Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-02-11

Returns a custom security trimmer.

Get-SPEnterpriseSearchSecurityTrimmer [[-Identity] <SecurityTrimmerPipeBind>] -SearchApplication <SearchServiceApplicationPipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]

The Get-SPEnterpriseSearchSecurityTrimmer cmdlet returns the PluggableSecurityTrimmer object when a customized security trimmer is created, updated, or deleted for the query results of the specified search application. A custom security trimmer trims search results before the results are returned to the user.

If the Identity parameter is not specified, this cmdlet returns the security trimmer collection for the specified search application.


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the pluggable security trimmer used for the specified search application.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh, or an instance of a valid SecurityTrimmer object.




Specifies the search application that contains the security trimmer.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid search application name (for example, SearchApp1); or an instance of a valid SearchServiceApplication 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.


Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication -Identity MySSA | Get-SPEnterpriseSearchSecurityTrimmer

This example obtains the pluggable security trimmers registered in the search service application MySSA.