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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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Changing User Profile Property for all the users in sharepoint 2010 using powershell

I want to change the edit setting and Display setting value of a user profile property called Department for all users. Can someone please tell me how to do it. I can get to the department ...
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How to create root site collection with custom web template using PoweShell

I have found Powershell script to create site collection with template "STS#0", but i want to create Root site collection with custom Template, what will be the possible powershell command?
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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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How to Install Sharepoint Online Management Shell on Powershell 5?

I need to migrate 300K records from my filesystem to Sharepoint Online (SPO). I am on Win7 SP1 and have MS System Center 2012 Configuration Mgr. installed so can't install WMF/Powershell 3 or 4, but ...
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Is it possible to create custom User Profile Properties using CSOM or SPO PowerShell?

I have not been able to find much information regarding creating custom User Profile Properties via CSOM or SharePoint Online PowerShell. Is this possible, and if so, how do I go about doing it?
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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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SP O365 upload big file via CSOM

Hi I try to upload large files (900 MB) to SP Online (actually the OneDrive Business) but seems to follow SP style. Tried this via CSOM and powershell 70 MB are fine but when I try 900 MB a timeout ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Do I have to run Register-SPWorkflowService for each site collection?

As part of my SharePoint Server 2013 setup I sometimes need to integrate the new workflow infrastructure into the farm. I've followed the documentation starting from the SharePoint side of things: ...
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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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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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How to use CSOM/Powershell to update list item(s) in O365 from CSV

Not a programmer, but need to get a job done. Using Powershell and CSOM I've found examples and been able to import CSV into a list as new items. That is working. Here is a code snippet I'm using ...
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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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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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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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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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SharePoint 2013 - Multiple domains in People picker

We have a farm that's setup on Domain A and it has trust to Domain B. By default we can find the users for Domain A in the People Picker, but we would like to add the users for Domain B as well in the ...
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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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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. ...