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Suddenly getting “The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered.”

This morning all the development machines at the company I work at, couldn't manage SharePoint through Powershell. We were all getting the annoying "The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with ...
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Powershell: cannot access the local farm

Yes, I am logged into the machine as an administrator, and my domain account id a farm admin as well. The site is running properly, and nothing seems wrong in SP Central Administration. But when I ...
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How do I check if a site already exists from PowerShell? [duplicate]

I have a script that exports a site and restores it in another web application. I want to check if the target site already exists. Is there an easy way to tell if www.example.org/sites/asite/ is ...
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PowerShell: Script to check feature status (enabled/disabled) before activating

I am developing a script to refresh my custom features. Earlier i was just looping through the features and calling Disable-SPFeature and Enable-SPFeature on each items. The issue is when the ...
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How to log off user from SharePoint site, if the user has been inactive for 20 minutes

How to log off the SharePoint site, if the user is has been inactive for for 20 minutes? Do I need to redirect user to logout page? How would I count the idle time?
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Editing property bag values using powershell

What is property bag in SharePoint 2010? How do I retrieve values from a property bag and get/set the values using powershell?
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Powershell script to find permissions for a specific user

what am i doing wrong user.ps1 $user = "sp2010\systemsacct" $site = $gc | Get-SPSite sp2010 $site | Get-SPWeb -Limit All | Get-SPUserEffectivePermissions $user Out-GridView -Title "Web ...
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Restore-SPSite to the same content database

I ran Restore-SPSite on my server from a backup. I then deleted the site collection and did it again but got the following error: Restore-SPSite : The operation that you are attempting to perform ...
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Add group to Library permissions using powershell

I have written a script that created a document library called "Audit Logs" for every site collection in our environment. I then wanted to ensure that only Site Collection administrators and the ...
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How to automate entry of external column data in BCS?

I have a document library, Resumes, that has a large number of resumes in it. There is a regular column on that library, called EmployeeID, that is already populated. I have an external content type (...
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PowerShell - create list from list template in list template gallery

Using PowerShell on a SharePoint 2010 site, how can you create a new list from a list template found in the list template gallery?. I want to be able to add several lists at once (just in numerically ...
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List all Site Collections in a Farm

I want to be able to see the number, names, url of all site collections there are in a given farm. Would there be a powershell command to do that?
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Get name of Farm account using Powershell

How can I get the name of the Farm account ? I can see it listed in Get-SPManagedAccount, but do not see any properties on the SPManagedAccount objects to be able to dynamically filter by and ...
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Error - Get-SPWeb in Powershell

I am running this simple command from powershell under a user context, who has db_owner and SharePoint_shell rights to the SharePoint_config database. I get the following error: PS C:\Windows\...
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How to change the user profile property value for all users via PowerShell?

We have a bool: User profile property. Is there a way to set the value of this field to 'false' for all users? The user profile property exists only in the SharePoint and not in AD.
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All Authenticated Users claim

I'm adding items to my list by powershell script. I need to fine-grain user permissions to added items. Code I'm using now: $claim = New-SPClaimsPrincipal -ClaimValue $role -ClaimType $ROLE_CLAIM -...
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Connect-SPOService : Could not connect to SharePoint Online

I've followed these steps on technet but had no success: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161372.aspx PS Command: Connect-SPOService -Url "https://<mydomain>-admin.sharepoint.com" ...
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Update-SPSolution does not Deploy Solution

I am trying to deploy or update a WSP solution to SharePoint in a script using Update-SPSolution. The problem I have is that if this is the initial install I need to use Add-SPSolution and then ...
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Where-Object in Powershell

I have site collections list http://rany1 http://Rany1/xxx I want to check if http://Rany1/xxx is exist using where-object instead of foreach if in power shell. I tried Get-SPsite | where {$_Url -...
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Powershell command to find active features for site collection

Im trying to find active futures for my site from below script but im prompt with error ( cannot call a method on a null-valued expression) Appreciate your help $activeFeatures = Get-SPFeature -...
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Adding a site column and add it to a content type from PowerShell issue

Within a PS script, I'm trying to add a site column and add this column to a custom content type. Here is my script : add-pssnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -EA 0 function ...
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SPWeb being closed when getting list by powershell. What's wrong?

When I run this little piece of powershell code: $w = Get-SPWeb http://localhost $l = $w.List["some list"] I get Unexpected error message to my Sharepoint ULS log Detected use of SPRequest for ...
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Do I have to run Register-SPWorkflowService for each site collection?

As part of my SharePoint Server 2013 setup I sometimes need to integrate the new workflow infrastructure into the farm. I've followed the documentation starting from the SharePoint side of things: ...
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Automatically add pssnapin Microsoft.Sharepoint.Powershell

I am developing in Sharepoint and I like more Windows Powershell than Sharepoint Management Shell. Every time I restart the development machine, I have to run Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Sharepoint....
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Download and delete documents using Powershell

I'm looking to build a Powershell script that does the following to all documents in a SharePoint 2010 document library: Downloads the document to a network file share Deletes the original document ...
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Cannot uninstall the LanguagePack 0 because it is not deployed

I'm trying to run the following PS command on a SharePoint 2010 Foundation Farm: Update-SPSolution -Identity testwebpart.wsp -LiteralPath C:\ChrisProjects\TestWebPart\TestWebPart\TestWebPart\bin\...
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How to delete all items in a List using PowerShell

I am using following PowerShell script to delete all items of the List. It's working fine but take too long for huge lists. Is there any efficient way of clearing list items, something like truncate ...
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how to know Exact Document Library size

How to know exact document library size. any PowerShell code required? I used http://XYZ:4444/_layouts/15/storman.aspx but it doesn't show true size. I have Just Modified Nikhil's Script which ...
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Powershell to get template name site is using

I have a site collection http:/SC/ under which I have a site http:/SC/site. Can you provide powershell to check which template http:/SC/site is using?
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Setting PropertyBag values in SharePoint Online

I am trying to set some property bag values in SharePoint Online, specifically around SharePoint Designer access. The code below runs without error, but I do not see the propertybag value being ...
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Powershell error when trying to hook into UserProfileConfigManager

I am making the following call new-object Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileConfigmanager($servercontext) And get the following error: New-Object : Exception calling ".ctor" with "...
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PowerShell: Update People Picker Field with domain\Username

I'm trying to get this to work in PowerShell: $spListItem[$ppField] = "domain\username" $spListItem.Update() This gives me the following error: Exception calling "Update" with "0" argument(s): ...
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Sharepoint 2010 powershell add-spsolution access denied

I'm trying to do a test deployment to a client server. The site collection backup completed without error. When trying to add a spsolution I get an 'Access Denied' error. I'm adding it with the ...
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Problem with HTTP Handler deployed on Sharepoint 2010

I've developed a Visual Web Part for Sharepoint 2010. I've used VS2010 to do that and tested the Webpart in a testing server using VS to do the deployment. But to deploy it on the production server I ...
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Unable to execute: Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell

I'm attempting to use the PowerShell ISE on a Win 2012 Standard Server. I followed the steps here (http://sharepointpromag.com/blog/powershell-and-sharepoint-step-1-loading-dlls-and-snap-ins) to add ...
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How to create a site collection

I need to create a site collection so that url looks like http://hr.mycompany.com instead of http://portal.mycompany.com/hr. How do I do that?
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Remove a single user from all site collections in a web application using powershell

Is there a way I can choose to remove a single user from all site collections within a single web application using powershell. There are number of user profiles whose domain account has been blocked ...
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How to turn off MDS on all site collections and sites?

We have got a web application with 400 site collections and multiple sites, is there a way to turn off the MDS feature for entire web application?
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Get User by loginname using powershell

We have the following script that was running on sharepoint 2010 where we had clasic windows authentication. When we moved to SP 2013, the authentication was changed to Claims. The following code ...
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Disable Share and Follow button

I followed the steps below to disable the "share" and "follow" buttons in Sharepoint: Disable Share Button Settings > Site Settings > User and Permission : Site Permission Click Access request ...
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Move-SPUser : pixels

Migrating users from one domain to another, I get this error on a couple of users. The migration still seems to occur. Move-SPUser : pixels At D:\UserMigration\MigrateUsers.ps1:10 char:28 + $...
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SharePoint O365 upload big file via CSOM

I am tring to upload large files (900 MB) to SP Online (actually the OneDrive Business) but seems to follow SP style. Tried this via CSOM and powershell 70 MB are fine but when I try 900 MB a ...
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Powershell/task scheduler OR timer job(Farm solution) OR workflow/retention policy . when i want to implement a background jobs

I am working on a SharePoint 2013 site collection. And I have an Issue Tracking list, where I want to perform these actions on it once a day (at 12:05 AM):- Check if a column named "Review Date" of ...
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Move files between document libraries in the same Site Collection (#2)

Quick note: First and foremost - this is somewhat in line with a previous post of mine found here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11514833/move-files-between-document-libraries-in-the-same-site-...
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can not modify AllowGridEditing using powershell

I wrote the following script :- Get-SPWeb http://vstg01/CustomerPortal/with/ $list = $web.Lists["Meeting"] $field = $list.Fields["Item Number"] $field.ShowInNewForm = $False $field.ShowInEditForm = $...
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How to check which value was used for WorkflowHostUri with Register-SPWorkflowService?

I have a production environment with three Workflow Manager 1.0 servers in a farm. We also have a virtual URL that is used by NLB to spread the load between these servers. Register-SPWorkflowService ...
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Programatically determine who created a site collection

Is there a way, preferrably with Powershell, to determine who created a site collection? I'm not interested in who the site collection admins are, but who the actual creator of the site collection was....
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Restore site collection from backup is not working

I have a problem while restoring a backup file on another server. Servers build versions are the same. I'm executing the Restore powershell command. And it is giving me the following error: <...
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How to update a deployed content-type?

I created a content-type and applied it inside a document library. Now, if I go to the conent-type gallery and delete one of the fields, and then go back to the library and view the available columns,...
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Get the site permission list with PowerShell

By clicking "Site Settings" > "Site Permission" I can get a list of permission setup for the site. I need to export the exact list with PowerShell to CSV. May I know how to do it? By using $web = ...

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