Move-SPUser

Migrates a user account in SharePoint Products.

Syntax

Move-SPUser
    [-Identity] <SPUserPipeBind>
    -NewAlias <String>
    [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
    [-Confirm]
    [-IgnoreSID]
    [-WhatIf]
    [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Move-SPUser cmdlet migrates user access from one domain user account to another. If an entry for the new login name already exists, the entry is marked for deletion to make way for the migration.

For permissions and the most current information about Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Products, see the online documentation at SharePoint Server Cmdlets.

Examples

------------------EXAMPLE------------------

C:\PS>$user = Get-SPUser -Identity "DOMAIN\JaneDoe" -Web http://webUrl
PS C:\>Move-SPUser -Identity $user -NewAlias "Domain\JaneSmith" -IgnoreSid

This example migrates DOMAIN\JaneDoe to the new account of DOMAIN\JaneSmith.

------------------EXAMPLE 2------------------

C:\PS>$user = Get-SPUser -Identity "DomainA\JaneDoe" -Web http://webUrl
PS C:\>Move-SPUser -Identity $user -NewAlias "DomainB\JaneDoe"

This example migrates DOMAIN\JaneDoe from DomainA to the new account of DOMAINB\JaneDoe in DomainB with SID History enabled.

------------------EXAMPLE 3------------------

C:\PS>$user = Get-SPUser -Identity "i:0#.w|DOMAIN\JaneDoe" -Web http://webUrl
PS C:\>Move-SPUser -Identity $user -NewAlias "i:0#.W|Domain\JaneSmith" -IgnoreSid

This example migrates DOMAIN\JaneDoe to the new account of DOMAIN\JaneSmith when using Windows Claims. -IgnoreSid must always be used with Move-SPUser when using a Claims Identity, such as Windows Claims.

Required Parameters

-Identity

Specifies the SPUser object retrieved via Get-SPUser.

The type must be a valid SPUser object.

Type:SPUserPipeBind
Aliases:UserAlias
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2019
-NewAlias

Specifies the new login name of the user account.

The type must be a valid login name, in the form DOMAIN\username.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2019

Optional Parameters

-AssignmentCollection

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.

Type:SPAssignmentCollection
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2019
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2019
-IgnoreSID

Indicates (if present) that Active Directory will not be queried for the SID history attribute to ensure that the new login name is correspondent to the old login name.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2019
-WhatIf

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

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2019