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Download and delete documents using Powershell

I'm looking to build a Powershell script that does the following to all documents in a SharePoint 2010 document library: Downloads the document to a network file share Deletes the original document ...
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Editing property bag values using powershell

What is property bag in SharePoint 2010? How do I retrieve values from a property bag and get/set the values using powershell?
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Add group to Library permissions using powershell

I have written a script that created a document library called "Audit Logs" for every site collection in our environment. I then wanted to ensure that only Site Collection administrators and the ...
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How to log off user from SharePoint site, if the user has been inactive for 20 minutes

How to log off the SharePoint site, if the user is has been inactive for for 20 minutes? Do I need to redirect user to logout page? How would I count the idle time?
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Using Powershell to create wiki pages from an xml file

I'm trying to batch create wiki pages from an xml file, and have found a few posts that I'm trying to combine, such as this one. There's some problem with my code (Sharepoint isn't creating the ...
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How to automate entry of external column data in BCS?

I have a document library, Resumes, that has a large number of resumes in it. There is a regular column on that library, called EmployeeID, that is already populated. I have an external content type ...
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Powershell script to find permissions for a specific user

what am i doing wrong user.ps1 $user = "sp2010\systemsacct" $site = $gc | Get-SPSite sp2010 $site | Get-SPWeb -Limit All | Get-SPUserEffectivePermissions $user Out-GridView -Title "Web ...
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Update-SPSolution does not Deploy Solution

I am trying to deploy or update a WSP solution to SharePoint in a script using Update-SPSolution. The problem I have is that if this is the initial install I need to use Add-SPSolution and then ...
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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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SharePoint 2010: What is the difference between backing up a Site Collection and exporting a Site Collection?

Lectori salutem, I am reading into backup and restore operations in SharePoint 2010. I have noticed that in Central Administration > Backup and Restore > Granular Backup there is the possibility to ...
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Detecting Solution Deploying Status

I am Looking for a way to detect if the a solution is deploying the following code does not seem to return "Deploying" like I see in central admin. $wspID = Get-SPSolution -Identity 'mysolution.wsp'; ...
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Remove a single user from all site collections in a web application using powershell

Is there a way I can choose to remove a single user from all site collections within a single web application using powershell. There are number of user profiles whose domain account has been blocked ...
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Sharepoint 2010 powershell add-spsolution access denied

I'm trying to do a test deployment to a client server. The site collection backup completed without error. When trying to add a spsolution I get an 'Access Denied' error. I'm adding it with the ...
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Suddenly getting “The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered.”

This morning all the development machines at the company I work at, couldn't manage SharePoint through Powershell. We were all getting the annoying "The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with ...
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PowerShell - create list from list template in list template gallery

Using PowerShell on a SharePoint 2010 site, how can you create a new list from a list template found in the list template gallery?. I want to be able to add several lists at once (just in numerically ...
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Powershell for downloading documents with versions

is there any PowerShell script which downloads all the documents with folder structure from document library maintaining version of each file?
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powershell to delete items from a list where created date < “1/1/2011”

Is there a quick powershell script to delete items from a list where created date is less than some date? Also, would the deleted items be in the recycle bin (in the event business team wants to ...
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Powershell command to find active features for site collection

Im trying to find active futures for my site from below script but im prompt with error ( cannot call a method on a null-valued expression) Appreciate your help $activeFeatures = Get-SPFeature ...
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Powershell and checking for Site existence

I am an nube to Powershell, so I think I have a pretty basic question here.... How do I determine if a SPWeb exists? I want to perform some operations on a site based on a URL passed in as a ...
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How to save a list in a csv file via Powershell

I have a SharePoint online list with more than 9000 items and 22 column. The list is being populated on daily basis. I am taking backup manually every morning by saving the list as excel file in the ...
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Adding a site column and add it to a content type from PowerShell issue

Within a PS script, I'm trying to add a site column and add this column to a custom content type. Here is my script : add-pssnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -EA 0 function ...
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How do I update an already existing wsp on farm? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update-SPSolution does not Deploy Solution I have a wsp that is already deployed on the farm. I made some code changes. I cannot use the Add-SPSolution command because I ...
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Possible to checkout a file using PowerShell?

I have a powershell script that inserts webparts onto a page. The problem is that if I don't have the page checked out it will throw the following error: Exception calling "AddWebPart" with "3" ...
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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 set columns visible only in Display Form on a Column used by a Content Type

I have a column that we will call C. This Column is associated to a Content Type (CT). If I go to the properties of the CT -> Column C I can set the column to be Facoltative or Hidden: If I put it ...
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How to export a list in SharePoint 2010 and import it into 2013

Is there a good free way of exporting a list in SharePoint 2010 and importing it into 2013. Need to keep structure, data, attachments and other data but revisions, permissions etc not necessary. ...
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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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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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How do I get my SharePoint 2010 Management Shell to open to PS C:\> instead of PS U:\>?

Whenever I open my SharePoint 2010 Management Shell on my remote desktop, it opens to PS U:\> rather than PS C:\> as it does on my coworker's machine. ![PS_U][1] How do I get it to ...
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Setting “Chrome Type” to “None” for a web part using power shell

I have added a custom web part on page. Some how I am not been able to change its Chrome Type to None because when I mouse over the corner of web part where the arrow is supposed to show under ...
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When would you flush the cache of a SharePoint web application?

I stumbled upon this PowerShell script (source) to flush the cache of all SharePoint web applications. Write-Host -ForegroundColor White " - Enabling SP PowerShell cmdlets..." If ((Get-PsSnapin ...
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how to get all the pages inside a site?

How to get all the pages inside a site? I will pass the parameter of a site in a site collection example: http://www.category.com/en,using powershell code in sharepoint server 2013. when i try below ...
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Add field to list CSOM Powershell

I have written some code which adds a list client side in powershell : $ctx = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($url) $ctx.Credentials = $credentials $web = $ctx.Web ...
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How to retreive last 10 users who have logged in a site using Power shell script?

I need to retreive last 10 users who have logged in a site.(I need to chek in each site under a webapp who are the last 10 users to log in). and export it to a csv file.Require code in powershell.
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User profile Audience Using Power shell

#Add SharePoint PowerShell SnapIn if not already added if ((Get-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -eq $null) { Add-PSSnapin ...
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how to keep two sharepoint list in sync when located in 2 different servers

I two lists one is on site A which is on server A and the second one on site B on server B So i decided to use Powershell to export the list on site A and then grab the export and load it to the list ...
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Powershell: cannot access the local farm

Yes, I am logged into the machine as an administrator, and my domain account id a farm admin as well. The site is running properly, and nothing seems wrong in SP Central Administration. But when I ...
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PowerShell: Script to check feature status (enabled/disabled) before activating

I am developing a script to refresh my custom features. Earlier i was just looping through the features and calling Disable-SPFeature and Enable-SPFeature on each items. The issue is when the ...
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How can I schedule the User Profile Service to run a full sync weekly?

We are running SharePoint Server 2010 and have not yet applied SP1. User profile incremental sync is not picking up all of the group membership from AD. Starting a full sync seems to rectify the ...
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Restore-SPSite to the same content database

I ran Restore-SPSite on my server from a backup. I then deleted the site collection and did it again but got the following error: Restore-SPSite : The operation that you are attempting to perform ...
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Automatically add pssnapin Microsoft.Sharepoint.Powershell

I am developing in Sharepoint and I like more Windows Powershell than Sharepoint Management Shell. Every time I restart the development machine, I have to run Add-PSSnapin ...
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how to know Exact Document Library size

How to know exact document library size. any PowerShell code required? I used http://XYZ:4444/_layouts/15/storman.aspx but it doesn't show true size. I have Just Modified Nikhil's Script which ...
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Move files between document libraries in the same Site Collection (#2)

Quick note: First and foremost - this is somewhat in line with a previous post of mine found here: Move files between document libraries in the same Site Collection however I've opened a new question ...
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How to turn off MDS on all site collections and sites?

We have got a web application with 400 site collections and multiple sites, is there a way to turn off the MDS feature for entire web application?
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How to delete all items in a List using PowerShell

I am using following PowerShell script to delete all items of the List. It's working fine but take too long for huge lists. Is there any efficient way of clearing list items, something like truncate ...
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How to reproduce Visual Studio “Deploy” action?

It seems like whenever I am developing a web part and I "Deploy" it from Visual Studio, everything gets deployed and works exactly as I would expect. When I take my WSP and try to install it to a ...
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Can I use Set-SPOUser to set an O365 security group as a secondary site collection administrator?

Is there a way to use Set-SPOUser to add a security group I created in Office 365 as a secondary site collection administrator? I have the security group's Login Name which begins with "s-1-5-21-..." ...
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SPSite.allwebs returns error

First of all sorry if this is an obvious question, I searched a lot but can't find the solution. When I open an spsite in powershell like this: $spsite = Get-SPSite "https://adress" And then I ...
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List of databases used for a sharepoint 2010 farm?

How to find the list of databases are used by a SharePoint 2010 Farm, including content databases, service application databases and configuration database.
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Traverse through List of Documents using PowerShell

I am new to PowerShell and would like to achieve the following tasks on a SharePoint 2010 Document library: 1) Using PowerShell, how can I display the List of Documents in a simple Document Library. ...