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STSADM.exe, PowerShell v2.0 and Management Shell

What is the difference between the three? STSADM.exe PowerShell v2.0 Management Shell I understand you can run powershell scripts in the management shell, but I thought I remember reading that ...
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Enable-SPFeature not working

I am using PowerShell script to deploy and activate a feature in the same script. Everything works fine and I can see my feature in the Sharepoint Root folder (14 hive). I run it using Farm Admin. ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Add WebPart to a Web with PowerShell

I want to add a webpart to a great number of existing pages. Is there any PowerShell command to add a webpart to a webpart page?
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How to find the SiteCollection created date in Sharepoint 2010?

I want to find the sitecollection created and last content modified date in Sharepoint 2010, found a SPSite property for last content modified date however could not find any clue to find the created ...
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Do powershell modules load automatically when opening the SharePoint 2010 command shell?

I have a custom module and want to load it in the command shell without having to call it explicitly each time I delve into Powershell. Does it load automatically? If not, how can I make it load ...
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SPO Retrieve HasUniqueRoleAssignements property using Powershell

I am trying to retrieve HasUniqueRoleAssignements property for multiple SharePoint Online lists using Powershell. I can do it for each one in SharePoint on-premises: ...
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How to get the active farm-scoped features in PowerShell?

If i want to get the Features that are activated on a WebApplication, i can use the SPWebApplication.Features property, which will return a SPFeatureCollection with the Features activated for the ...
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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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EnsureSiteAssetsLibrary throwing exception

The short story, when trying to execute SPListCollection.EnsureSiteAssetsLibrary I get: Exception calling "EnsureSiteAssetsLibrary" with "0" argument(s): "A list, survey, discussion board, or ...
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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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SharePoint 2010 - List CanReceiveEmail Disable/Enable

After migration from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 the list feature to receive emails is not working on migrated sites. The functionality is enabled in the UI and when I´m checking $list.CanReceiveEmail ...
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Powershell Enumerate through all site collections but not include one specific site collection

I am partially not even sure how to Google this question because whatever I type never seems to bring back any relevant search results. I currently have a working script that is set to go through and ...
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Why am I still getting quota reached upload error after increasing the quota for a site collection?

A user was trying to upload documents to their site collection and reached the quota limit. I increased the quota for him but he is still getting the same error that the quota has been reached when he ...
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Change Document Library folder's Modified timestamp to latest timestamp inside

I have a Sharepoint 2010 Document Library with a range of subfolders and some files within each of them. The problem is, right now every subfolder has the same Modified timestamp, and I want each ...
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How to check if there is any active solution deployment running on the server?

Is there a way to know if there is any active solution deployment running on SharePoint server? I'm wondering how to do this using a PowerShell script?
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Enabling a Sharepoint Feature with Powershell

I am new to PowerShell and have been asked to modify a script that is used to activate features on a site. The script has some latency issues between the two feature activations, so I decided to make ...
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Powershell error - Expressions are only allowed as the first element of a pipeline

I'm learning PowerShell with SharePoint and I found this simple powershell example $timers = (Get-SPTimerJob | ($_.isDisabled -eq $false) ) $timers And I get this error Expressions are only ...
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How to find all empty folders within a document library, maybe with a PowerShell script?

We have discovered a library where a user has written script to create auto numbered folders, within a library... we now have 32000 of them!!? I need a powershell script that will list the folders, ...
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Check If Document Library Already Exists Using Powershell

How can I perform a check if a document library already exists using Powershell in SharePoint 2010?
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Powershell return properly the selected value from multi-choice field

In my powershell script I want to fetch the value of a mulit-choice-field in a sharepoint list. The problem is that although the value is returned, it is encased in ;# - for example, I would receive ...
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How to change the user profile property value for all users via PowerShell?

We have a bool: User profile property. Is there a way to set the value of this field to 'false' for all users? The user profile property exists only in the SharePoint and not in AD.
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How to get a list of items from a particular folder

The Following code write all the items from the list to CSV file. $list.Items| foreach { $obj = New-Object PSObject -Property @{ "Title" = $_["Title"] ...
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SharePoint deployment - Deployed to: GAC (WebURL/Global) / BIN

I know that when we deploy farm solutions then they are available under Central Admin --> System Settings --> Manage farm solutions. In this list of solutions, there are 3 columns. Name, Status and ...
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PowerShell script that deleted quicklaunch entries

I'm running a PowerShell script that deletes about 10 entries per minute. Is there a way to do this more efficiently/quicker, i.e. directly from the database? How can this be achieved? $web = ...
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Enable-SPFeature : The Feature is not a Farm Level Feature and is not found in a Site level defined by the Url

I'm trying to activate a web level feature using powershell with the following command: Enable-SPFeature –identity 3ad4787b-e859-432c-be22-c772725e0dbc -URL ...
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RoleAssigments are being assigned by default to all new pages

I am pretty new to SharePoint, so please let me know if there is some more info or clarification required. I am creating a webapplication with certain SP groups, libraries and pages in that order by ...
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Powershell to set a Web Application's Trusted Identity Provider to an STS and NTLM?

I've created a custom STS and have setup trust with SharePoint via New-SPTrustedIdentityTokenIssuer. I can use Central Admin to configure a Web Application to use both NTLM and the STS, however I ...
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Is there a service that controls PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell?

Got a service call yesterday that the backup hasn't been done for three months. Looking at the task scheduler history, there where no errors. So I run the PowerShell script myself, and got an exeption ...
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Problem with PowerShell script in Tasks Sheduler Windows Server 2008 R2 - SharePoint Shell Access?

I have a problem with PowerShell script in Tasks Sheduler in Windows Server 2008 R2. I try to run Sheduler Tasks which run batch file which run PowerShell script to Backup Farm and while I choose "Run ...
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Can I edit a publishing page using Powershell?

I have a bunch (technical term) of publishing pages within a single subsite of my site collection that contain a broken link. I'm wonder if it's at all possible to use Powershell to perform a 'global' ...
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Can't save webpart after editing with PowerShell

I'm using the code below to edit the image in a webpart: $webPartCollection = $web.GetWebPartCollection("default.aspx","Shared") $imagePart = $webPartCollection | Where-Object { $_.Title -eq "Site ...
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Indexing sharepoint lists with ps

I would like to index a column in a list with powershell. I have a problem, when i retrieve the list how can i set what field should be put to index? Is there a special command, can anyone provide me ...
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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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Powershell script to update pages. Dispose page afterwards?

I'm using a PowerShell script to update page titles and PublishingPageLayout's in a particular web that has 391 pages. However, I'm finding that the longer the script runs, the slower each pages is ...
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Is there a way to execute commandline-arguments via code from a feature/webpart (Sharepoint 2010)?

I mean, for example, something like a deployment. Is it possible to force something like this from within a webpart using the "standard" sharepoint functionality? Using the central-administration is ...
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Permissions error setting up SharePoint 2010 PowerShell account privileges

SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Std SP1 (Domain Controller) in a simple farm with a single SQL Server 2008 SP1/Windows Server 2008 Std SP2 backend I realise installing SP on ...
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How to read items in a BCS external list with PowerShell?

Is there a way that you get information from an external list (created from SPD for a specific ECT) differently than you do from a "normal" SharePoint list when using PowerShell? I did the following: ...
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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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Powershell creating Page fails with “No parameterless constructor defined for this object.”

I wrote a Powershell script that creates SharePoint sites and pages based on an XML file to generate about 200 sites and more pages to build a specific structure. The basic steps it does repeatedly ...
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MOSS2007 PowerShell vs Console Application

I'm looking for a few examples of when you would be better off writing a PowerShell script vs writing a Console Application to perform some operations against the Object Model in a MOSS2007 or WSS 3.0 ...
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SharePoint group not visible

I created a new SharePoint group using UI. I do not see the group using: $web.Groups | select Name Why? (I need to access to the group by CSOM but the group is not found)
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How to Block End Users from running Scripts against my Farm

We have been experiencing issue where users are running Powershell Scripts against our production Farm using Web services, provided site owners access provileges they have. we want to set some sort of ...
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Set New Page Default Settings to “Inherit default page layout from parent site” in sharepoint 2013 using powershell script

I want to set New Page Default Settings to "Inherit default page layout from parent site" in sharepoint 2013 subsites using powershell script. I have tried with publishing-web ...
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SharePoint Online PowerShell cmdlets: Get Group's Ids

I need to export my site collection's groups from sharepoint online. I have create the following script to get all the info but I cannot retrieve the group's Id. I am talking about this ID ...
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Need site inventory tool for SharePoint 2007 that doesn't require server access

We're migrating from 2007 to 2010 and I need a full inventory (site, libraries, lists) so I can remove stuff that's no longer being used. However, everything I've found so far requires server access. ...
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List Template does not show up in PowerShell

I have about 15 List templates in the (gallery > List templates) and none of them show up when I run following script: $web.ListTemplates | ForEach{ write-host $_.Name } I think that is the reason ...
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How to display the values in powershell in Excel format

I have got certian output of list properties using powershell script. I need to display it in an excel format. I require the code to display the result in excel format?
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using powershell script update the page name in sharepoint 2013

I wan to change the page name with Power shell script. When I had run the script I was given an spexception error: Exception calling "CheckOut" with "0" argument(s): "The URL ...
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Is it possible to export/import a Sharepoint 2010 subsite?

Is there a way to import/export or backup/restore a sub site? I have a site collection at http://someurl.mycompany.com/sites/content. I have sub sites under that site collection that were created by ...
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Copy of Test Phase to Production Phase

If you have two phase, test and production phase and test phase has a database with 40 table + 55 views + all cubes from analysis service. The production phase is a reflection of test phase. Is it ...