Would like to work with the "ActivityManager" object however it is throwing an error:

$site = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite($siteurl)
$context = [Microsoft.Office.Server.ServerContext]::GetContext($site)
$upm = New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileManager($context)
$profile = $upm.GetUserProfile([string]$loginname)
$am = New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.ActivityFeed.ActivityManager($profile, $context)

New-Object : Cannot find an overload for "ActivityManager" and the argument count: "2".

any help?

Ok,it helps

$siteurl = "http://siteurl/";
$loginname = "domain/user";
$site = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite($siteurl);
$context = [Microsoft.Office.Server.ServerContext]::GetContext($site);
$ServerContext = Get-SPServiceContext $site;
$upm = New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileManager($context);
$profile = $upm.GetUserProfile([string]$loginname);
$am = New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.ActivityFeed.ActivityManager($profile, $ServerContext);

any help how can I deselect the "Manager change" newsfeed settings?

  • i would ask you to add this question that you have added to a new one, as it is now a different topic. makes finding stuff in the archive easier Commented Mar 8, 2012 at 19:07
  • @karthikeyan please split up the questions into two seperate questions Commented Mar 8, 2012 at 21:29

2 Answers 2


It takes two arguments:

public ActivityManager(
    UserProfile userProfile,
    SPServiceContext serviceContext

You are giving it a Microsoft.Office.Server.ServerContext, not a SPServiceContext.

MSDN Reference

  • also use Get-SPSite instead of instantiating a site object like that Commented Mar 8, 2012 at 21:30

To deselect a News feed setting, you would have to get the ActivityType from the ActivityTypes collection of ActivityManager class. And then use the IsSet property of the ActivityPreferencePerType to set the news feed to false.

But bear in mind that Microsoft disallows these settings from being changed by anyone except for the user who owns the account. In your case, running the code via console command while logged in as the farm administrator is not equal to the user's account for which the settings apply.

You can make a work around by somehow having the user run this code

  • thanks for your suggestion, could you share a reference? Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 6:56

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