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Update-SPFarmEncryptionKey

Published: July 16, 2012

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise 

Changes the value of the farm encryption key and, using the new key, re-encrypts all the data.

Update-SPFarmEncryptionKey [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-Resume <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Parameters

Parameter Required Type Description

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

Resume

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Resumes re-encryption of data with the new farm encryption key if a previous attempt failed.

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

Detailed Description

The Update-SPFarmEncryptionKey cmdlet changes the farm encryption key to a new randomly generated value. When the new key is used, all the data is re-encrypted.

Input Types

Return Types

Errors

Error Description

Exceptions Description

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

Update-SPFarmEncryptionKey -confirm

This example changes the farm encryption key to a new value and re-encrypts all the data.

Change History

Date Description

July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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