Enable Minimal Download Strategy using PowerShell Script in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 introduces a new feature called Minimal Download Strategy which is used to improve the performance and reduces the amount of data that the browser has to download when users navigate from one page to another in a SharePoint site. This can be activated in a site by either of the following ways

  •     Activate the web scoped feature – Minimal Download Strategy feature
  •     Using Server Side Object Model
  •     Client Side Object Model
  •     PowerShell

In this blog you will see how to enable Minimal Download Strategy for a site using PowerShell Script. Open SharePoint 2013 Management Shell as an administrator and run the following script.

$web=Get-SPWeb "http://c4968397007"

$web.EnableMinimalDownload=$true;

$web.Update();

Minimal Download Strategy feature is enabled successfully in the site. To verify you could check whether the URL is formatted as shown below

http://c4968397007/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/_layouts/15/ManageFeatures.aspx

For more details: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn456544(v=office.15).aspx

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