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Rename SharePoint folder

February 18, 2021

The script renames a SharePoint folder of a user. To rename SharePoint folders in Adaxes, you can add the script to a business rule, custom command or scheduled task using the Run a program or PowerShell script action.


  • $sharePointServer - Specifies the NetBIOS name of the computer where the SharePoint Sever is homed.
  • $webApplicationURL - Specifies the URL of the SharePoint web application.
  • $sourceFolderPath - Specifies the path to the folder you want to rename.
  • $newFolderName - Specifies a new name for the fodler.
Note: You can use value references (e.g. %username%) to insert properties of the user account in the folder path and name. For example, if you specify the following path Shared Documents/Folder A/%username% and execute the script on a user whose username is jdoe, the resulting folder path will be Shared Documents/Folder A/jdoe.
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$sharePointServer = "SharepointServer" # TODO: modify me

$webApplicationURL = "http://$sharePointServer/sites/MySite" # TODO: modify me
$folderPath = "Shared Documents/%username%" # TODO: modify me
$newFolderName = "New Folder Name" # TODO: modify me

$session = New-PSSession $sharePointServer -Authentication Kerberos
$result = Invoke-Command -Session $session -ArgumentList $webApplicationURL, $folderPath, $newFolderName -ScriptBlock {
    param($webApplicationURL, $folderPath, $newFolderName)
    [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SharePoint") | Out-Null
    $site = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite("$webApplicationURL")
    $web = $site.OpenWeb();
    $folder = $web.GetFolder($folderPath)
        $folder.Item["Name"] = $newFolderName
        return "Folder renamed successfully" # TODO: modify me
        return "The specified folder does not exist" # TODO: modify me
Remove-PSSession -Session $session

$Context.LogMessage($result, "Information")

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