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Published: July 16, 2012

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise 

Returns a usage service.

Get-SPUsageService [[-Identity] <SPUsageServicePipeBind>] [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the usage service to get. If the Identity parameter is not specified, the cmdlet returns the local usage service.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid name of a usage service (for example, UsageService1); or an instance of a valid SPUsageService object.




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-SPUsageService cmdlet returns the specified usage service. If the Identity parameter is not specified, the cmdlet returns the local usage service.

Input Types

Return Types


Get-SPUsageService -Identity 57055d99-9914-4af6-a3bf-7b76e3f231c2

This example returns a SPUsageService object of the specified ID.

Change History

Date Description

July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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