Retrieve a SharePoint Group from a Site.

Get-SPGroup [-Web [<SPWebPipeBind>]] [-Identity [<SPGroupPipeBind[]>]] [-AssignmentCollection [<SPAssignmentCollection>]]




Specifies the URL or GUID of the Web containing the group to be retrieved.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid name of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Web site (for example, MySPSite1); or an instance of a valid SPWeb object.


Specifies the Name or ID of the Group to be retrieved.

The type must be a valid integer, or a valid group name (for example, Approvers); or an instance of a valid SPGroup object. If not an SPGroup object then the -Web parameter is required.


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.

Detailed Description

Retrieve a SharePoint Group from a Site.

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PS C:\> $group = Get-SPGroup -Web "http://demo" -Identity "Approvers"

This example retrieves the Approvers group from the http://demo site.