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Move-SPUser

Published: July 16, 2012

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise 

Migrates a user account in SharePoint 2010 Products.

Move-SPUser [-Identity] <SPUserPipeBind> -NewAlias <String> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-IgnoreSID <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Parameters

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPUserPipeBind

Specifies the GUID or login name of the user to be returned.

The type must be a valid login name or GUID of the user, in the form DOMAIN\username or 1234-5678-9876-0987.

NewAlias

Required

System.String

Specifies the new login name of the user account.

The type must be a valid login name, in the form DOMAIN\username.

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

IgnoreSID

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Indicates (if present) that Active Directory will not be queried for the SID history attribute to ensure that the new login name is correspondent to the old login name.

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 Move-SPUser cmdlet migrates user access from one domain user account to another. If an entry for the new login name already exists, the entry is marked for deletion to make way for the migration.

Input Types

Return Types

Errors

Error Description

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

Move-SPUser –Identity "DOMAIN\JaneDoe" –NewAlias "Domain\JaneSmith"

This example migrates DOMAIN\JaneDoe to the new account of DOMAIN\JaneSmith.

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

Move-SPUser –Identity "DomainA\JaneDoe" –NewAlias "DomainB\JaneDoe"

This example migrates DOMAIN\JaneDoe from DomainA to the new account of DOMAINB\JaneDoe in DomainB.

Change History

Date Description

July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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