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Add-SCPXEServer

Updated: September 27, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

Add-SCPXEServer

Adds an existing Windows Deployment Services computer to VMM.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Add-SCPXEServer [-ComputerName] <String> -Credential <VMMCredential> [-JobVariable <String> ] [-PROTipID <Guid> ] [-RunAsynchronously] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Add-SCPXEServer cmdlet installs a System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) agent on an existing Windows Deployment Services computer and creates a PXEServer object for that computer in the VMM database.

For more information about Add-SCPXEServer, type: "Get-Help Add-SCPXEServer -online".

Parameters

-ComputerName<String>

Specifies the name of a computer that VMM can uniquely identify on your network. Valid formats are: FQDN, IPv4 or IPv6 address, or NetBIOS name.

NOTE: See the examples for a specific cmdlet to determine how that cmdlet specifies the computer name.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Credential<VMMCredential>

Specifies a credential object or, for some cmdlets, a Run As account object that contains the user name and password of an account that has permission to perform this action. Or, in the case of Restart-SCJob, has permission to complete a restarted task.

For more information about the PSCredential object, type: "Get-Help Get-Credential".

For more information about Run As accounts, type: "Get-Help New-SCRunAsAccount".


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-JobVariable<String>

Specifies that job progress is tracked and stored in the variable named by this parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PROTipID<Guid>

Specifies the ID of the PRO tip that triggered this action. This allows for auditing of PRO tips.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-RunAsynchronously

Indicates that the job runs asynchronously so that control returns to the command shell immediately.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMMServer<ServerConnection>

Specifies a VMM server object.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • PXEServer

Examples

1: Add a PXE server to VMM.

The first command gets the Run As account object named RunAsAccount01 and stores the object in the $Credential variable. The account must have local Administrator permissions on the PXE server.

The second command adds the PXE server named WDSServer01 using the Run As account stored in $Credential.


PS C:\> $Credential = Get-SCRunAsAccount -Name "RunAsAcct01"PS C:\> Add-SCPXEServer -ComputerName "WDSServer01.Contoso.com" -Credential $Credential

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