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How can I use Powershell to move a list from a development to a production Sharepoint 2010 box?

I'd like to copy a list (and its contents) onto our production server. I've been trying to use the Export-SPWeb cmdlet, using this article as a reference, but I can't seem to get it to cooperate. I've ...
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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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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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How to get SharePoint Online list url using Powershell?

I can retrieve a title $list.Title, but a title is not the same as url. In C# I can get list.DefaultViewUrl, which doesn't seem to be an option in Powershell. I found this solution with ...
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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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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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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 import term set with Use this Term Set for Site Navigation property selected using PowerShell?

$session = Get-SPTaxonomySession -Site $sitename $termStore = $session.TermStores[“Managed Metadata Application”] $group = $termstore.CreateGroup(“My New Group”) $group.Description = "My Term Group" ...
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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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Enumerating Features in a WSP or Deployed Solution using PowerShell

I am creating a build script that will automatically create a Test Site, Deploy all wsp to that site and activate all the features. The problem I have is how do I enumerate the feature Names or GUID's ...
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Sharepoint Master Page Powershell

We have over 80 Site Collections in our Web Application is there a way through power shell that i can set the same master page for all the site collections.
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I am trying to rename a site using Set-SPSite command

I have created several host-named site collections and now I have to rename a couple. I used the command New-SPSite to create 'http://test1.domain.com' and was able to get everything going fine, but ...
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PowerShell Script to execute a console application

Can you please let me know how to run an exe or console application through a powershell script in SharePoint 2010.
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export / import spweb problem with DataConnectionLibrary feature

I'm attempting to export a subsite from staging to production using powershell and export-spweb and import-spweb. This worked just fine from staging to development. When we try to run this on ...
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How to show 'Created By' user name in a survey set to not show user names in results

I have a SharePoint survey configured to "Show user names in survey results = No". I need to run a report showing the name of each person who responded to the survey. I do not need to know who ...
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How can I get a listitem/page related resources from code behind

In the GUI it is possible to get the resources used by a page as shown by the image. Now I would like to get this information in the code behind so that I can modify only pages that are using a ...
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Get ULS log records programatically

Is it possible to retrieve records from ULS log using C#/SharePoint API without having to manually parse log files? I would like to display logged messages on a custom web page, and I would like to ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Automatically create a new content database when a size is reached

I've been asked a question today regarding the automatic creation of a new content database when the current one reaches a certain size limit. Does anyone know if this is possible? Possibly with a ...
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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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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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Enable feature of SharePoint sandbox solution

I have a .wsp file that is deployed to the remote server by powershell script. The solution is deployed successfully and I can see the solution feature in the site collection features, I can activate ...
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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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2010 to 2013 Migration Site Collection Upgrade goes to white screen

After mounting my WSS_Content database, I went back to the migrated site collection to upgrade it, once I click "Im ready" to start the site collection upgrade, the processing screen flashes and then ...
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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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Getting back-end data and displaying it in the client

My SP Admin level is strong. My SP dev level is beginner. I know some JavaScript. What is the best method of bringing Server and Farm information from the back-end to the client-side? For example, ...
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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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Kerberos for multihop remoting powershell

I am trying to set up a remote powershell session to a sharepoint server in order to do remote management. I am running as a user with full mgmt rights at the sharepoint server If I use Credssp and ...
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SharePoint Online - Adding Group Manager to TermStore Group using Powershell

Is it possible to add Group Manager, Contributor to a TermStore Group in SharePoint Online using PowerShell? Something like: $termGroup.AddGroupManager(“GroupName”) ...
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Office 365: Publish and deploy .app through PowerShell

Can we deploy a SharePoint hosted app in Office 365 (SharePoint online) using PowerShell? Like in SharePoint 2013 apps, we will import the .app file and then install it. Can this be done in Office ...
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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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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) { ...