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Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-02-15

Disconnects the local server computer from the farm.

Disconnect-SPConfigurationDatabase [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The Disconnect-SPConfigurationDatabase cmdlet disconnects the active server computer from the SharePoint configuration database. This operation removes the server computer from the farm. The configuration database must be disconnected before the database can be removed.


Parameter Required Type Description




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




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


Error Description


Exceptions Description


Disconnect-SPConfigurationDatabase -Confirm:$false

This example removes the local server computer from a farm without prompting for user confirmation.

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