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

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Removes a CustomConnector object.

Remove-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlCustomConnector -Identity <SPCustomConnectorPipeBind> -SearchApplication <SearchServiceApplicationPipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The Get-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlCustomConnector selects the custom connector or connectors, and then pipes them to the Remove-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlCustomConnector cmdlet.

SharePoint Management Shell


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the CustomConnector object to remove. The Identity parameter must be an instance of a valid CustomConnector 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.




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


Get-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlCustomConnector -SearchApplication MySearchServiceApp" -Identity "dctm://" | Remove-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlCustomConnector

This example removes a custom connector for the dctm:// protocol from the MySearchServiceApp search service application.

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