I want to be able to update all users who have the Administrator checkbox selected without manually going through each of the user. In the same script I would like to add them to another Role. This way there is only one user with the Administrator checked.

I would like to use Sitecore PowerShell extensions module.

  • Updating answer to do help with roles now
    – Anicho
    Commented Oct 10, 2016 at 18:05

1 Answer 1


In SPE you should be able to do the following to get a list of all users with the admin role.

  1. This should get you users, with admin role who are not the default admin
    $users = Get-User -Filter* 
    | Where-Object {$_.IsAdministrator -and $_.Profile.UserName -ne 'sitecore\admin'}
  1. Then you should pipe through the $users variable add a new role and user set-user to remove admin writes by setting it to false
    $users | ForEachObject { 
                Add-RoleMember -Identity developer -Members $_.Profile.UserName 
                Set-User -Identity $_Profile.UserName -IsAdministrator $false }
  1. Complete script
    $users = Get-User -Filter* | Where-Object {$_.IsAdministrator -and $_.Profile.UserName -ne 'sitecore\admin'}

    $users | ForEachObject {Add-RoleMember -Identity developer -Members $_.Profile.UserName Set-User -Identity $_Profile.UserName -IsAdministrator $false }

Worth referring to SPE gitbook for User and Roles Commands and Set-User documentation for more info on what you can change with Set-User and how you can get different users.

  • Would this get all the users who are checked as Administrator?
    – ASura
    Commented Oct 10, 2016 at 18:06
  • @ASURA updated answer this should, work as expected now
    – Anicho
    Commented Oct 10, 2016 at 18:29

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