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Windows PowerShell Management Cmdlets

Published: February 29, 2012

This section contains the help topics for the cmdlets that are installed with Windows PowerShell Microsoft.PowerShell.Management module. The Management module contains cmdlets that help you manage Windows in Windows PowerShell.

Management Cmdlets

 

Name Description

Add-Computer

Adds computers to a domain or workgroup.

Add-Content

Adds content to the specified items, such as adding words to a file.

Checkpoint-Computer

Creates a system restore point on the local computer.

Clear-Content

Deletes the contents of a item, such as deleting the text from a file, but does not delete the item.

Clear-EventLog

Deletes all entries from specified event logs on the local or remote computers.

Clear-Item

Deletes the value of an item, but does not delete the item.

Clear-ItemProperty

Deletes the value of a property but it does not delete the property.

Complete-Transaction

Commits the active transaction.

Convert-Path

Converts a path from a Windows PowerShell path to a Windows PowerShell provider path.

Copy-Item

Copies an item from one location to another within a namespace.

Copy-ItemProperty

Copies a property and value from a specified location to another location.

Debug-Process

Debugs one or more processes running on the local computer.

Disable-ComputerRestore

Disables the System Restore feature on the specified file system drive.

Enable-ComputerRestore

Enables the System Restore feature on the specified file system drive.

Get-ChildItem

Gets the items and child items in one or more specified locations. (Like "dir".)

Get-ComputerRestorePoint

Gets the restore points on the local computer.

Get-Content

Gets the content of the item at the specified location.

Get-ControlPanelItem

Gets control panel items.

Get-EventLog

Gets the events in a specified event log or a list of the event logs on a computer.

Get-HotFix

Gets the hotfixes that have been applied to the local and remote computers.

Get-Item

Gets the item at the specified location.

Get-ItemProperty

Gets the properties of a specified item.

Get-Location

Gets information about the current working location.

Get-Process

Gets the processes that are running on the local computer or a remote computer.

Get-PSDrive

Gets the Windows PowerShell drives in the current console.

Get-PSProvider

Gets information about the specified Windows PowerShell provider.

Get-Service

Gets the services on a local or remote computer.

Get-Transaction

Gets the current (active) transaction.

Get-WmiObject

Gets instances of WMI classes or information about available classes.

Invoke-Item

Performs the default action on the specified item.

Invoke-WmiMethod

Calls WMI methods.

Join-Path

Combines a path and child-path into a single path.

Limit-EventLog

Sets the event log properties that limit the size of the event log and the age of its entries.

Move-Item

Moves an item from one location to another.

Move-ItemProperty

Moves a property from one location to another.

New-EventLog

Creates a new event log and a new event source on a local or remote computer.

New-Item

Creates a new item.

New-ItemProperty

Creates a new property for an item and sets its value. For example, you can use New-ItemProperty to create and change registry values and data, which are properties of a registry key.

New-PSDrive

Creates a Windows PowerShell drive in the current console.

New-Service

Creates a new Windows service.

New-WebServiceProxy

Creates a Web service proxy object that lets you use and manage the Web service in Windows PowerShell.

Pop-Location

Changes to the location most recently pushed onto the stack by Push-Location.

Push-Location

Adds the current location to the top of a list of locations ("stack").

Register-WmiEvent

Subscribes to an event generated by a WMI object.

Remove-Computer

Removes computers from workgroups or domains.

Remove-EventLog

Deletes an event log or unregisters an event source.

Remove-Item

Deletes the specified items.

Remove-ItemProperty

Deletes the property and its value from an item.

Remove-PSDrive

Removes a Windows PowerShell drive from its location.

Remove-WmiObject

Deletes WMI classes and instances.

Rename-Computer

Renames a computer.

Rename-Item

Renames an item in a Windows PowerShell provider namespace.

Rename-ItemProperty

Renames a property of an item.

Reset-ComputerMachinePassword

Resets the machine account password for the computer.

Resolve-Path

Resolves the wildcard characters in a path and displays the path contents.

Restart-Computer

Restarts ("reboots") the operating system on local and remote computers.

Restart-Service

Stops and then starts one or more services.

Restore-Computer

Starts a system restore on the local computer.

Resume-Service

Resumes one or more suspended (paused) services.

Set-Content

Writes or replaces the content in an item with new content.

Set-Item

Changes the value of an item to the value specified in the command.

Set-ItemProperty

Creates or changes the value of a property of an item.

Set-Location

Sets the current working location to a specified location.

Set-Service

Starts, stops, and suspends a service, and changes its properties.

Set-WmiInstance

Creates or modifies instances of WMI classes.

Show-ControlPanelItem

Opens control panel items.

Show-EventLog

Displays the event logs of the local or a remote computer in Event Viewer.

Split-Path

Returns the specified part of a path.

Start-Process

Starts one or more processes on the local computer.

Start-Service

Starts one or more stopped services.

Start-Transaction

Starts a transaction.

Stop-Computer

Shuts down local and remote computers.

Stop-Process

Stops one or more running processes.

Stop-Service

Stops one or more running services.

Suspend-Service

Suspends (pauses) one or more running services.

Test-ComputerSecureChannel

Tests and repairs the secure channel between the local computer and its domain.

Test-Connection

Sends ICMP echo request packets ("pings") to one or more computers.

Test-Path

Determines whether all elements of a path exist.

Undo-Transaction

Rolls back the active transaction.

Use-Transaction

Adds the script block to the active transaction.

Wait-Process

Waits for the processes to be stopped before accepting more input.

Write-EventLog

Writes an event to an event log.



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