I am getting following error for Get-SPSite with no site collection name. Any ideas on what would cause this error to showup.

Get-SPSite : The content type text/html; charset=utf-8 of the response message does not match the content type of the binding (application/soap+msbin1). If us ing a custom encoder, be sure that the IsContentTypeSupported method is impleme nted properly. The first 1024 bytes of the response were:

XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-st rict.dtd"> IIS 7.5 Detailed Error - 500.19 - Internal Server Error style type="text/css"> comment symbol body{margin:0;font-size:.7em;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;bac kground:#CBE1EF;} code{margin:0;color:#006600;font-size:1.1em;font-weight:bold;} .config_source code{font-size:.8em;color:#000000;} pre{margin:0;font-size:1.4em;word-wrap:break-word;} ul,ol{margin:10px 0 10px 40px;} ul.first,ol.first{margin-top:5px;} fieldset{padding:0 15px 10px 15px;} .summary-container fieldset{padding-bottom:5px;margin-top:4px;} legend.no-expand-all{padding:2px 15px 4px 10px;margin:0 0 0 -12px;} legend{color:#333333;padding:4px 15px 4px 10px;margin:4px 0 8px -12px;_margin-t op:0px; border-top:1px solid #EDEDED;border-left:1px solid #EDEDED;border-right:1px so lid #969696; border-bottom:1px solid #969696;background:#E7ECF0;font-weight:bold;'. At line:1 char:11 + get-spsite <<<< + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share...SPCmdletGetSite: SPCmdletGetSite) [Get-SPSite], ProtocolException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletGetSite

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this error leads me towards the web.config discrepancy.

Please check the Web.config files for the Web application ( which u are trying to run the get-spsite) is correct, also check the Central admin web.config file.

You can also try to run the get0spwebapplication and see if that return any result.

  • Get-SpWebApplication webappURL returns the web application. When I try webapp.Sites, It gives the same error
    – Daniel
    Oct 23, 2016 at 21:04
  • I tried for all the web applications to get there sites, but I get above error for all webapplications
    – Daniel
    Oct 23, 2016 at 21:18
  • when I try , get-spsite siteUrl, I get following error "get-spsite : Cannot find an SPSite object with Id or Url: siteUrl. At line:1 char:9 + $site = get-spsite("siteUrl") + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share...SPCmdletGetSite: SPCmdletGetSite) [Get-SPSite], SPCmdletPipeBindException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletGetSite
    – Daniel
    Nov 8, 2016 at 19:36

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