Situation: You want to know how many web applications have been created in your SharePoint Farm.

Old Method: Go to Central Administration and …

Smart Method: Use PowerShell!


Launch your Administrator: SharePoint 2010 Management Shell


Get-SPWebApplication Cmdlet


Press ENTER. Presto!

In current farm, I have only 1 web application SharePoint –80 and the url is http://server

It’s that simple to get started. For additional parameters, you can type get-help get-spwebapplication