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Published: July 16, 2012

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise 

Installs and provisions services on a farm.

Install-SPService [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Provision <SwitchParameter>]


Parameter Required Type Description




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.




Specifies default settings when installing a standalone service application.

Detailed Description

The Install-SPService cmdlet installs and optionally provisions services on a farm. This cmdlet installs all services, service instances, and service proxies specified in the registry on the local server computer. Use this cmdlet in a script that you build to install and deploy a SharePoint farm or to install a custom developed service.

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This example installs all services, service instances and service proxies specified in the registry on the local server computer.

Change History

Date Description

July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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