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Published: May 12, 2010

Returns a managed metadata service application.

Get-SPMetadataServiceApplication [-Identity] <SPMetadataServiceCmdletPipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]



Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the managed metadata service application to get.

The type must be a valid GUID or the name of a valid managed metadata service application.




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.

note Note:

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-SPMetadataServiceApplication cmdlet to retrieve a specified managed metadata service application.

Input Types


Return Types



Get-SPMetadataServiceApplication -Identity "ManagedMetadataServiceApp1"

This example retrieves an existing managed metadata service application.

Change History


Date Description Reason

May 12, 2010

Initial publication

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