For documentation around usage and parameters, simply run the following in a PowerShell console:

Get-Help AutoSPSourceBuilder.ps1 -Full

Known issues:

  • AutoSPSourceBuilder.ps1 must be run from within an Administrative (elevated) PowerShell prompt; in other words, launch PowerShell by right-clicking and selecting "Run as Administrator"
  • If you specify paths with spaces as parameter values, you must enclose them in quotation marks ("")
  • Cumulative Updates starting with August 2012 (SharePoint 2010) and April 2013 (SharePoint 2013) no longer slipstream properly (using the classic method) due to a change in the way MS is doing their packaging. However, AutoSPSourceBuilder now works around this to effectively re-enable slipstreaming of recent CUs.
  • The August 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 really messes things up due to the fact that it's not an all-encompassing "Uber" patch; it only contains a subset of fixes. Therefore, you should probably skip it altogether and go straight to the September 2014 CU or later.

Last edited Sep 10, 2014 at 3:35 PM by brianlala, version 5


PlexToast Jul 1, 2014 at 9:13 AM 
Don't run the script from PowerShell ISE. Due to a bug in ISE following line will cause an exception: $null = $host.UI.RawUI.ReadKey("NoEcho,IncludeKeyDown")

bobchauvin Jan 20, 2014 at 12:44 AM 
Note to anyone not up on his language codes,

PeterB Feb 12, 2013 at 1:35 AM 
I already have AutoSPInstaller configured - I just want to get the Prerequisites... I don't want the script to start robo-copying files... any way to achieve this?