Friday, 25 June 2010

Welcome!

Welcome to Get-SPScripts : the PowerShell Scripting for SharePoint blog. The aim of this site is to provide as much info and sample scripts on using PowerShell to manage and configure SharePoint 2010 – really as I learn it myself.

I have been working as an IT Pro with SharePoint since WSS 2.0 / SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Over the years I have got into writing C# code to perform various automation, configuration and management tasks in SharePoint, but whilst I haven’t been afraid to get into Visual Studio when required, I would always prefer not to if it can be done out-of-the-box first.

Well, PowerShell bridges that gap. Most of us IT Pro’s will hate it at first, but once you get your head around how to use it – and more importantly what you can do with it – you will never want to revert back to STSADM again! I’m not going to get into how to use PowerShell from the ground up (download this or this if you want to learn that) – instead I am going to provide some sample scripts that I have used myself or found on other sites which you will be able to modify and use yourselves.

Hopefully I can provide a resource to help you save lots of time and effort in managing your own SharePoint environments. Please feel free to add comments or suggestions and let me know if there are scripts you would like to see or if you have written any yourself and would like to add them to the site.

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