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SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Returns all alternate URLs that match a given set of criteria.

Get-SPAlternateURL [[-Identity] <SPAlternateUrlPipeBind>] [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Zone <Default | Intranet | Internet | Custom | Extranet>]
Get-SPAlternateURL [[-Identity] <SPAlternateUrlPipeBind>] -WebApplication <SPWebApplicationPipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Zone <Default | Intranet | Internet | Custom | Extranet>]
Get-SPAlternateURL [[-Identity] <SPAlternateUrlPipeBind>] -ResourceName <String> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Zone <Default | Intranet | Internet | Custom | Extranet>]

This cmdlet contains more than one parameter set. You may only use parameters from one parameter set, and you may not combine parameters from different parameter sets. For more information about how to use parameter sets, see Cmdlet Parameter Sets.

The Get-SPAlternateURL cmdlet returns all alternate URLs that match the scope given by either the optional Identity parameter or by a combination of the optional WebApplication, Zone, or Resource parameters. Each criterion that is added narrows the scope. If no criteria are specified then all alternate URLs are returned.

If the Identity parameter is used, only the specific matching alternate URL is returned. If no alternate URL with the given identity exists at the given scope, nothing is returned.

SharePoint Management Shell


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the URL or GUID of the alternate URL to get.

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




Specifies the name of the resource from which to list alternate URLs.




Specifies the Web application from which to list alternate URLs.




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 one of the five zones with which the alternate URLs is associated.

Must be a valid zone: Default, Intranet, Internet, Extranet, or Custom

--------------EXAMPLE 1-----------------

Get-SPAlternateURL -WebApplication http://sitename

This example displays all the alternate URLs on a given Web application.

--------------EXAMPLE 2-----------------

Get-SPAlternateURL -ResourceName "MyResource"

This example displays all the alternate URLs for a given resource.

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