i have execute below script for disabling sandbox property for word automation services.

$sp = Get-SPServiceApplication | where {$_.TypeName.Equals("Word Automation Services")}
$sp.DisableSandbox = $true

but getting below exception..

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How to disable sandbox property ?

because using Word Automation Services not generating pdf documents from word documents.

So i need to disable sandbox property..

Any Solutions...?


1 Answer 1


Please check if you have Word Automation Services application is created in your farm. you can create using steps in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee557330(v=office.14).aspx

I could reproduce the error as below,on Line 1 $sp variable has null as the where didn't return any value

line 1: $sp = Get-SPServiceApplication | where {$_.TypeName.Equals("Word Automation Services1xyz")}

line 2: $sp.DisableSandbox = $true

line 3: $sp.Update()

Error details

Property 'DisableSandbox' cannot be found on this object; make sure it exists and is settable. At line:2 char:5 + $sp. <<<< DisableSandbox = $true + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (DisableSandbox:String) [], RuntimeException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PropertyNotFound You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression. At line:3 char:11 + $sp.Update <<<< () + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (Update:String) [], RuntimeException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvokeMethodOnNull

Hope this helps

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