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Published: July 16, 2012

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise 

Removes a user from the SharePoint_Shell_Access role.

Remove-SPShellAdmin [-UserName] <String> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-database <SPDatabasePipeBind>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the name of the user you want to remove from the SharePoint_Shell_Access role in the specified database.




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.




Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters




Specifies the GUID of the database or the Databse Object that includes the SharePoint_Shell_Access role from which the user is to be removed. If the database parameter is not specified, the configuration database is used.




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

Use the Remove-SPShellAdmin cmdlet to remove a user from the SharePoint_Shell_Access role in a specified database.

When you use this cmdlet to remove a user from the role, you do not remove the user from the WSS_ADMIN_WPG group in the target database.

When you run this cmdlet to add a user to the SharePoint_Shell_Access role, the user must have the following security permissions:

- Security_Admin role access on the instance of SQL Server and the db_owner role in the database.

- Administrative permission to the local computer.

Input Types

Return Types


Remove-SPShellAdmin -UserName CONTOSO\User1 -database 4251d855-3c15-4501-8dd1-98f960359fa6

This example removes an existing user named User1 from the SharePoint_Shell_Access role in the database specified.

Change History

Date Description

July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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