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Published: July 16, 2012

Applies to:  SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise | SharePoint Server 2013 Standard | SharePoint Foundation 2013 

Returns a CustomConnector object type.

Get-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlCustomConnector -SearchApplication <SearchServiceApplicationPipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Protocol <String>]


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the Search application with which the CustomConnector objects are associated.




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 the string version of the protocol for which to return the CustomConnector object. For example, "dctm://"

Detailed Description

The Identity parameter displays a custom connector for a specified Web application. If no parameters are specified, all the objects of the CustomConnector object type are returned.

Input Types

Return Types


$searchApp = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication MySearchServiceApp$crawlConn = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlCustomConnector –SearchApplication$searchApp –Protocol "http://"

This example obtains a reference to all custom crawl connectors for the http:// protocol for a search service application named MySearchServiceApp.

Change History

Date Description

July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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