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Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-02-11

Sets the properties of an authoritative page for a shared search application.

Set-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAuthority [-Identity] <AuthorityPagePipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-Level <Nullable>] [-SearchApplication <SearchServiceApplicationPipeBind>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The Set-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAuthority cmdlet updates properties of an authoritative page and adjusts the query rank of an authoritative page. SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAuthority represents authoritative sites that rank higher in relevance than demoted sites, which are de-emphasized in relevance.


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the query authority page to update.

The type must be a valid URL, in the form http://server_name; or an instance of a valid AuthorityPage 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




Specifies the level of the new authoritative page. Authoritative pages, designated by the service application administrator, are expert pages that link to the most relevant information. Because a search service application can have several designated authoritative pages, you use the Level property to specify the value of a specific page. This parameter sets the level for the most valuable authoritative pages to 0.

The type must be one of the following floating-point numbers: 0, 1, or 2.




Specifies the search application that contains the authority page 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.




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


Set-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAuthority -Identity -Level 0.5 -SearchApplication MySSA

This example adjusts the authoritative level of the URL to 0.5 on the search service application named MySSA.

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