Start a specific Workflow on all items in a List via Powershell

# URL of the Site
$web = Get-SPWeb -Identity “http://knowledgebase”

$manager = $web.Site.WorkFlowManager

# Name of the list
$list = $web.Lists[“knowledgebase”]

# Name of the Workflow
$assoc = $list.WorkflowAssociations.GetAssociationByName(“Update Author”,”en-GB”)

$data = $assoc.AssociationData
$items = $list.Items
foreach($item in $items)
$wf = $manager.StartWorkFlow($item,$assoc,$data,$true)



The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service. For more information, contact your server administrator

You get this error, when trying to run a workflow manually via the FE or when using InfoPath Forms

You would need to install the ‘State Service’ via the Configuration wizard in Central Administration or via PowerShell.

To configure the State Service by using Windows PowerShell:
1. Click Start, Administrative Tools, Windows PowerShell Modules.
2. In Windows PowerShell, type $serviceApp = New-SPStateServiceApplication -Name “State Service”
3. Create a State Service database and associate it with a service application, by typing New-SPStateServiceDatabase -Name “StateServiceDatabase” -ServiceApplication $serviceApp
4. Create a State Service Application Proxy and associate it with the service application by typing New-SPStateServiceApplicationProxy -Name “State Service” -ServiceApplication $serviceApp -DefaultProxyGroup
(You can use another proxy group if necessary by changing the DefaultProxyGroup parameter)

PS Code :

$serviceApp = New-SPStateServiceApplication -Name “State Service”
New-SPStateServiceDatabase -Name “StateServiceDatabase” -ServiceApplication $serviceApp
New-SPStateServiceApplicationProxy -Name “State Service” -ServiceApplication $serviceApp -DefaultProxyGroup



You can view a list of all State Service cmdlets in Windows PowerShell by typing gcm *spstate*

Source :


How to Create Fields to SharePoint List using PowerShell

$SPSite = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite(“http://intranet”);
#Open you web
$OpenWeb = $SpSite.OpenWeb();
#Open Your List
$List = $OpenWeb.Lists[“eMedication”];
#Add User Field to list
$List.Fields.Add(“UserField”, “User”, $User)
#Add TextField to list
$List.Fields.Add(“TextField”, “Text”, $Text)
#Add UrlHyperField Field to list

Run script Completed ! Enjoy !