SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Maps a security group, forms-based role, or claim to a SharePoint user license.

Add-SPUserLicenseMapping -Mapping <List> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

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 Add-SPUserLicenseMapping cmdlet maps a claim, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) security group, or forms-based role to a SharePoint user license for a farm or web application. To specify a mapping to a specific web application, use the WebApplication parameter. If you do not specify parameters, mapping applies to the entire SharePoint farm.

SharePoint Management Shell


Parameter Required Type Description







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-------------------

$a = New-SPUserLicenseMapping -SecurityGroup yoursecuritygroup -License Enterprise
Add-SPUserLicenseMapping -Mapping $a

This example adds user mappings for the entire farm.