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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: 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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How do I check if a site already exists from PowerShell? [duplicate]

I have a script that exports a site and restores it in another web application. I want to check if the target site already exists. Is there an easy way to tell if www.example.org/sites/asite/ is ...
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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 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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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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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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List all Site Collections in a Farm

I want to be able to see the number, names, url of all site collections there are in a given farm. Would there be a powershell command to do that?
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All Authenticated Users claim

I'm adding items to my list by powershell script. I need to fine-grain user permissions to added items. Code I'm using now: $claim = New-SPClaimsPrincipal -ClaimValue $role -ClaimType $ROLE_CLAIM ...
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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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SPWeb being closed when getting list by powershell. What's wrong?

When I run this little piece of powershell code: $w = Get-SPWeb http://localhost $l = $w.List["some list"] I get Unexpected error message to my Sharepoint ULS log Detected use of SPRequest for ...
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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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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 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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Error - Get-SPWeb in Powershell

I am running this simple command from powershell under a user context, who has db_owner and SharePoint_shell rights to the SharePoint_config database. I get the following error: PS ...
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Problem with HTTP Handler deployed on Sharepoint 2010

I've developed a Visual Web Part for Sharepoint 2010. I've used VS2010 to do that and tested the Webpart in a testing server using VS to do the deployment. But to deploy it on the production server I ...
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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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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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Powershell/task scheduler OR timer job(Farm solution) OR workflow/retention policy . when i want to implement a background jobs

I am working on a SharePoint 2013 site collection. And I have an Issue Tracking list, where I want to perform these actions on it once a day (at 12:05 AM):- Check if a column named "Review Date" of ...
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Setting PropertyBag values in SharePoint Online

I am trying to set some property bag values in SharePoint Online, specifically around SharePoint Designer access. The code below runs without error, but I do not see the propertybag value being ...
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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 error when trying to hook into UserProfileConfigManager

I am making the following call new-object Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileConfigmanager($servercontext) And get the following error: New-Object : Exception calling ".ctor" with ...
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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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PowerShell: Update People Picker Field with domain\Username

I'm trying to get this to work in PowerShell: $spListItem[$ppField] = "domain\username" $spListItem.Update() This gives me the following error: Exception calling "Update" with "0" ...
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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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Restore sitecollection from backup is not working

I have a problem while restoring a backup file on another server. Servers build versions are the same. I'm executing the Restore powershell command. And it is giving me the following error: ...
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How to return all user profiles

I need to query the entire user profile store and do multiple operations such as filtering based on one user profile property, sorting by another, and grouping on yet another. Is this possible using ...
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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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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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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 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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Connect-SPOService : Could not connect to SharePoint Online

I've followed these steps on technet but had no success: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161372.aspx PS Command: Connect-SPOService -Url "https://<mydomain>-admin.sharepoint.com" ...
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Problem with SP2013 solution scope: WebApplication vs GAC

I have a SP2013 solution that contains a custom WCF service, custom Timer Job and a Feature Event Reciever. Because of these the solution Assembly Deploying Target is set to GlobalAssemblyCache. The ...
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Adding a list item with PowerShell doesn't trigger event receiver

I have a simple list with an event receiver for the following events: ItemAdded ItemUpdating ItemDeleting I confirmed that the event receiver fires when adding/updating/deleting an item from the ...
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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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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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Get name of Farm account using Powershell

How can I get the name of the Farm account ? I can see it listed in Get-SPManagedAccount, but do not see any properties on the SPManagedAccount objects to be able to dynamically filter by and ...
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How to create a site collection

I need to create a site collection so that url looks like http://hr.mycompany.com instead of http://portal.mycompany.com/hr. How do I do that?
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can not modify AllowGridEditing using powershell

I wrote the following script :- Get-SPWeb http://vstg01/CustomerPortal/with/ $list = $web.Lists["Meeting"] $field = $list.Fields["Item Number"] $field.ShowInNewForm = $False $field.ShowInEditForm = ...
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Programatically determine who created a site collection

Is there a way, preferrably with Powershell, to determine who created a site collection? I'm not interested in who the site collection admins are, but who the actual creator of the site collection ...
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powershell script to add a managed metadata column

I'm looking for a powershell script that allows me add metadata column in SharePoint list. Thanks
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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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Powershell to list specific user profiles

Is there a way to list specific user profiles instead all the users? Ex: List all the accounts starting with IT. It should list all the users with ITUser1,ITUser2, ect.... The following script ...
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How can I modify a file stored in SharePoint via PowerShell?

I have some files in SP 2010 that are simply HTML, and I need to modify the contents of those files in a systematic manner. Is there a good way to do this using powershell? Imagine that I want to ...
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Obtain Default Content Access Account via PowerShell

As part of farm configuration audit, I need to obtain the current content access account. While I've found several resources for setting the default content access account for search using PowerShell, ...
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How to fix credential issue?

I tried both default credential and user/pass but keep getting 401 unauthorized error. What's the fix? Here is the error I am getting .... New-WebServiceProxy : The request failed with HTTP status ...
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Get User by loginname using powershell

We have the following script that was running on sharepoint 2010 where we had clasic windows authentication. When we moved to SP 2013, the authentication was changed to Claims. The following code ...
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I dont have permissions to use SharePoint PowerShell, what to do?

I am a developer and would like to deploy a wsp to a server (win2k8r2) from my customer. I log in with some user created special for me. When I start SharePoint PowerShell I got this error: The local ...
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Script to find all items that do not inherit permissions

I would like a SP 2010 Powershell script which searches all folders in a library and finds the ones that do not inherit permissions from their parent. Does anyone have one handy? I'm new to the ...