Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-02-11

Returns the service manager service instance.

Get-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstance [[-Identity] <SearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstancePipeBind>] [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Local <SwitchParameter>]

The Get-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstance cmdlet returns the service manager service instance when a search manager service is started or stopped.


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the search manager service instance to get.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid server name on which search manager service instance runs; or an instance of a valid SearchManagerServiceInstance 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.




Specifies that the service manager service instance for the current search server is returned.

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

$qqssSvcInstance = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstance -Local

This example obtain a reference to the query and site setting service instance on the local farm.

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

$qssSvcInstance = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstance -Identity myServer

This example obtain a reference to the query and site setting service instance from a specific server name.