Manage SharePoint 2010 list throttling individually

Author // Rogério Cruzeiro Categories // How To, Brain Dump

Enable Throttling via Powershell

Throttling can be enabled and disabled on a list-by-list basis to overcome some temporary threshold issues.

Check if throttling is currently enabled:

$web = Get-SPWeb http://URL_OF_YOUR_SITE
$list = $web.Lists["NAME_OF_YOUR_LIST"]


This will return true or false according to the Throttling settings. If it returns True, the the List has been throttled (has more items than the List View Throttle limit).  If it returns false, it has either less than the List View Throttle limit or throttling has been disabled via the EnableThrottling property.

To enable throttling on a list, simply run the following 

$web = Get-SPWeb http://URL_OF_YOUR_SITE 
$list = $web.Lists["NAME_OF_YOUR_LIST"]
$list.EnableThrottling = $true

About the Author

Rogério Cruzeiro

Being a qualified .NET and SharePoint Consultant, I have over 5 years of experience in Software Development, with special focus on collaboration and content management platforms, solution integration and business intelligence.

I'm particularly pleased to work with Microsoft technologies, especially with the SharePoint platform, ASP.NET, C# and PowerShell, and I'm always searching for new programming methods and for new ways of doing things more efficiently.

My strengths include:

  • SharePoint Development
  • .Net & Web Development
  • PowerShell Scripting
  • SharePoint Migrations
  • SharePoint 2010 Administration
  • SharePoint 2010 Configuration