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How can I programmatically add a rendering to all of my content items?

I need to add a rendering to all of the pages in my Sitecore tree (i.e., items that have renderings, have a layout set, and live under /sitecore/Content). Content items that don't have renderings or a ...
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Sitecore Powershell query for big images of a certain size

Can someone help me with the Sitecore Powershell query which I can use for finding the images more than the given size.
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Can you run Sitecore Powershell without triggering Sitecore events?

I want to write a script which could potentially clean up a load of unused assets, but I would like it not to trigger events (index rebuilds etc). Is there a way to say "do this silently" in a ...
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Copy final layout to shared layout

Our content authors, makes a lot of mistake when whey work in Experience Editor. Quite often they do some changes on final layout, but expect to have it on shared layout. Is is any tool exist that ...
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Update all users in the Administrator Role

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 ...
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How to check an item exists with powershell without raising an error?

In Sitecore Powershell extensions I can use If ( Get-Item ...) to return true if an item exists or false if it doesn't, but if the item isn't found then it outputs an error message as well. Is ...
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Powershell get all items that use a template

The title pretty much says it all - I've looked at the docs but I just keep finding Get-Item and Get-ItemTempate. Lets say I have a template with id 123456, I want to get all items that are using ...
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How to pass arguments to SPE's Invoke-RemoteScript

I want to pass some arguments to a script block that will be run on a remote Sitecore instance via SPE remoting. I wrote this script as a test, but it's not working. $session = New-ScriptSession -...
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Updating Workflow for all the Items in Sitecore Instance

I would like to update a workflow (any Standard Field) for all existing items. new items. What is the best way to do this? Can I use Sitecore Rocks or Sitecore Powershell Extensions? Any other ...
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Create new language version for content branch

Is there a way in Sitecore Powershell Extensions to create new language versions of a branch in the content tree? I need it to copy exactly the presentation details set on the current language to the ...
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Where should I install Powershell module for SXA?

Solution can be installed on many environments - QA, Staging, Prod. In every of these environments Sitecore instances have different roles - CD, CM, Job, Publishing and etc. Should I install ...
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Update same rendering of several templates using SPE

I have a bunch of templates that have a Coveo Search Box View rendering associated with the standard values. I need to update the property "Reveal Advanced Query Suggestions" of all of them(a lot of ...
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How to hide ribbon in Sitecore

We have created a ribbon in Sitecore that have few command buttons and few PowersSell command buttons. We want them to be visible only when an author hits specific items in the Content Editor. So we ...
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How to create Sitecore Context Item to copy Item Path using SPE?

How to create Sitecore Context Item to copy Item Path using Sitecore PowerShell Extensions. Like in below screen we have for Layout Copy Renderings and Quick download package. Sometimes it requires ...
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SPE How to add multiple items to package source

I'm writing a SPE script to package up all unused media library items under a specific folder (prior to deletion). I've found New-Package and New-ItemSource methods and know how to use them (to some ...
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How to copy an item to multiple locations

What is the easiest and quickest way to copy an item to various locations? I have about 100 multisites in a solution and I have created a new template. I need to create a new item inheriting this ...
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Upgrade path from Integrated Dynamic Placeholders to Sitecore 9 Dynamic Placeholders (OOTB)

Does anyone have a SPE script that could be used to upgrade the rendering parameters of existing content to the new dynamic placeholder style required for Sitecore 9 Dynamic placeholders? We used to ...
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Deleting an Item with a null Template

Thru a series of unfortunate events (most likely missing a template in a package between servers/instances) I found myself having issues inserting links thru the General Link field. Tracked it down ...
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How to get list of all the renderings that has been configured to use data source

We are almost complete with a large project. I am trying to find out which rendering in the page has been configured to use data source using a Powershell script. So that we can run in both UAT and ...
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Sitecore Powershell: Is it possible to prompt user for their password?

I'm creating a Context Menu script to allow deletion of languages on my content tree. When the user elects to run this script, I want to prompt them for their password as a confirmation mechanism, ...
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PowerShell Extensions reports: Is it possible to pass / choose parameters?

I have created my first report, now I'd like to make it reusable. Is there any way I could read parameters from "somewhere" after the user clicks the report's name?
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Set Powershell script language

I would like to know if there's a way to set the current script's context language through code. I know there's a way to set it in the ISE but I need some code that could override it and force a ...
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PowerShell ISE: Function of Abort button?

I have noticed that clicking the Abort button in the PowerShell ISE doesn't actually cause the background job to terminate. I guess I shouldn't be surprised since arbitrarily terminating a thread that ...
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Updating parameters using SPE

I'm running a script in which I want to mark as checked all renderings of a specific template with the Vary By Data parameter. But running the script it is adding to the Additional Parameters the ...
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Sitecore Powershell Extensions - Reports Authorization

I've created some PSE scripts to give our client some reports on their content. I created them under the proper convention of Script Module and Script Library so that the reports show up under ...
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Exporting database-based media to the file system

There's a great article (Sitecore 8.2 - Convert disk media to database) on converting disk media to the database, but I'm trying to do the opposite, temporarily at least. I want to optimize images (...
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How to determine whether an editor is using the Desktop Content Editor or Launchpad Content Editor?

I've been doing a lot more SPE report implementations and noticed that the functionality of loading the ListView is dependent on whether the editor is using the Content Editor from Launchpad or the ...
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Issue elevating SPE Console in 9.1 Azure PaaS

I have a relatively clean install of Sitecore PowerShell Extensions v 5.0 in my environment, which is running Sitecore 9.1 on Azure PaaS. As far as I can tell, everything in the install seems to be ...
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How to reset DisplayName to empty using Sitecore PowerShell Extensions?

I wanted to know better way to reset Display Name to empty using PowerShell scripts. I have written below script.. $item = Get-Item "/sitecore/content/home" $item.Editing.BeginEdit() $item["{...
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Update fields using Sitecore Powershell Extensions

I'm using the following script to update a specific field in all the children of the item right-clicked in my content tree. It works but the update is not applied to the item clicked with my context ...
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Compare items between two instances

We upgraded Sitecore 8.2 project to 9.1. Upgrade took around 1 month to finish and during this period, authors created/updated some items in old instance and they didn't make a note of those items. ...
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Getting "Current Sitecore database cannot be established" using Sitecore Powershell Extensions

I'm trying to get my feet wet in Sitecore Powershell. I need to list renderings on a list of items. Some of the script works, like getting the items and outputting the name, but when calling Get-...
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Sitecore ISE powershell inconsistent results

I am running a script in Sitecore powershell to find items bases on a regular expression on a custom field ('Subkey'). This script sometimes shows results and sometimes shows 'No items available'. ...
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Getting locked items SPE

I have a multisite Sitecore instance and I would like to get all locked items from all different sites and users and unlock them, is it possible to do this job using Sitecore Powershell Extensions?
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How do you change the sort order of items using PowerShell

I have some items created using New-Item but they are automatically sorted alphabetically. I would much prefer these items to be sorted by Created date. How do you change the sort order of items ...
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Upload Files (Advanced) randomly removing dashes

I'm working on a SPE script that uses the standard media library upload tool to take a file then uses the built in unzipper to unzip it. Upon unzipping the media items sometimes it removes dashes from ...
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How to escape a query in Sitecore PowerShell

This PowerShell query breaks, if the item name contains query operators such as "and" or "child". How should I escape it, so that they don't break it? $SourceItemPath = $SourceItem.Paths.path $...
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Unable to get value of $_.Source using SPE

I have a rich text field in my user defined template and I want to replace the source value of the rich text field. Below is my query where I'm able to read Name, type etc, however $_.source is ...
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Setting up automated role creation for various SXA sites

The challenge I am trying to solve is to create dynamic roles for an SXA site, knowing that my client will be creating multiple SXA sites over time, and thinking that possibly the best way to ...
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Broken Links Report Options Powershell vs. Fast Query?

I am currently trying to find and delete broken links in the Sitecore master database. I am using a version of this script. The problem I am having is that the number of items in the content tree is ...
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How to use multiple words in Quick filter box in Sitecore powershell Show-Listview

I am new for Sitecore Powershell, In the script I am using Show-Listview to display the result and it is providing option to Filter the result data. Powershell doc stating we can use multiple words in ...
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8.1 stopped working after content node deletion. NullReferenceException, Powershell Pipeline Issue?

8.1 won't let us log back in. While attempting to delete a node with ~16k sub-items we couldn't tell whether 8.1 was frozen or still trying to delete. We restarted site/app pool & now can't log in....
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Sitecore Powershell SPE 5.1 "Could not validate access using the provided credentials" error

I have written the SPE powershell script in my local Sitecore 9.1.1 sandbox environment and trying to execute, it is asking session elevate privilege to enter credentials. Even though I am entering ...
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Good workflow for SXA powershell scripts

I am trying to find a good way to work with PowerShell scripts that we use for SXA such as for scaffolding. I have tried the PowerShell ISE client that was build into Sitecore but sometimes the UI ...
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Sitecore PowerShell extensions module compatibility with Sitecore 9.2

I am trying to install the Sitecore PowerShell extensions module in Sitecore 9.2. While installing this module, I received a w3wp crash error as: When I try to run any script, I am receiving "...
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Compare item versions with Sitecore PowerShell Extension

I'm looking for an option to compare programatically using SPE all the fields of an item that have changed from the latest version x the version prior to that and highlight what changed. Have anyone ...
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Run powershell script when new user is created

So, I've been successful in creating a powershell script that modifies the MyToolbar to what we need based on the user's domain: $ribbonCommands = "{1DDBC2B7-69B4-44A0-AAF9-895AB51B1F00}|{D87FDF3B-...
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Script to identify largest gap(s) in content entry over a period of time

One of our clients has reported an issue wherein after our most recent deployment some of their content appears to have gone missing and/or been reverted. I'm not looking for a way to find out the ...
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How to copy multiple items to a new location

Got over 200 items in various folders in one location that would like to copy to a new location while retaining the same folder structure. Each item has more than one version and would like to retain ...
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What is the call depth limit in Sitecore PowerShell and can it be overridden?

I have a recursive script that hits a System.Management.Automation.ScriptCallDepthException exception. What is the call depth limit in Sitecore PowerShell and can it be overridden? Note: Yes, I can ...
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