Updated: January 1, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
TOPIC about_ConfigurationManager_Cmdlets SHORT DESCRIPTION Provides information about the Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager cmdlets, provider, and updateable help. LONG DESCRIPTION The Windows PowerShell module for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager lets you manage a Configuration Manager hierarchy by using Windows PowerShell cmdlets and scripts. Prerequisites To use Windows PowerShell in Configuration Manager, you must install the following: - Windows PowerShell 3.0 - Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 console Using Windows PowerShell for Configuration Manager You can run Configuration Manager cmdlets and scripts by using the Configuration Manager console or by using a Windows PowerShell session. When you run Configuration Manager cmdlets by using the Configuration Manager console, your session runs in the context of the site. To start a Windows PowerShell session from the Configuration Manager console - In the Configuration Manager console, click the drop down menu. - Select Connect via Windows PowerShell. To use the Configuration Manager module in a Windows PowerShell session - Start Windows PowerShell. - Change the directory to <ConfigMgrConsoleInstallationPath>\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\bin and then import the Configuration Manager module by typing the following command: Import-module -Name ConfigurationManager.psd1 Windows PowerShell Drive Provider The Configuration Manager module for Windows PowerShell includes a Windows PowerShell drive provider for individual sites. By using the CD command in the Windows PowerShell console, you can change the context of your session to a different site. Updateable Help The Configuration Manager module for Windows PowerShell supports Updateable Help. When your computer is connected to the Internet, you can use the Update-Help cmdlet to start an automatic download of the Configuration Manager Windows PowerShell help file. After you have downloaded the help file, you can get information about a cmdlet, which includes syntax and parameter sets, by typing Get-Help <cmdlet> -Detailed. SEE ALSO Cmdlets in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
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