I am working on a powershell script to update the following user profile property on my SharePoint 2013 enviornment,

  1. Personal Site
  2. Personal Site Capabilities: 0
  3. Feed service provider defined identifier

However I see this property as "Get" property in the User Profile class. We could update this using the Central Admin application.

Any one has done this using PowerShell ?

Any pointers

  • Have you found an answer yet? I've been looking into the same issue. I'm not sure why SharePoint doesn't re-map these if the mysite already exists. It seems like a pretty significant oversight to me.
    – user25397
    Apr 25, 2014 at 17:52

2 Answers 2


Here is a handy Powershell script I just used for updating the Personal Capabilities int:

#Set up default variables
#My Site URL
$mySiteUrl = "http://spdomain/my/"

#The part of the picture URL you are trying to find
$currentValue = "0"

#The value that will replace the above
$newValue = "14"

#The internal name for Property
$upAttribute = "SPS-PersonalSiteCapabilities"

#Get site objects and connect to User Profile Manager service
$site = Get-SPSite $mySiteUrl

$context = Get-SPServiceContext $site
$profileManager = New-Object   Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileManager($context)

$profiles = $profileManager.GetEnumerator()

foreach ($userProfile in $profiles)
if ($userProfile[$upAttribute].toString() -ne 14 )
  if ($userProfile.AccountName -like "i:0#.f|ldapmember|colbs")
         $newvalue = $userProfile[$upAttribute].toString()
         $newvalue = $newvalue.Replace($currentURLValue, $newURLValue)
         $userProfile[$upAttribute].Value = $newvalue

You can remove the AccountName -like condition if you want every account updated. Also, if you want to update other properties besides PersonalSiteCapabilities, here is a link describing each



The way I usually hunt down how to do these things in PowerShell, is to find the page where it is done in UI (usually a page in _LAYOUTS), find out what assembly that contains the codebehind and what methods are involved (lookin PAGE directive), load the assembly into Reflector and see how SharePoint does it.

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