I am not sure if this is possible. I know there is a way to disable or delete an event handler using Powershell. But is there a way to pause an event handler using Powershell? I have three event handlers that trigger on a sharepoint list I have. but I do not want to delete it I just want to pause it.
From your question is not clear why you want to "pause" the event receiver, but I will assume you are creating/editing list items from PowerShell.
In this case it is possible to prevent event firing:
$assembly = [Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SharePoint"); $type = $assembly.GetType("Microsoft.SharePoint.SPEventManager"); $prop = $type.GetProperty([string]"EventFiringDisabled",` [System.Reflection.BindingFlags] ` ([System.Reflection.BindingFlags]::NonPublic -bor [System.Reflection.BindingFlags]::Static)); #SET EVENT FIRING DISABLED. $prop.SetValue($null, $true, $null); <# DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO #> #SET EVENT FIRING ENABLED. $prop.SetValue($null, $false, $null);
Script credits to Ivan Yankulov