell, including the creation of the Active Directory connection. My PowerShell source code comes mainly from here. // ...
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Cannot find an overload for “Load” and the argument count: “1”

I am working on some utility functions to ease the administration of our O365 tenant by importing some modules as part of my profile. The thing I'm working on currently is being able to provision One ...
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Can I suppress Import-SPWeb log created message

Using the SharePoint Administrator PowerShell command Import-SPWeb, I loop through many backup files, each generates the output: Log file generated: C:\somepath\backup.cmp.import.log With the ...
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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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PassPhrase is not valid in SharePoint 2013. Powershell not connecting to SharePoint farm to reset passphrase

I have removed Project server instance from my SharePoint 2013 farm. After that when I tried to run the configuration wizard, I found that the old passphrase is not valid. When I open powershell, the ...
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Powershell Command builder

I am trying make a c# application which runs sharepoint cmdlets in management shell 2010. I have tried below code: protected void ExecuteCode_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) { ...
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Identify Started Service App by Powershell

I am using the following Powershell script in hopes of identifying Started service applications by server. Spot checking the results shows something unexpected. For instance, I know Lotus Notes ...
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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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Import-Spweb is changing the user id if the user does not exist in the organisation anymore

We had to restore a list (which has versionsing enabled) in our PROD enviornment SP 2010 August CU 2012. We used the following command metioned below: Import-SPWeb http://example.com/projects/myList ...
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Filling a External Data field (BCS) in a list trough Powershell [duplicate]

I have a list of which one of the columns is of the "External Data" type, linked to a BCS service. We called this column "Organisation", and when I check the generated fields in powershell (with ...
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Adding new webparts to an already deployed solution

I have a webpart project built in visual studio 2010 and it has been deployed successfully to my production environment. I recently had to make some changes to the webpart and also needed to add a ...
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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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SharePoint 2010: What is the difference between backing up a Site Collection and exporting a Site Collection?

Lectori salutem, I am reading into backup and restore operations in SharePoint 2010. I have noticed that in Central Administration > Backup and Restore > Granular Backup there is the possibility to ...
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How to set columns visible only in Display Form on a Column used by a Content Type

I have a column that we will call C. This Column is associated to a Content Type (CT). If I go to the properties of the CT -> Column C I can set the column to be Facoltative or Hidden: If I put it ...
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Delete a large number of documents from a site

Can anyone tell me the quickest way to delete a large number of documents from a site library if you are an administrator for the site? Any powershell commands?
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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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Does Update-SPSolution trigger a SPFeature.Upgrade()?

I'm looking into Feature versioning and upgrading in SharePoint 2010 and I don't know exactly if the Update-SPSolution cmdlet triggers a SPFeature.Upgrade(). Are <UpgradeActions> elements ...
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Fetch list item properties using Powershell

I have document library. I want to replace some document properties using powershell. There are multiple properties associated with each document. First I'll need to check for all documents if that ...
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Powershell to list all sites and subsites in SharePoint Online

I know about "Get-SPWebApplication" but it's not available in Online. Anyone? Thanks,
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powershell script to move/copy files from network path to SharePoint sub folder

if((Get-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell") -eq $null) { Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell } $spWeb=Get-SPWeb -identity ...
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Make timerjob runs on specific server?

I have an already developed timer job that is running on front end servers, but I want to set it to run on application servers only. Can I do this with PowerShell without modifying any code of the ...
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Programatically, how do I change the default document content type of a Document Library in SP2007?

I have 40 document library lists and I have to change the default document content type for these document libraries. In UI, this is possible by On the document library, go to Settings > Document ...
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How to apply new page layout to all existing pages in a site?

I really need your help. I've created a new page layout in SharePoint Designer 2010 and I want to apply it to all existing pages in a site. Another thing to note, some subsites and pages use ...
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How can I get an SPList's URL?

Say I have a list named Links. Is there a way, through .NET and Powershell, to retrieve the URL for this list? In this case, the URL I'm looking for would be "/Lists/Links".
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How to check user has visited site collection first time?

I want to know which users have visited the site first time from the added users. For ex, I have added 40 users in the sharepoint but only 10 users have logged in and 30 have never logged in the site. ...
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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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Need to kill all Workflows on a list in Sharepoint 2010

Can someone explain to me how to do this using Powershell?
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Broken Lists Cannot Be Deleted

There are a few lists in a SharePoint Server 2010 development environment that are broken. Due to this situation, clicking the lists in the SharePoint Web interface throw .NET exceptions, and viewing ...
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Recreate a List in many subsites of a site collection using powershell

I have to recreate the same List in several subsites within a site collection. I saved my List as a template but it will be very time consuming to add the List manually to all of my subsites using the ...