I am using Remote PowerShell Session to create SharePoint Site. The client computer is not part of AD forest.

I have used the following PowerShell commands to enter into the remote session.

$cred = Get-Credential
$session = New-PSSession -ComputerName "SPServerName" -Credential $cred
Enter-PSSession $session
Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell

and following commands to create SharePoint Site

$w = Get-SPWebApplication http://SPServerName:8000/

New-SPSite http://sp.test.com -OwnerAlias "ad\spuser" -HostHeaderWebApplication $w -Name "Test Site"

And I am getting the following error

New-SPSite : User cannot be found. At line:1 char:1 + New-SPSite http://sp.test.com -OwnerAlias "ad\spuser" -HostH ... + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share...SPCmdletNewSite:SPCmdletNewSite) [New-SPSite], SPException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletNewSite

However, I am able to create SharePoint Site successfully from within SharePoint server using same PowerShell commands.


1 Answer 1


You can follow below article to configure remote PowerShell on SharePoint Server. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/anneste/2014/09/17/how-to-enable-remote-powershell-for-sharepoint-2013-for-non-administrators/

Since you are doing remote PowerShell you need to make sure PowerShell Process is running under SharePoint Farm Admin or SharePoint Managed Account.

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