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Published: July 16, 2012

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise 

Returns the names of all users who have the SharePoint_Shell_Access role.

Get-SPShellAdmin [[-database] <SPDatabasePipeBind>] [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the GUID of the database or the Databse Object that includes includes the SharePoint_Shell_Access role whose user names you want to display. If the database parameter is not specified, the configuration database is used.




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

Use the Get-SPShellAdmin cmdlet to return the names of all users who have the SharePoint_Shell_Access role in a database.

Input Types

Return Types


Get-SPShellAdmin -database 4251d855-3c15-4501-8dd1-98f960359fa6

This example returns the name of each user who has the SharePoint_Shell_Access role in the database specified.

Change History

Date Description

July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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