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Powershell backup/restore or import/export to keep all document versions?

I need to move a test SharePoint 2010 site collection and database to a new server (and new database). I want to make sure that I keep user security and all document versions. Does backup/restore keep ...
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How do you determine the Consumers for a given Content Type?

Is there a quick powershell script to find out all the consumers who are consuming a given content type? If yes, how do you do this with powershell?
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“Specified Cast is Not Valid” in PowerShell When Getting a Display Group for Search

When run, this code returns an error on the last line "Error Calling GetDisplayGroup with 2 arguments, Specified cast is not valid". $site=get-spsite http://xxx/sites/xxx ...
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Executing powershell script from a timer job

Is it possible to call a powershell script from a sharepoint timer job ? or are there any security issues involved in doing so? Regards, Jeevan
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How can I create a new RoleDefinition in powershell

I need to create a new RoleDefinition and apply it to a group. Is that possible? How can I do that?
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Is there a way to create site pages and insert webpart into it via PowerShell?

We are creating a powershell script to create lists, groups and to install wsp packages. There are 5 wsp each containing 1 webpart. Is there any way via powershell to create 1 site page and embed 1 ...
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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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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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How to activate hidden features using Powershell

I want to activate site scoped and web scoped hidden features using Powershell Command. What will be the command?
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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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How to update document meta data using powershell

I'm iterating through all files of a document library using powershell trying to update some files in some folders. I can read the file properties but I'm not able to update them. Here is my code: ...
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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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Remove characters in string - and add it to array - Regex - Powershell - Migration

I'm trying to migrate data from a Excel spreadsheet to user profile properties. Data ex: Energy & Resources;#67777;#Financial Services;#137;#Consumer Business & Transportation;#23;#Real ...
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Edit Lookup table programmatically via Project Server Interface (PSI)

I have a standard lookup table database table "LOOKUP_TABLE_VALUES" in a SharePoint 2013 solution with columns like: LT_UID - for the Lookup table GUID LT_VALUE_FULL - storing the values with the ...
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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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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 ...