SharePoint Pals
 | Sign In
How Install App Using PowerShell in SharePoint 2013.
by Sathish Nadarajan 29 Aug 2015
Author
SharePoint MVP
Visits   
Today  :   3     Total  :    5116

We saw some time back itself, how to install the App using PowerShell here. But again, this time also, let us see the same thing, but with a simpler version. Recently I created this script for one of my colleague and I thought of sharing the same to the SharePoint Community as well.

The script is very straight forward and very simple. There is nothing much to explain on this.

 ##================================================================================================
 ## Description             : Install the App 
 ## Author                  : Sathish Nadarajan
 ## Date                    : -Aug-2015
 ##================================================================================================
 
 # ============================================ Setup Input Paths ===========================================================
 
 
 $Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle = "-- Install App --"
 
 $StartDate = Get-Date
 Write-Host -ForegroundColor White "------------------------------------"
 Write-Host -ForegroundColor White "| Install App |"
 Write-Host -ForegroundColor White "| Started on: $StartDate |"
 Write-Host -ForegroundColor White "------------------------------------"
 
 $LogTime = Get-Date -Format yyyy-MM-dd_hh-mm
 $LogFile = ".\InstallApp-$LogTime.rtf"
 
 #start-transcript $logfile
 
 $scriptBase = split-path $SCRIPT:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path -parent
 Set-Location $scriptBase
 
 $ErrorActionPreference = "Stop"
 
 function AddPowerShellSnapin()
 {
     try
     {
         Write-Host "Adding PowerShell Snap-in" -ForegroundColor Green
         # Try to get the PowerShell Snappin.  If not, then adding the PowerShell snappin on the Catch Block
         Get-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell" 
     }
     catch
     {
         if($Error[0].Exception.Message.Contains("No Windows PowerShell snap-ins matching the pattern 'Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell' were found"))
         {
             Add-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell"
         }
     }
     Write-Host "Finished Adding PowerShell Snap-in" -ForegroundColor Green
 
 }
 
 
 
 function InstallApp
 {
     try 
     {     
         Write-Host "Entering into Installation Method" -ForegroundColor Green 
 
         # Get the SiteURL
         $SiteUrl = $SiteConfig.Config.SiteURL;
 
         # Get the WebURL
         $WebUrl = $SiteConfig.Config.WebURL;
         Write-Host "WebUrl : $WebUrl" -ForegroundColor Green 
 
          
 
          # Initialize the Site Object
         $Site = Get-SPSite $SiteUrl
         Write-Host "Site: $Site" -ForegroundColor Green
 
         # Get the SPWeb Object
         $Web = Get-SPWeb $WebUrl
          Write-Host "Web: $Web" -ForegroundColor Green
         
         
          $app = Import-SPAppPackage -Path "MyAPP.app" -Site $Site -Source ObjectModel
      
          $appInstance = Install-SPApp -Web $Web -Identity $app
 
          $AppName = $appInstance.Title;
 
          $retrievedAppInstance = Get-SPAppInstance -Web $Web | where-object {$_.Title -eq $AppName};
 
 
     } 
     catch 
     { 
         Write-Host "Custom Exception Happened : " + $Error[0].Exception.Message -ForegroundColor Red  
     } 
 }
 
 try
 {
     $ConfigXmlPath = $scriptBase + "\" + "AppConfig.xml"
 
     Write-Host "Read the Config Values" -ForegroundColor Green 
 
     # Get the Content of the Config Xml
     [Xml]$SiteConfig = Get-Content $ConfigXmlPath  
 
     AddPowerShellSnapin
 
     InstallApp
 
     Write-Host "Script Execution Completed Successfully" -ForegroundColor Green 
 }
 catch
 {
     Write-Host "Custom Exception Happened on Main : " + $Error[0].Exception.Message -ForegroundColor Red  
 }
 

And only thing is, I am getting the Values of the SiteURL and the WebURL from the Config File. Even the AppName also, we can take it from the config to make it more generic.

The Config File looks like

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
 
 <Config>
 
   <SiteURL>https://MySiteCollectionURL</SiteURL>
 
   <WebURL>https://sitecollection/webURL</WebURL>
 
   <ErrorMessage>Some Exception Occured During the Install App Process</ErrorMessage>
 
    
 
 </Config>
 

Hope this is straight forward..

Happy Coding,

Sathish Nadarajan.

blog comments powered by Disqus

SharePoint Pals

Pals
SharePoint Pals, a community portal for SharePoint developers, Administrators and End Users. Let's join hands and share the point together.
Read this on mobile

Training

Angular Js Training In Chennai
Advanced Angular Js training with real world developer scenarios
Angular Js, Web Api and Ionic for .Net Developers
All in one client side application development for .Net developers
Angular Js For SharePoint Developers
Get ready for the future. Its no more just C#

Get Connected

SharePoint Resources

SharePoint 2013 and 2010 Web Parts
Free Web Parts with Source Code for SharePoint Community




SharePoint 2013 Books and Tutorials
Collection of free SharePoint 2013 books and tutorials (eBooks, pdfs)

Supported By

Contribute your article and be eligible for a one month Free Subscription for Plural Sight. The Author of the most popular New Article (published in the previous month) will be awarded with a Free One month Plural Sight Subscription. Article can be sent to articles@sharepointpals.com in a word document.

Related Resources

Recent Tweets

Twitter January 15, 00:25
How To Enable Target Value And Actual Value In #D3 Gauge Chart https://t.co/VxSi4QnNrC

Twitter January 15, 00:24
How To Open #SharePoint List Hyperlink Column In Modal #Popup Window https://t.co/EQ7HkoZDkX

Twitter January 15, 00:24
Quick Introduction To #Asp.NetCore And It’s Features https://t.co/zAXObHCFpH

Twitter January 15, 00:22
How To Configure #PerformancePoint Services To Use Secure Store In #SharePoint 2013 https://t.co/LEwnUoI7EY

Twitter January 15, 00:21
How To Block Or Disable #Office365 Services https://t.co/Yvp2VPFIRP

Follow us @SharePointPals
Note: For Customization and Configuration, CheckOutRecent Tweets Documentation