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Windows PowerShell Cmdlet Help Topics

Updated: November 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 2.0

This section contains the help topics for the cmdlets that are installed with Windows PowerShell.

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Cmdlets (In Verb Order)

 

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.

Add-History

Appends entries to the session history.

Add-Member

Adds a user-defined custom member to an instance of a Windows PowerShell object.

Add-PSSnapin

Adds one or more Windows PowerShell snap-ins to the current session.

Add-Type

Adds a .NET type (a class) to a Windows PowerShell session.

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-History

Deletes entries from the command history.

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.

Clear-Variable

Deletes the value of a variable.

Compare-Object

Compares two sets of objects.

Complete-Transaction

Commits the active transaction.

Connect-WSMan

Connects to the WinRM service on a remote computer.

ConvertFrom-CSV

Converts object properties in CSV format into CSV versions of the original objects.

ConvertFrom-SecureString

Converts a secure string into an encrypted standard string.

ConvertFrom-StringData

Converts a string containing one or more "name=value" pairs to a hash table.

Convert-Path

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

ConvertTo-CSV

Converts .NET objects into a series of comma-separated, variable-length (CSV) strings.

ConvertTo-Html

Converts .NET objects into HTML that can be displayed in a Web browser.

ConvertTo-SecureString

Converts encrypted standard strings to secure strings. It can also convert plain text to secure strings. It is used with ConvertFrom-SecureString and Read-Host.

ConvertTo-XML

Creates an XML-based representation of an object.

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.

Disable-PSBreakpoint

Disables the breakpoints in the current console.

Disable-PSRemoting

Prevents the computer from receiving remote Windows PowerShell commands.

Disable-PSSessionConfiguration

Denies access to the session configurations on the local computer.

Disable-WSManCredSSP

Disables Credential Security Service Provider (CredSSP) authentication on a client computer.

Disconnect-WSMan

Disconnects the client from the WinRM service on a remote computer.

Enable-ComputerRestore

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

Enable-PSBreakpoint

Enables the breakpoints in the current console.

Enable-PSRemoting

Configures the computer to receive remote commands.

Enable-PSSessionConfiguration

Configures the computer to receive remote commands.

Enable-WSManCredSSP

Enables Credential Security Service Provider (CredSSP) authentication on a client computer.

Enter-PSSession

Starts an interactive session with a remote computer.

Exit-PSSession

Ends an interactive session with a remote computer.

Export-Alias

Exports information about currently-defined aliases to a file.

Export-Clixml

Creates an XML-based representation of an object or objects and stores it in a file.

Export-Console

Exports the names of snap-ins in the current session to a console file.

Export-Counter

The Export-Counter cmdlet exports performance counter data to log files.

Export-CSV

Converts .NET objects into a series of comma-separated, variable-length (CSV) strings and saves the strings in a CSV file.

Export-FormatData

Saves formatting data from the current session in a formatting file.

Export-ModuleMember

Specifies the module members that are exported.

Export-PSSession

Saves commands from another session in a module file.

ForEach-Object

Performs an operation against each of a set of input objects.

Format-Custom

Uses a customized view to format the output.

Format-List

Formats the output as a list of properties in which each property appears on a new line.

Format-Table

Formats the output as a table.

Format-Wide

Formats objects as a wide table that displays only one property of each object.

Get-Acl

Gets the security descriptor for a resource, such as a file or registry key.

Get-Alias

Gets the aliases for the current session.

Get-AuthenticodeSignature

Gets information about the Authenticode signature in a file.

Get-ChildItem

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

Get-Command

Gets basic information about cmdlets and about other elements of Windows PowerShell commands.

Get-ComputerRestorePoint

Gets the restore points on the local computer.

Get-Content

Gets the content of the item at the specified location.

Get-Counter

Gets performance counter data from local and remote computers.

Get-Credential

Gets a credential object based on a user name and password.

Get-Culture

Gets the culture currently set in the operating system.

Get-Date

Gets the current date and time.

Get-Event

Gets the events in the event queue.

Get-EventLog

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

Get-EventSubscriber

Gets the event subscribers in the current session.

Get-ExecutionPolicy

Gets the execution policies in the current session.

Get-FormatData

Gets the formatting data in the current session.

Get-Help

Displays information about Windows PowerShell cmdlets and concepts.

Get-History

Gets a list of the commands entered during the current session.

Get-Host

Gets a reference to the current console host object. Displays Windows Powershell version and regional information by default.

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-Member

Gets the properties and methods of objects.

Get-Module

Gets the modules that have been imported, or can be imported, into the current session.

Get-PfxCertificate

Gets information about .pfx certificate files on the computer.

Get-Process

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

Get-PSBreakpoint

Gets the breakpoints set in the current console.

Get-PSCallStack

Displays the current call stack.

Get-PSDrive

Gets the Windows PowerShell drives in the current console.

Get-Job

Gets Windows PowerShell background jobs (PsJobs) that are running in the current console.

Get-PSProvider

Gets information about the specified Windows PowerShell provider.

Get-PSSession

Gets the Windows PowerShell sessions (PSSessions) in the current session.

Get-PSSessionConfiguration

Gets the session configurations registered on the computer.

Get-PSSnapin

Gets the Windows PowerShell snap-ins on the computer.

Get-Transaction

Gets the current (active) transaction.

Get-Random

Gets a random number or selects objects randomly from a collection.

Get-Service

Gets the services on a local or remote computer.

Get-TraceSource

Gets the Windows PowerShell components that are instrumented for tracing.

Get-UICulture

Gets the current user interface culture set in the operating system.

Get-Unique

Returns the unique items from a sorted list.

Get-Variable

Gets the variables in the current console.

Get-Verb

Gets approved Windows PowerShell verbs.

Get-WinEvent

Gets events from event logs and event tracing log files on local and remote computers.

Get-WmiObject

Gets instances of WMI classes or information about available classes.

Get-WSManCredSSP

Gets the Credential Security Service Provider-related configuration for the client.

Get-WSManInstance

Displays management information for a resource instance specified by a Resource URI.

Group-Object

Groups objects that contain the same value for specified properties.

Import-Alias

Imports an alias list from a file.

Import-Clixml

Imports a CLIXML file and creates corresponding objects within Windows PowerShell.

Import-Counter

Imports performance counter log files (.blg, .csv, .tsv) and creates the objects that represent each counter sample in the log.

Import-CSV

Converts object properties in a CSV file into CSV versions of the original objects.

Import-LocalizedData

Imports language-specific data into scripts and functions based on the current culture setting of the operating system.

Import-Module

Adds modules to the current session.

Import-PSSession

Imports cmdlets, aliases, functions, and other command types from another session on a local or remote computer into the current session.

Invoke-Command

Runs commands on local and remote computers.

Invoke-Expression

Runs commands or expressions on the local computer.

Invoke-History

Runs commands from the session history.

Invoke-Item

Performs the default action on the specified item.

Invoke-WmiMethod

Calls WMI methods.

Invoke-WSManAction

Invokes an action on the object that is specified by the Resource URI and by the selectors.

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.

Measure-Command

Measures the time it takes to run script blocks and cmdlets.

Measure-Object

Calculates the numeric properties of objects, and the characters, words, and lines in string objects, such as the text in files.

Move-Item

Moves an item from one location to another.

Move-ItemProperty

Moves a property from one location to another.

New-Alias

Creates a new alias.

New-Event

Creates a new event.

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-Module

Creates a new dynamic module that exists only in memory.

New-ModuleManifest

Creates a new module manifest.

New-Object

Creates an instance of a .Net or COM object.

New-PSDrive

Creates a Windows PowerShell drive in the current console.

New-PSSession

Creates a persistent connection to a local or remote computer.

New-PSSessionOption

Creates an object that contains advanced options for a session.

New-Service

Creates a new Windows service.

New-TimeSpan

Creates an object that represents a time interval.

New-Variable

Creates a new variable.

New-WebServiceProxy

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

New-WSManInstance

Creates a new instance of a management resource.

New-WSManSessionOption

Creates a WSMan Session option hashtable to use as input parameters to the following WSMan cmdlets: Connect-WSMan, Get-WSManInstance, Invoke-WSManAction, Set-WSManInstance.

Out-Default

Sends the output to the default formatter and the default output cmdlet. It is a placeholder that lets you write your own Out-Default function or cmdlet.

Out-File

Sends output to a file.

Out-GridView

Sends output to an interactive table in a separate window.

Out-Host

Sends output to the console.

Out-Null

Deletes output instead of sending it to the console.

Out-Printer

Sends output to a printer.

Out-String

Sends objects to the host as a series of strings.

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").

Read-Host

Reads a line of input from the console.

Receive-Job

Gets the output and errors of the background jobs (PsJobs) run in the current console.

Register-EngineEvent

Subscribes to events that are generated by the Windows PowerShell engine and by the New-Event cmdlet.

Register-ObjectEvent

Subscribes to the events that are generated by a .NET object.

Register-PSSessionConfiguration

Creates and registers a new session configuration.

Register-WmiEvent

Subscribes to an event generated by a WMI object.

Remove-Computer

Removes computers from workgroups or domains.

Remove-Event

Deletes events from the event queue.

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-Job

Deletes a Windows PowerShell background job.

Remove-Module

Removes modules from the current session.

Remove-PSBreakpoint

Deletes breakpoints from the current console.

Remove-PSDrive

Removes a Windows PowerShell drive from its location.

Remove-PSSession

Closes one or more Windows PowerShell sessions (PSSessions).

Remove-PSSnapin

Removes Windows PowerShell snap-ins from the current session.

Remove-Variable

Deletes a variable and its value.

Remove-WmiObject

Deletes WMI classes and instances.

Remove-WSManInstance

Deletes a management resource instance.

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.

Select-Object

Selects specified properties of an object or set of objects. It can also select unique objects from an array of objects or it can select a specified number of objects from the beginning or end of an array of objects.

Select-String

Finds text in strings and files.

Select-Xml

Finds text in an XML document.

Send-MailMessage

Sends an e-mail message.

Set-Acl

Changes the security descriptor of a specified resource, such as a file or a registry key.

Set-Alias

Creates or changes an alias (alternate name) for a cmdlet or command element.

Set-AuthenticodeSignature

Adds an Authenticode signature to a Windows PowerShell script or other file.

Set-Content

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

Set-Date

Changes the system time on the computer to a time that you specify.

Set-ExecutionPolicy

Changes the user preference for the execution policy of the shell.

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-PSBreakpoint

Sets a breakpoint on a line, command, or variable.

Set-PSDebug

Turns script debugging features on and off, sets the trace level and toggles strict mode.

Set-PSSessionConfiguration

Changes the properties of a registered session configuration.

Set-Service

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

Set-StrictMode

Establishes and enforces coding rules in expressions, scripts, and script blocks.

Set-TraceSource

Configures, starts, and stops a trace of Windows PowerShell components.

Set-Variable

Sets the value of a variable. Creates the variable if one with the requested name does not exist.

Set-WmiInstance

Creates or modifies instances of WMI classes.

Set-WSManInstance

Modifies management information related to a resource.

Set-WSManQuickConfig

Configures the local machine for remote management.

Show-Eventlog

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

Sort-Object

Sorts objects by property values.

Split-Path

Returns the specified part of a path.

Start-Process

Starts one or more processes on the local computer.

Start-Job

Starts a Windows PowerShell background job (PsJob).

Start-Transaction

Starts a transaction.

Start-Service

Starts one or more stopped services.

Start-Sleep

Suspend shell, script, or runspace activity for the specified period of time.

Start-Transcript

Creates a record of all or part of a Windows PowerShell session in a text file.

Stop-Computer

Shuts down local and remote computers.

Stop-Process

Stops one or more running processes.

Stop-Job

Stops a Windows PowerShell background job (PsJob).

Stop-Service

Stops one or more running services.

Stop-Transcript

Stops a transcript.

Suspend-Service

Suspends (pauses) one or more running services.

Tee-Object

Saves command output in a file or variable and displays it in the console.

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-ModuleManifest

Verifies that a module manifest accurately describes the contents of a module.

Test-Path

Determines whether all elements of a path exist.

Test-WSMan

Tests whether the WinRM service is running on a local or remote computer.

Trace-Command

Configures and starts a trace of the specified expression or command.

Undo-Transaction

Rolls back the active transaction.

Unregister-Event

Cancels an event subscription.

Unregister-PSSessionConfiguration

Deletes a registered session configurations from the computer.

Update-FormatData

Updates and appends format data files.

Update-List

Adds and removes items from a property value that contains a collection of objects.

Update-TypeData

Updates the current extended type configuration by reloading the *.types.ps1xml files.

Use-Transaction

Adds the script block to the active transaction.

Wait-Event

Waits until a particular event is raised before continuing to run.

Wait-Process

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

Wait-Job

Suppresses the command prompt until one or all of the Windows PowerShell background jobs (PsJobs) are complete.

Where-Object

Creates a filter that controls which objects will be passed along a command pipeline.

Write-Debug

Writes a debugging message to the console.

Write-Error

Writes an object to the error pipeline.

Write-EventLog

Writes an event to an event log.

Write-Host

Writes customized output to a host.

Write-Output

Sends the objects to the next command in the pipeline. If the command is the last in the pipeline, the objects are displayed on the console.

Write-Progress

Displays a progress bar within a Windows PowerShell command window.

Write-Verbose

Writes text to the verbose message stream in Windows PowerShell.

Write-Warning

Writes a warning message.

Cmdlets (In Noun Order)

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Name Description

Get-Acl

Gets the security descriptor for a resource, such as a file or registry key.

Set-Acl

Changes the security descriptor of a specified resource, such as a file or a registry key.

Export-Alias

Exports information about currently-defined aliases to a file.

Get-Alias

Gets the aliases for the current session.

Import-Alias

Imports an alias list from a file.

New-Alias

Creates a new alias.

Set-Alias

Creates or changes an alias (alternate name) for a cmdlet or command element.

Get-AuthenticodeSignature

Gets information about the Authenticode signature in a file.

Set-AuthenticodeSignature

Adds an Authenticode signature to a Windows PowerShell script or other file.

Get-ChildItem

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

Export-Clixml

Creates an XML-based representation of an object or objects and stores it in a file.

Import-Clixml

Imports a CLIXML file and creates corresponding objects within Windows PowerShell.

Get-Command

Gets basic information about cmdlets and about other elements of Windows PowerShell commands.

Invoke-Command

Runs commands on local and remote computers.

Measure-Command

Measures the time it takes to run script blocks and cmdlets.

Trace-Command

Configures and starts a trace of the specified expression or command.

Add-Computer

Adds computers to a domain or workgroup.

Checkpoint-Computer

Creates a system restore point on the local computer.

Remove-Computer

Removes computers from workgroups or domains.

Restart-Computer

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

Restore-Computer

Starts a system restore on the local computer.

Stop-Computer

Shuts down local and remote computers.

Reset-ComputerMachinePassword

Resets the machine account password for the 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-ComputerRestorePoint

Gets the restore points on the local computer.

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.

Export-Console

Exports the configuration of the current console to a file so that you can reuse or share it.

Add-Content

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

Clear-Content

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

Get-Content

Gets the content of the item at the specified location.

Set-Content

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

Export-Counter

The Export-Counter cmdlet exports performance counter data to log files.

Get-Counter

Gets performance counter data from local and remote computers.

Import-Counter

Imports performance counter log files (.blg, .csv, .tsv) and creates the objects that represent each counter sample in the log.

Get-Credential

Gets a credential object based on a user name and password.

ConvertFrom-CSV

Converts object properties in CSV format into CSV versions of the original objects.

ConvertTo-CSV

Converts .NET objects into a series of comma-separated, variable-length (CSV) strings.

Export-CSV

Converts .NET objects into a series of comma-separated, variable-length (CSV) strings and saves the strings in a CSV file.

Import-CSV

Converts object properties in a CSV file into CSV versions of the original objects.

Get-Culture

Gets the culture currently set in the operating system.

Format-Custom

Uses a customized view to format the output.

Get-Date

Gets the current date and time.

Set-Date

Changes the system time on the computer to a time that you specify.

Write-Debug

Writes a debugging message to the console.

Out-Default

Sends the output to the default formatter and the default output cmdlet. It is a placeholder that lets you write your own Out-Default function or cmdlet.

Register-EngineEvent

Subscribes to events that are generated by the Windows PowerShell engine and by the New-Event cmdlet.

Write-Error

Writes an object to the error pipeline.

Get-Event

Gets the events in the event queue.

New-Event

Creates a new event.

Remove-Event

Deletes events from the event queue.

Unregister-Event

Cancels an event subscription.

Wait-Event

Waits until a particular event is raised before continuing to run.

Clear-EventLog

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

Get-EventLog

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

Limit-EventLog

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

New-EventLog

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

Remove-EventLog

Deletes an event log or unregisters an event source.

Show-Eventlog

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

Write-EventLog

Writes an event to an event log.

Get-EventSubscriber

Gets the event subscribers in the current session.

Get-ExecutionPolicy

Gets the current execution policies in the current session.

Set-ExecutionPolicy

Changes the user preference for the execution policy of the shell.

Invoke-Expression

Runs commands on a local or remote computer.

Out-File

Sends output to a file.

Export-FormatData

Saves formatting data from the current session in a formatting file.

Get-FormatData

Gets the formatting data in the current session.

Update-FormatData

Updates and appends format data files.

Out-GridView

Sends output to an interactive table in a separate window.

Get-Help

Displays information about Windows PowerShell cmdlets and concepts.

Add-History

Appends entries to the session history.

Clear-History

Deletes entries from the command history.

Get-History

Gets a list of the commands entered during the current session.

Invoke-History

Runs commands from the session history.

Get-Host

Gets a reference to the current console host object. Displays Windows Powershell version and regional information by default.

Out-Host

Sends output to the console.

Read-Host

Reads a line of input from the console.

Write-Host

Writes customized output to a host.

Get-Hotfix

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

ConvertTo-Html

Converts .NET objects into HTML that can be displayed in a Web browser.

Clear-Item

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

Copy-Item

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

Get-Item

Gets the item at the specified location.

Invoke-Item

Performs the default action on the specified item.

Move-Item

Moves an item from one location to another.

New-Item

Creates a new item.

Remove-Item

Deletes the specified items.

Rename-Item

Renames an item in a Windows PowerShell provider namespace.

Set-Item

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

Clear-ItemProperty

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

Copy-ItemProperty

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

Get-ItemProperty

Gets the properties of a specified item.

Move-ItemProperty

Moves a property from one location to another.

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.

Remove-ItemProperty

Deletes the property and its value from an item.

Rename-ItemProperty

Renames a property of an item.

Set-ItemProperty

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

Format-List

Formats the output as a list of properties in which each property appears on a new line.

Update-List

Adds and removes items from a property value that contains a collection of objects.

Import-LocalizedData

Imports language-specific data into scripts and functions based on the current culture setting of the operating system.

Get-Location

Gets information about the current working location.

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").

Set-Location

Sets the current working location to a specified location.

Send-MailMessage

Sends an e-mail message.

Add-Member

Adds a user-defined custom member to an instance of a Windows PowerShell object.

Get-Member

Gets the properties and methods of objects.

Export-ModuleMember

Specifies the module members that are exported.

Get-Module

Gets the modules that have been imported, or can be imported, into the current session.

Import-Module

Creates a new dynamic module that exists only in memory.

New-Module

Creates a new dynamic module that exists only in memory.

New-ModuleManifest

Creates a new module manifest.

Remove-Module

Removes modules from the current session.

Test-ModuleManifest

Verifies that a module manifest accurately describes the contents of a module.

Out-Null

Deletes output instead of sending it to the console.

Compare-Object

Compares two sets of objects.

ForEach-Object

Performs an operation against each of a set of input objects.

Group-Object

Groups objects that contain the same value for specified properties.

Measure-Object

Calculates the numeric properties of objects, and the characters, words, and lines in string objects, such as the text in files.

New-Object

Creates an instance of a .Net or COM object.

Select-Object

Selects specified properties of an object or set of objects. It can also select unique objects from an array of objects or it can select a specified number of objects from the beginning or end of an array of objects.

Sort-Object

Sorts objects by property values.

Tee-Object

Saves command output in a file or variable and displays it in the console.

Where-Object

Creates a filter that controls which objects will be passed along a command pipeline.

Register-ObjectEvent

Subscribes to the events that are generated by a .NET object.

Write-Output

Sends the objects to the next command in the pipeline. If the command is the last in the pipeline, the objects are displayed on the console.

Convert-Path

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

Join-Path

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

Resolve-Path

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

Split-Path

Returns the specified part of a path.

Test-Path

Determines whether all elements of a path exist.

Get-PfxCertificate

Gets information about .pfx certificate files on the computer.

Out-Printer

Sends output to a printer.

Debug-Process

Debugs one or more processes running on the local computer.

Get-Process

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

Start-Process

Starts one or more processes on the local computer.

Stop-Process

Stops one or more running processes.

Wait-Process

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

Write-Progress

Displays a progress bar within a Windows PowerShell command window.

Disable-PSBreakpoint

Disables the breakpoints in the current console.

Enable-PSBreakpoint

Enables the breakpoints in the current console.

Get-PSBreakpoint

Gets the breakpoints set in the current console.

Remove-PSBreakpoint

Deletes breakpoints from the current console.

Set-PSBreakpoint

Sets a breakpoint on a line, command, or variable.

Get-PSCallStack

Displays the current call stack.

Set-PSDebug

Turns script debugging features on and off, sets the trace level and toggles strict mode.

Get-PSDrive

Gets the Windows PowerShell drives in the current console.

New-PSDrive

Creates a Windows PowerShell drive in the current console.

Remove-PSDrive

Removes a Windows PowerShell drive from its location.

Get-Job

Gets Windows PowerShell background jobs (PsJobs) that are running in the current console.

Receive-Job

Gets the output and errors of the background jobs (PsJobs) run in the current console.

Remove-Job

Deletes a Windows PowerShell background job (PsJob) .

Start-Job

Starts a Windows PowerShell background job (PsJob).

Stop-Job

Stops a Windows PowerShell background job (PsJob).

Wait-Job

Suppresses the command prompt until one or all of the Windows PowerShell background jobs (PsJobs) are complete.

Get-PSProvider

Gets information about the specified Windows PowerShell provider.

Disable-PSRemoting

Prevents the computer from receiving remote Windows PowerShell commands.

Enable-PSRemoting

Configures the computer to receive remote commands.

Enter-PSSession

Starts an interactive session with a remote computer.

Exit-PSSession

Ends an interactive session with a remote computer.

Export-PSSession

Saves commands from another session in a module file.

Get-PSSession

Gets the Windows PowerShell sessions (PSSessions) in the current session.

Import-PSSession

Imports cmdlets, aliases, functions, and other command types from another session on a local or remote computer into the current session.

New-PSSession

Creates a persistent connection to a local or remote computer.

Remove-PSSession

Closes one or more Windows PowerShell sessions (PSSessions).

Disable-PSSessionConfiguration

Denies access to the session configurations on the local computer.

Enable-PSSessionConfiguration

Configures the computer to receive remote commands.

Get-PSSessionConfiguration

Gets the session configurations registered on the computer.

Register-PSSessionConfiguration

Creates and registers a new session configuration.

Set-PSSessionConfiguration

Changes the properties of a registered session configuration.

Unregister-PSSessionConfiguration

Deletes a registered session configurations from the computer.

New-PSSessionOption

Creates an object that contains advanced options for a session.

Add-PSSnapin

Adds one or more Windows PowerShell snap-ins to the current session.

Get-PSSnapin

Gets the Windows PowerShell snap-ins on the computer.

Remove-PSSnapin

Removes Windows PowerShell snap-ins from the current session.

Complete-Transaction

Commits the active transaction.

Get-Transaction

Gets the current (active) transaction.

Start-Transaction

Starts a transaction.

Undo-Transaction

Rolls back the active transaction.

Use-Transaction

Adds the script block to the active transaction.

Get-Random

Gets a random number or selects objects randomly from a collection.

ConvertFrom-SecureString

Converts a secure string into an encrypted standard string.

ConvertTo-SecureString

Converts encrypted standard strings to secure strings. It can also convert plain text to secure strings. It is used with ConvertFrom-SecureString and Read-Host.

Get-Service

Gets the services on a local or remote computer.

New-Service

Creates a new entry for a Windows Service in the registry and the Service Database.

Restart-Service

Stops and then starts one or more services.

Resume-Service

Resumes one or more suspended (paused) services.

Set-Service

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

Start-Service

Starts one or more stopped services.

Stop-Service

Stops one or more running services.

Suspend-Service

Suspends (pauses) one or more running services.

Start-Sleep

Suspend shell, script, or runspace activity for the specified period of time.

Set-StrictMode

Establishes and enforces coding rules in expressions, scripts, and script blocks.

Out-String

Sends objects to the host as a series of strings.

Select-String

Finds text in strings and files.

ConvertFrom-StringData

Converts a string containing one or more "name=value" pairs to a hash table.

Format-Table

Formats the output as a table.

New-TimeSpan

Creates an object that represents a time interval.

Get-TraceSource

Gets the Windows PowerShell components that are instrumented for tracing.

Set-TraceSource

Configures, starts, and stops a trace of Windows PowerShell components.

Start-Transcript

Creates a record of all or part of a Windows PowerShell session in a text file.

Stop-Transcript

Stops a transcript.

Add-Type

Adds a .NET type (a class) to a Windows PowerShell session.

Update-TypeData

Updates the current extended type configuration by reloading the *.types.ps1xml files.

Get-UICulture

Gets the current user interface culture set in the operating system.

Get-Unique

Returns the unique items from a sorted list.

Clear-Variable

Deletes the value of a variable.

Get-Variable

Gets the variables in the current console.

New-Variable

Creates a new variable.

Remove-Variable

Deletes a variable and its value.

Set-Variable

Sets the value of a variable. Creates the variable if one with the requested name does not exist.

Get-Verb

Gets approved Windows PowerShell verbs.

Write-Verbose

Writes text to the verbose message stream in Windows PowerShell.

Write-Warning

Writes a warning message.

New-WebServiceProxy

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

Format-Wide

Formats objects as a wide table that displays only one property of each object.

Get-WinEvent

Gets events from event logs and event tracing log files on local and remote computers.

Register-WmiEvent

Subscribes to an event generated by a WMI object.

Set-WmiInstance

Creates or modifies instances of WMI classes.

Invoke-WmiMethod

Calls WMI methods.

Get-WmiObject

Gets instances of WMI classes or information about available classes.

Remove-WmiObject

Deletes WMI classes and instances.

Connect-WSMan

Connects to the WinRM service on a remote computer.

Disable-WSManCredSSP

Disables Credential Security Service Provider (CredSSP) authentication on a client computer.

Disconnect-WSMan

Disconnects the client from the WinRM service on a remote computer.

Enable-WSManCredSSP

Enables Credential Security Service Provider (CredSSP) authentication on a client computer.

Get-WSManCredSSP

Gets the Credential Security Service Provider-related configuration for the client.

Get-WSManInstance

Displays management information for a resource instance specified by a Resource URI.

Invoke-WSManAction

Invokes an action on the object that is specified by the Resource URI and by the selectors.

New-WSManInstance

Creates a new instance of a management resource.

New-WSManSessionOption

Creates a WSMan Session option hashtable to use as input parameters to the following WSMan cmdlets: Connect-WSMan, Get-WSManInstance, Invoke-WSManAction, Set-WSManInstance.

Remove-WSManInstance

Deletes a management resource instance.

Set-WSManInstance

Modifies management information related to a resource.

Set-WSManQuickConfig

Configures the local machine for remote management.

Test-WSMan

Tests whether the WinRM service is running on a local or remote computer.

ConvertTo-XML

Creates an XML-based representation of an object.

Select-Xml

Finds text in an XML document.

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