How to update Person/Group Field in SharePoint 2013/2016 using Powershell?

Hello Sharepointers,

In this blog, I will give you the list of steps to update person/group field in a SharePoint document library using Powershell in SharePoint 2013/2016.

$web = get-spweb https://mysite/mytest
$groups = $web.Groups
$customGroupName = $groups[“YourGroupname”]

foreach($list in $web.Lists)
if($list.BaseType -eq “DocumentLibrary”)
$listitems = $list.Items
foreach ($item in $listitems)
if($item.File.CheckOutType -eq “None”){
$item[“Document Approver”]= $customGroupName


Happy SharePointing 🙂

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