If you have a custom Master Page, you won’t see visual upgrade in the drop down.
There are two ways of getting there otherwise…
- Site Actions | Site Settings, then click Title, description, and icon under Look and Feel.
- Another option is to simply append /_layouts/prjsetng.aspx to the end of your site collection or site URL. You can also go into site settings
What if I a user performed the visual upgrade skipped the preview and chose Update the user interface and it broke a bunch of things, and now I don’t see the link, because it’s gone!
For these scripts you can save them as whatever.ps1 and you can execute them by adding adding the . to execute. Such as " .whatever.ps1" For some reason it brings me back to my Unix days.
Powershell Script to Undo the Visual Upgrade:
Powershell Script to Display sites upgraded:
Now you want to know which sites have been visually upgraded. Thanks to Michael Doyle for sharing this script (replace <site> with your web app URL):
$web = Get-SPWeb "http://<site>"
foreach($subweb in $web.GetSubwebsForCurrentUser())
write-host "Site:" $subweb.Title " Version:" $subweb.UIVersion
foreach($subweb2 in $subweb.GetSubwebsForCurrentUser())
write-host " Site:" $subweb2.Title " Version:" $subweb2.UIVersion
foreach($subweb3 in $subweb2.GetSubwebsForCurrentUser())
write-host " Site:" $subweb3.Title " Version:" $subweb3.UIVersion
foreach($subweb4 in $subweb3.GetSubwebsForCurrentUser())
write-host " Site:" $subweb4.Title " Version:" $subweb4.UIVersion