Disable Event (ItemUpdated) with powershell


  • Hello,

    I'm trying to update an item in a list without firing the ItemUpdated-Event. In SP2007 this was possible with EnableEventFiring () and DisableEventFiring() - now MSDN says its obsolete. I'm wondering if there is a way to disable Events from powershell for an update? Any hints for me?


    Cheers and thanks for your time!


    Monday, August 09, 2010 4:37 PM


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  • Hi MaxMelcher,


    As what you said, the “EnableEventFiring” is obsolete for sharepoint 2010. I don’t know if there is a way to enable it using PowerShell. But Sharepoint 2010 has created a new property “EventFiringEnabled” to replace the “EnableEventFiring” method.


    More information about “EventFiringEnabled


    Also here is an article about toggling events, I think it’s helpful to you.

    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 6:31 AM
  • Is there actual a way to set this via Powershell?
    Friday, March 23, 2012 6:06 PM
  • See this forums post for explanation how to switch off eventfiring for a certain Powershell thread.

    Just tried and it works perfectly fine.

    Saturday, March 24, 2012 12:45 PM