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Working of PowerShell Import-SPWeb command with UpdateVersion Overwrite

As per technet site the 'Overwrite' value for UpdateVersions parameter does following : "Overwrite to overwrite the current file and all of its versions (delete then insert)". But my question is does ...
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I want to delete my list item corresponding the date and time?

I have stack list now i want delete my list item corresponding the date and time.what are all the ways to delete list item. I used power-shell for particular list $web = get-spweb -Identity http://...
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Grant permission on multiple folders using PowerShell

Can you please help me to grant permission to different folders ? I used the following article : Grant folder permission(SharePoint) using powershell script but when I tried to grant permission for ...
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Powershell PS1 clone SP permissions Exception

I have found this nice PS1 that clone permissions from a SPUser To Other. When give inputs Many things goes wrong but I have non idea what. Has Anybody any idea about this issue? PS C:\Users\...
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Iterate through items inside folders and sub folders in SharePoint Library

I have a SharePoint library with document sets on level 1. Then inside document sets I have Folders and some documents(word,excel,text) on level 2. Then again inside folders in level 2 I have some ...
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How to give application pool account permissions to search service application

We all probably know how to give application pool account permissions to search service application through central admin. But i want to do this using Powershell. What will be the Powershell script to ...
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How to know if site collection is root with powershell

I want to loop over all web application's site collection and activate a feature on root web except the root site collection. How to know if current site collection is the root one. PS : I've used to ...
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How to add a Custom List to website using Powershell?

I am creating a custom list via powershell. After the creation I have to open IE go to a page and add the list manually. Is there a script that will add a list into a page?
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Add video files to asset library using PowerShell

I want to add video files to the Asset Library programmatically using powershell and Kindly help me. I tried the below code : Add-PSSnapIn Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction ...
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How to change text encoding when inserting values inside a sharepoint list using powershell?

I'm using french words with special characters like "é" "à" etc. When I trying to insert text in my list fields using powershell, it does insert the values but the characters aren't well encoded. For ...
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Error: “Cannot index into null array”

I am getting this error while trying to get the list name Cannot index into a null array. + $clientlist = $web.Lists["Shared Documents"]; + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + ...
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Programmatically create content database in C# (SP 2013)

The goal is to have a web user interface with the option to create new site collections with new Content Database. With the admin user I can manually in the CA create new Content Databases. I can ...
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Pagination not working with XSLTViewWebpart when created using Powershell

I am having similar issue as mentioned in below URL's. Paging in XsltListViewWebPart is not working perfectly when added programmatically Why don't folders work when adding an ...
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Getting error while copying contents from one library to another

I am using below script to iterate through each folder/file in document library. $source = "http://sitecollection/sites/site/subsite" $dest = "http://sitecollection/sites/site/subsitearchive" $...
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Scheduled PowerShell Task Won't Write to a File

I have a PowerShell script that runs exactly the way I want interactively; creating two log files: one is a csv for graphing the output later, and the other is a basic status log, such as: Opening ...
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Copy documents from one document library to another using PowerShell

I am using below Powershell script to copy contents from one document library to another, however I am getting this error: Cannot find an SPWeb object with id or url :...... Script: $ver = $host | ...
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Fix broken image urls

I have migrated some websites from SharePoint 2007 to 2013 and there are some broken links, like images and links. As far as I know they are absolute links. Can anyone show me how can I fix these ...
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Huge padding in powershell created webparts

I add a webpart page via powershell like this: $idLayout = 2 $list = $oSP.GetList( $sList ) $xml = "<?xml version=""1.0"" encoding=""UTF-8""?><Method ID=""0,NewWebPage""><SetList ...
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Delete all Enterprise Keywords in Sharepoint Online

How can I delete all Enterprise Keywords in our Sharepoint Online. It seems that the Term Store is already populated with many, many entries. Is there a way to "reset" or delete all Enterprise ...
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Backup-SPsite command

I want to use the Backup-SPsite powershell command to backup my SharePoint Enterprise 2013 site collection but want to keep only a week worth of backups A backup will run everyday Monday to Sunday ...
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Get search service Application name via PowerShell

I'm trying to write some automated scripts to update the web.config, is it possible?
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SP2013 - <nativehr>0x80070003</nativehr><nativestack></nativestack>

I successfully restored a backup from another farm a few of weeks ago using restore-spsite. I had to delete that site collection, now I want to restore it again with that same backup file. The 2 ...
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Using list items to create sites programatically

I am looking to programatically create sites based on items in a SharePoint list. The list has 4 columns, Name, Email, ManagerName, ManagerEmail. The aim is to use PowerShell to create a foreach loop,...
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Unable to send email from SSIS(Script Task) package to SharePoint 2013 Document Library

I am trying to send an email from a SSIS package to a SharePoint 2013 Document library. I am using a Script Task for this. The code I am using is as follows. public void Main() { String Sender = "...
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Issue while exporting site

We are facing an error while exporting a site: The object of type Web and URL that was configured as part of the Export Settings does not exist. Verified the below options: Ran the Powershell ...
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Calculating Content Organizer Destination

I want to find a way to calculate (using powershell) the final destination of an item in a document library. This little snippet is what I'm trying to do but it keeps saying that it doesn't contain ...
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Create Audit Log Script w/ Custom Dates

The following PowerShell script pulls all the content from a specified SharePoint site and creates an audit log for all versions and dates. My Question is how would I implement a Start/End date? For ...
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BDC: cannot logon with credentials obtained from secure store provider

Hmm.. When I manually create a new contentsource, point it to the single sql database-bcs everything works OK (no probs) (via Central Admin) but... When i try the same via a powershell script I get "...
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How to retrieve BDC Identity from External List programmatically?

I need to do a lookup on an External List (in SharePoint Online - Office 365) to retrieve the value of the BDC Identity. BCS is talking to an OData web service. (I'm not a Visual Studio guy), so ...
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Importing 5002 users into SharePoint Online with a work email

I need to create a test to prove that the 5000 list item limit can be exceeded. More specifically Users. I have en Excel spreadsheet that contains 5002 users. I don't need the trivial data to be ...
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Add custom site template to Template library, sharepoint 2013

I have created a custom site template and saved it on my desktop. i want to use this template as a standard template when creating Site collection by powershell code. How to save this template the ...
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How do I programatically edit the contents of an .aspx SitePage or page or wiki?

I'm trying to programatically edit a page that is being transitioned from server #1 to server #2, #3... etc. I tried including the page inside a module, and later on opening it and extracting its ...
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Why I cannot get the UPS AD connection in powershell?

I would like to get the AD connection from the UPS in powershell. But the object "ConnectionManager" is null. What I am missing? If I go to: Central Administration -> Application Management -> ...
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Creating a Calculated Date Field with embedded double quotes

I have been provisioning a load of Site Colummns with PowerShell . I am however, having a lot grief with a calculated field spField.Formula = "=TEXT(DATE([Created],"mmyyyy"))" spField.OutputType = "...
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Copy list item from Prod to Dev using Powershell or Server Object model

I'm looking for the best way, either throught Powershell or the Object Model, to copy a list item from Production to Dev. The lists are identical, I just have one item that is causing an error in an ...
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Set-SPUser - not valid user object - 19;#username - powershell

I'm trying to add users to a custom "responsible" group that have the same permissions as owners group. I'm getting member from a list in SP (people and group). $Responsible = ...
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Can I retrieve SharePoint 2010 workflow steps with PowerShell

I can use powershell to get the names of all SharePoint Designer workflows in my farm - but is there a way to look at the steps of the workflow? Specifically, this farm has the iLoveSharePoint....
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Provision SharePoint Site using Data stored in List via Powershell

I have a custom list where users submit there request for new site, which stores, information such as Site Name, Site url, template type, Size of the site, Site Owners etc. Can I use powershell ...
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SharePoint PowerShell Script deployment. Only errors outside of Visual Studio?

I have a problem regarding deployment of WSP package. I develop the solution using Visual Studio and use No Activation + a PowerShell script as 'post-deployment' command. The PowerShell script is the ...
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Uploading Files to Sharepoint Document Library and Updateing Column Fields Using Powershell

I'm a new learner to Powershell and a bit new to SharePoint as well. I'm learning powershell to create a script that uploads files to a sub-site library inside SharePoint. I managed to get it working ...
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powershell - get permissions for users

I have a csv file with users (domain\user) that I need to find their access. I found a good link here (Powershell script to find permissions for a specific user) on SP Forum. I am calling the function ...
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The job 'GUID' is already running and cannot be canceled- PowerShell

A deployment or retraction is already under way for the solution "xxx.wsp", and only one deployment or retraction at a time is supported it occurs if anomalies deployment is running for the same ...
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Powershell where-object doesn't work

I have this Powershell code that works in 2013, but it doesn't work in 2010, although am using a functionality that supposed to work in 2010, my problem is with the where-object, it's not really ...
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Copy-SPSite is not recognized

I'm completely new to Sharepoint and was tasked with copying some new sites. However when I opened Sharepoint Management Shell and typed "Copy-SPSite", it displayed the following message Also, the ...
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Restore backup to new SharePoint 2010 server

this issue is piggybacking on a previous Issue I had. I just set up a new SharePoint server for testing purposes, and I want to import the back ups of our production server for obvious reasons. ...
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Updating a SharePoint list using export-spweb powershell

I have a list in two different sites. Those lists data has to be in sync. But somehow my content guys forgot to do that. What happens when i import the list from one site to another site which ...
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Revert Restore-SPFarm

We have a SharePoint test server and SharePoint live server. They are on the same network The administrator for each is the same Active Directory account. I know this is wrong but as a programmer in ...
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Adding lists with powershell. Visible in site contents but not $web.lists?

I've written a powershell script to create a batch of lists. The script does the following: Creates the library. Creates SharePoint groups. Changes the library name to replace spaces with underscores ...
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Sharepoint Import command - Import List in same site collection

I have a sitecollection with list name "XYZ" and 5million records , I exported the list using the PS command . How to import the backed up sharepoint list"XYZ" under the same site collection : Command ...
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Run PS Script from workflow SP2013

I saw the great feature developed by iLoveSharePoint here. But this is for SP 2010, and 2013 compatibility is not sure. Have you heard about any other stuff to do the job ? Running powershell scripts ...