I inherited a SharePoint Online old UI env and the client would to get a overview off all current security settings. I've found multiple tools (SysKit, Tru Sp auditor, ...) who will do almost what I need. But I doesn't give me a simple, transparant overview, level site/subsite.

I tried some scripting like ...

 #Import the required client dlls
 Import-Module   'C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client\v4.0_16.0.0.0__71e9bce111e9429c\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll'
 Import-Module   'C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime\v4.0_16.0.0.0__71e9bce111e9429c\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll'

 #Generic method to load the properties
 Function Invoke-LoadMethod() {
    [Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientObject]$Object = $(throw "Please provide a Client Object"),
    $ctx = $Object.Context
    $load = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext].GetMethod("Load") 
    $type = $Object.GetType()
    $clientLoad = $load.MakeGenericMethod($type) 

    $Parameter = [System.Linq.Expressions.Expression]::Parameter(($type), $type.Name)
    $Expression = [System.Linq.Expressions.Expression]::Lambda(
    $ExpressionArray = [System.Array]::CreateInstance($Expression.GetType(), 1)
    $ExpressionArray.SetValue($Expression, 0)

 #Mysite URL
 $site = 'https://tenant.sharepoint.com/'

 #Admin User Principal Name
 $admin = '[email protected]'

 #Get Password as secure String
 $password = Read-Host 'Supersecret Password' -AsSecureString

 #Get the Client Context and Bind the Site Collection
 $context = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($site)

 $credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($admin , $password)
 $context.Credentials = $credentials

 $list = $context.Web.Lists.GetByTitle('D1')

 Invoke-LoadMethod -Object $list -PropertyName "HasUniqueRoleAssignments"


 Write-Host $list.HasUniqueRoleAssignments 

All of them are getting an error on the commando

 $list = $context.Web.Lists.GetByTitle('D1')

Any ideas out here?

edit: error

Exception calling "ExecuteQuery" with "0" argument(s): "List 'D1' does not exist at site with URL 'https://tenant.sharepoint.com/'."
At line:7 char:2
+  $context.ExecuteQuery()
+  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ServerException
  • The error message could not be much clearer: your code expects a list with the title "D1" to exist on the site but fails to one. Mar 20, 2019 at 19:01
  • I tried all kinds of listnames (D1, Documents, Documenten, Gedeelde documenten (native lang)) but all of them returned the same error. 'List does not exsist'
    – Emiel
    Mar 21, 2019 at 7:30

2 Answers 2


You could use the following scripts to check all the lists title:

$lists = $context.web.Lists
foreach($list in $lists){
    Write-host $list.title}

Then try one of the titles to see if this issue still exists.


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