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about_ConfigurationManager_Cmdlets

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

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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