I'm trying to install a fresh installation of Sitecore Experience Platform 10.1 Update-1, as part of my setup I wish to Skip a task or maybe more.

According to the documentation at https://dev.sitecore.net/Downloads/Sitecore_Installation_Framework/2x/Sitecore_Installation_Framework_230.aspx

I should be able to Skip tasks, however it doesn't seem to work. When I open up my XPO-SingleDeveloper.ps1 and add a Skip task to line 80.

Install-SitecoreConfiguration @singleDeveloperParams *>&1 | Tee-Object XP0-SingleDeveloper.log -Skip CreateHostHeader

I get the following error

Tee-Object : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'Skip'.

enter image description here It sounds like the Skip command isn't recognized as the Task does exist in the sitecore-XP0.json file.

I have tried removing the *>&1 | Tee-Object XP0-SingleDeveloper.log but it still doesn't accept the Skip command.

  • It is getting passed into the Tee-Object now, how did you exactly pass it in when you removed this? It needs to get passed into Install-SitecoreConfiguration
    – Jeroen
    Jul 19, 2021 at 15:00
  • I originally called Install-SitecoreConfiguration @singleDeveloperParams *>&1 | Tee-Object XP0-SingleDeveloper.log -Skip CreateHostHeader, after that didn't work I removed *>&1 | Tee-Object XP0-SingleDeveloper.log, I get the following error back Install-SitecoreConfiguration : Could not find Task 'CreateHostHeader' in Skip list Jul 20, 2021 at 8:58

1 Answer 1


You can use the following example,

PS C:\> Install-SitecoreConfiguration -Path .\MyConfig.json -Skip Alpha,Beta

What does the above do?

"Starts an installation based on a JSON configuration file and executes all the tasks except the named tasks."

Reference https://dev.sitecore.net/Downloads/Sitecore_Experience_Platform/101/Sitecore_Experience_Platform_101_Update1.aspx

You can get more helpful information from the SIF 2.3.0 Configuration Guide (which applies for Sitecore XP 10.0.0 - 10.1.1) available for download at the above reference link.

Complete Installation Syntax:

Install-SitecoreConfiguration [-Path] <String> [[-Tasks] <String[]>] [[-From] <String>] [[-To]
[[-Skip] <String[]>] [[-WorkingDirectory] <String>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

CreateHostHeader is a task found in sitecore-XP0.json

So, I tried modifying the installation syntax in Line #80 like below - still getting an error as the Path parameter was already specified within the @singleDeveloperParams - tried specifying these two params for Parameter still there is some validation issue,

Install-SitecoreConfiguration -Path .\sitecore-XP0.json -Skip CreateHostHeader @singleDeveloperParams *>&1 | Tee-Object XP0-SingleDeveloper.log 

I'll try to fix this and share the updates here.

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