SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Adds an instance of the distributed cache service to a local server.

Add-SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance  [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]

Use the Add-SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance cmdlet to add an instance of the distributed cache server to a local server. This is required to start the AppFabric service.

SharePoint Management Shell


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.



This example adds an instance of the distributed cache service to a local server.