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Add-SPSolution

 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-02-15

Uploads a SharePoint solution package to the farm.

Add-SPSolution [-LiteralPath] <String> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-Language <UInt32>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The Add-SPSolution cmdlet adds a SharePoint solution package to the farm. This cmdlet does not deploy the uploaded SharePoint solution. Use the Install-SPSolution cmdlet to deploy the SharePoint solution in the farm.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

LiteralPath

Required

System.String

Specifies the path to the solution package.

The type must be a valid path in either of the following forms:

- C:\folder_name

- \\server_name\folder_name

AssignmentCollection

Optional

Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPAssignmentCollection

Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

noteNote
When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Language

Optional

System.UInt32

Specifies the language pack to install with the solution package.

The type must be a valid language identifier; for example, 1033.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Displays a message that describes the effect of the command instead of executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

 

Error Description

 

Exceptions Description

------------------EXAMPLE------------------

Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath c:\contoso_solution.wsp

This example adds the SharePoint solution in the file contoso_solution.wsp to the farm.

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