How to Update Content Types in Discussion Board Plus Using Windows PowerShell

In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps needed to update the content types for new columns in the new Discussion Board Plus lists.

To begin, copy the following file to your server: UpdateContentType.ps1

Next, go to Start-> All Programs. Expand the folder Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products to reveal the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell program.

Select SharePoint 2013 Management Shell with the Run as administrator option.

Go to the location on your server where you saved UpdateContentType.ps1

Run the following command line: ./UpdateContentType.ps1 <URL>

Please note that <URL> is the site path for your Discussion Board Plus list.

For example ./UpdateContentType.ps1 http://chauo15sql

After the site column has finished loading, you will be notified with a Done! message.

When you return to your new list, the new columns added from the Site Content Type will now be displayed.

Please note that the PowerShell script detailed above will only update existing lists on your site. If you create new lists after running the Windows PowerShell script, the newly created columns will not be fully updated. As a result, when you create new lists in the future that require the updated Content Type, you will need to re-run the PowerShell script for the updates to appear.

Dec 20 2013, 11:00 AM

SharePoint Online

The cloud parts are functional components that extend your SharePoint Online environment in Microsoft 365.

Supports Classic and Modern sites for SharePoint Online/Microsoft 365

Small Business Pricing and Discounts


Top SharePoint Online Products

Experience greater power and savings by bundling our SharePoint apps and cloud parts.

Calendar Plus


Employee Directory Plus

Org Chart Plus

Simple Search


Tree View


On-Premises Only

These web parts extend SharePoint beyond its out-of-the-box capabilities by tailoring it to your requirements with Bamboo Solution’s growing portfolio of SharePoint Web Parts.

SharePoint 2016, 2019, 2022 – Classic Pages Only


Top On-Premises Only Products

Experience greater power and savings by bundling our SharePoint apps and web parts.

Calendar Plus

Data Viewer

Password Change

Password Expiration

Password Reset


Our team of Microsoft 365 Technology Consultants helps you get the most out of your Microsoft technology, we have the best Microsoft 365 talent to streamline your organization.

Consulting to Streamline Your Department

M365 Plus

Managed Services

Microsoft 365

Consulting to Streamline Your Department

Human Resources

Information Technology

Marketing Campaigns




Our Consultants Have What You Need

Federal Contractors