Appendix: Common Cmdlets

This appendix gives a brief overview of the various PowerShell cmdlets we covered in this book and some other useful cmdlets, along with examples of how to use them.


Sets the role in the SharePoint 2016 farm:

Set-SPServer -Identity <server name> -Role <server role>


Returns a global property or a collection of global properties for the local farm:

Get-SPFarmConfig [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-ServiceConnectionPoint <SwitchParameter>]


Sets the passphrase to a new value:

Set-SPPassPhrase -ConfirmPassPhrase <SecureString> -PassPhrase <SecureString> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]] ...

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