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Published: July 16, 2012

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise 

Returns the server or servers in the farm that match the given identity.

Get-SPServer [[-Identity] <SPServerPipeBind>] [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the address of the server to return.




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.


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.

Detailed Description

The Get-SPServer cmdlet returns the SPServer object for the given identity (if it exists in the farm). If no parameters are specified, the cmdlet returns all servers in the farm.

Input Types

Return Types

--------------EXAMPLE 1-----------------


This example returns all servers in the local farm in a list.

--------------EXAMPLE 2-----------------

Get-SPServer | Where{ $_.NeedsUpgrade –eq $TRUE}

This example returns a list of all servers in the farm that need an upgrade.

Change History

Date Description

July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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