Managing SharePoint using PowerShell

Okay, firstly – does anyone use PowerShell? If you did, what did you use before PowerShell? What’s it good for? What do you not use it for? I hear and see a lot about it, but I just can’t find a need to learn a new language when the old (vbScript and Batch files) does everything I need it to. However, I’m lucky to be working at a company that has the best admin power tool for SharePoint (echo for SharePoint) so this may skew my opinion.

If you do use PowerShell to manage SharePoint, this blog post from Zach Rosenfield has some really good script snippets on getting a llist of Sites and Site collections in a Farm.

I’m very interested to hear from people who have used PS scripts – I would like to hear some success stories (writing script X saved me n hours of time). If I see any on the web, I’ll link to them from here. If I see enough, I might put some effort into learning how to use it 🙂



About Brad Saide

I'm a SharePoint consultant. I'm also slowly going bald, seem to have a permanent spare tyre around my waist and enjoy socialising with friends over a beer or 10. The last 2 may possibly be related. Started working with SharePoint when the first version was in limited beta release (participated in the Technology Adoption Program while at Woolworths) and have been committed to the adoption of the technology as a business enabler ever since.
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