SharePoint 2010

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-02-11

Returns a crawl component for a shared search application.

Get-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlComponent [[-Identity] <CrawlComponentPipeBind>] -CrawlTopology <CrawlTopologyPipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-SearchApplication <SearchServiceApplicationPipeBind>]

The Get-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlComponent cmdlet reads a CrawlComponent object when a crawl component for a shared search application is created, updated, or deleted. If the Identity parameter is not specified, this cmdlet returns the crawl component collection for the specified crawl topology.


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the crawl component to get.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh, or an instance of a valid CrawlComponent object.




Specifies the crawl topology that contains the crawl component collection.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh, or an instance of a valid CrawlTopology 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.




Specifies the search application that contains the crawl topology.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid search application name (for example, SearchApp1); or an instance of a valid SearchServiceApplication object.


Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication "SearchApp1" | Get-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlTopology -Active | Get-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlComponent

This example retrieves the list of all crawl components in the active crawl topology for the search application SearchApp1.