SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2017-05-30

Returns a TaxonomySession object.

Get-SPTaxonomySession -Site <SPSitePipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]


$session = Get-SPTaxonomySession -Site "http://sitename"

This example retrieves a TaxonomySession object, which can be used to access term stores associated with the Web application for a site.

Use the Get-SPTaxonomySession cmdlet to get a TaxonomySession object. A TaxonomySession object contains the set of metadata term stores for a taxonomy session.

SharePoint Management Shell


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the SharePoint site mapped to the set of metadata term stores for the taxonomy session.

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 of a valid SPSite 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.