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SharePoint Online Apps

I need automate deployment of apps from repository to SharePoint Online(Office 365). Is there any scripts for PowerShell or another way for automate deployment of Apps?
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SharePoint Online CSOM create managed properties

I'm trying to find a way to deploy search managed properties via script to my Office 365 SharePoint tenant. Previously, for on-prem SharePoint I've achieved this using PowerShell - fairly straight ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Getting List Column Object From Display Name Intermittently Gets Column

I'm trying to get columns in a list from the display name, however this isn't always working. Here is where I try to get the column, and check to see if it's null. I've tried it on display names ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to connect to SharePoint online to run some PowerShell

How can connect to SharePoint online to run some PowerShell commands? It would be nice if someone has drilled down the steps for me :)
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Can You Add a WebPart to a Wiki Home Page via Powershell?

Salvete! Is it possible to add a webpart to a Wiki Home Page via Powershell? I have 100 sites for which I need to add a web-part to their home-pages. I know this is easily possible with normal ...
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PowerShell Scripts

Does anybody know if there's some way to delete items from an SPList using PowerShell scripting? If is this possible, has anybody any good tutorial? Thanks!!!
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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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Get-SPUser without specify a site collection

I am going to migrate users with Move-SPUser. To do this, I am getting the user first: $user = Get-SPUser -Identity $adAccount -web https://sharepoint/site-collection The moving them: Move-SPUser ...
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Find a farm's database server and instance in PowerShell

How can I find the SQL server name AND instance where my databases are stored using PowerShell? Assuming I am not using an alias and can't check cliconfg. In servers in farm, I can see the server ...
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Powershell to install Farm solutions (wsp) [duplicate]

we are trying to deploy farm solution wsp file on the SharePoint server via PowerShell. The wsp is a webpart. I got this script by browsing forums... Foll. is our code:- $oUrl="http://mysite:9999/" ...
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Powershell to List GUIDs of Lists and Libraries but how to seperate

Working on a script that will dump out all of the lists and libraries in a site, I found the script on Mike Smith's Blog: ...
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change maxlength of an existing column in a list via powershell?

I have the following code to create a list, however I need to increase via powershell the maxlength of one column $spWeb = Get-SPWeb -Identity http://ost-dev1.ciredev1.local $listTemplate = ...
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How to authenticate when using powershell

I am trying to perform some tasks on user profiles and so, need to connect with different permissions using an account created for that. And, I am doing this with Powershell. Try { $site = ...
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Access Denied Retrieving Sites (Webs) Using PowerShell

My goal is to retrieve all the alerts for a given domain user, in SP 2007, then delete these alerts. I have referenced the following script on this site. In DEV environment, when I run the script I ...
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Updating relative links and images in wiki library

I have a wiki library which contents is automatically copied onto another site. Some of the pages in the library contain images, the links to those images are relative. Example: page: ...
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Nulling/clearing/updating Managed Metadata TaxonomyFieldValue?

In my recent adventures populating Managed Metadata values (aka TaxonomyFieldValue), I have encountered either a bug, potential oversight, or a substantial erosion of my sanity. In short, it does not ...
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PowerShell Script to restart the Application Pools of WFEs

Need to create a PowerShell script to recycle the Application Pool of my WFE - Dev,Staging & Production servers of my SP 2013 Farm. I tried code mentioned here But somehow as mentioned in ...
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Update choice field SchemaXml using powershell

I want to change the choice field from drop down to MultiChoice. How to Update choice field SchemaXml using powershell. Also how to get SchemaXml property.
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Rename Term store (root) with powershell - managed metadata service

Is there a way to rename Term store "root" node? (yellow in the picture below) I've tried $taxonomySession = Get-SPTaxonomySession -Site $gurl $termStore = $taxonomySession.TermStores["Managed ...
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Cannot delete site collection in Central Administration

I had created a site collection. But there is a problem of web-frontend server (I did not know when I created the site), so the page is always in processing. After waiting 40 mins, I closed the page. ...
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What is the best practice to duplicate a site collection?

I have a site collection, that contains sub-sites and other list that have different level permissions. If I use the "Save as template" I don't obtain a satisfied result, because template loses the ...
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Slow CSV writing for huge document libraries in powershell

by using below PowerShell script, i get all the items list from the document library including sub folders hierarchy in a CSV file. This script works very fine for small data but for huge data like ...
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Undo checkout with PowerShell

I'm trying to undo a checkout with PowerShell but the function name doesn't seem to be recognized. Here is the code that I used. $dList = [Microsoft.Sharepoint.SPDocumentLibrary]$list ...
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Unable to upgrade WSS_Search_ServerName database

I have got the following error in SharePoint 2010 Central Admin: The following databases require upgrade because their versions are older than the backwards compatible range: ...
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Uploading a file using powershell and updating column values

I am trying to upload a file from a local drive to a sharepoint doc lib, this much I have been able to find, however, I also want to update a column relative to the file, foe example, I have a company ...
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How to deploy all farm solutions in PowerShell?

Please tell me how to write a Powershell script that will deploy all added farm solutions.