Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-23

Returns an existing connection to a managed metadata service application, which is also known as a proxy, to the managed metadata service application.

Get-SPMetadataServiceApplicationProxy [-Identity] <SPMetadataServiceProxyCmdletPipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]

Use the Get-SPMetadataServiceApplicationProxy cmdlet to get a specified connection to a managed metadata service application.


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the service application proxy to read.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid name of the service application proxy (for example, ServiceAppProxy1); or an instance of a valid SPMetadataServiceProxy 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.


Get-SPMetadataServiceApplicationProxy -Identity "MetadataServiceProxy1"

This example retrieves an existing connection to a managed metadata service application.