Introduction to the SharePoint Management Shell

As a Microsoft 365 global or SharePoint admin for your organization, you can use the SharePoint Management Shell to manage users, sites, and site collections. The SharePoint Management Shell is a Windows PowerShell module that lets you run command-line operations. It makes performing batch operations more efficient, and is the only way to perform some management tasks in SharePoint and OneDrive.

Note: If you're new to Microsoft 365 or SharePoint, we recommend getting familiar with the SharePoint admin center first. To get started, see SharePoint planning guide.

Get started managing SharePoint using PowerShell cmdlets

  1. Download and install the latest SharePoint Management Shell. If you already have a previous version installed, uninstall it first and then install the latest version.

  2. Connect the SharePoint Management Shell to SharePoint for your organization. For info, see Connect the SharePoint PowerShell.

For a list of SharePoint PowerShell cmdlets you can run, see SharePoint PowerShell.

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