Applies to: Project Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Manually starts the synchronization job to synchronize Project Server 2013 group membership with the specified Active Directory groups.

Invoke-SPProjectActiveDirectoryGroupSync [-Url] <Uri> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]

In Project Server permission mode, groups can be created to assign permissions and synced with Active Directory groups to determine group membership. The Invoke-SPProjectActiveDirectoryGroupSync cmdlet manually starts the job that synchronizes the group membership from Active Directory into Project Server.

Windows PowerShell with Project Server


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the URL of the Project Web App (PWA) instance where you want to start the Active Directory sync.

The type must be a valid URL, in the form http://<ServerName>/<PWAName>.




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.

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Invoke-SPProjectActiveDirectoryGroupSync -Url http://AppServer/pwa

This example synchronizes group membership for the specified PWA instance.