SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Removes a User Settings Provider.

Remove-SPUserSettingsProvider [-Identity] <SPUserSettingsProviderPipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]

Use the Remove-SPUserSettingsProvider cmdlet to remove a User Settings Provider from the farm.

SharePoint Management Shell


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the GUID ID for a User Settings Provider to remove.




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.


Remove-SPUserSettingsProvider -Identity "234bf0ed-70db-4158-a332-4dfd683b4148"

This example removes a specific User Settings Provider by using the GUID, 234bf0ed-70db-4158-a332-4dfd683b4148.