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SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Installs the state database schema into a state service database.

Initialize-SPStateServiceDatabase [-Identity] <SPStateDatabasePipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The Initialize-SPStateServiceDatabase cmdlet installs the session state database schema in an empty state service database. The current user's credentials are used to create the state database schema.

SharePoint Management Shell


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the state service database to initialize.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid name of a state database (for example, StateSvcDB1); or an instance of a valid SPStateServiceDatabase 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




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

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

Initialize-SPStateServiceDatabase -Identity 9703f7e2-9521-47c3-bd92-80e3eeba391b

This example installs the state service database schema into the database associated with the provided identity.

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