Sharepoint 2010 – Basic Powershell Commands

Below are the basics for installing sharepoint 2010 webparts using powershell.


  1. Open “Sharepoint 2010 Management Shell”
  2. Add-SPSolution c:\wsps\contactus.wsp
  3. install-spsolution –identity contactus.wsp –webapplication http://moss-server –GACDeployment

    note: –GACDeployment is required if you are deploying to the assembly
  4. To update an existing web part you can run the following line
    Update-SPSolution –Identity SharePointProject2.wsp –LiteralPath c:\wsps/contactus.wsp –GACDeployment

Dont forget to activate your feature!


You can also add the following line to your ps1 files:

Add-PSSnapin “Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell”

This prevents the need for using SharePoint 2010 Management Shell. Just use normal powershell.



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