Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-02-11

Returns a demoted site rule.

Get-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryDemoted [[-Identity] <DemotedPipeBind>] -SearchApplication <SearchServiceApplicationPipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]

The Get-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryDemoted cmdlet reads the DemotedSite object when a demoted site rule is created or deleted, or when the demoted site rule is updated to modify the query rank.

If the Identity parameter is not specified, this cmdlet returns the demoted site rule collection for the specified search application.


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the demoted site rule to get.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid URL, in the form http://server_name; or an instance a valid Demoted object.




Specifies the search application that contains the demoted site rule collection.

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.




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.


$demotedRule = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryDemoted -Identity -SearchApplication MySSA
$demotedRule | Remove-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryDemoted

This example obtains a reference to a site demotion rule for the URL, and removes it.