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Windows PowerShell Features from Microsoft

Updated: August 9, 2012

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 2.0

This topic lists the Windows PowerShell features that are offered by Microsoft and provides links to descriptions of the features and to information about how to install them. These features enable you to use Windows PowerShell to administer, maintain, configure, and develop new features for Windows.

Windows PowerShell Features from Microsoft

 

Technology Description Links

Windows PowerShell Core

Describes the cmdlets, functions, and providers that are installed with Windows PowerShell. Includes Getting Started, User Guide, and About topics on features and the Windows PowerShell language.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=108518

Active Directory (AD) Cmdlets

Describes the cmdlets in the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=165546

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 Cmdlets

Describes the Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) cmdlets for Windows PowerShell. You can use AD FS cmdlets to manage all aspects of the AD FS 2.0 Windows service, including establishing trusts between claims providers and relying parties, configuring claims issuance and claims transformation, and issuing Information Cards.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=177389

Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) Cmdlets

Describes the Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) cmdlets. One set of AD RMS cmdlets deploys and configures AD RMS; the second set administers an AD RMS cluster.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=165547

AppLocker Cmdlets

Describes the AppLocker cmdlets, which author, test, maintain, and troubleshoot an AppLocker policy.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=164470

Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) Cmdlets

Describes the cmdlets in the Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) module for Windows PowerShell.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=165548

Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) Cmdlets

Describes the cmdlets in the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) module for Windows PowerShell.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=137645

Exchange Management Shell

Describes the Exchange Management Shell, which is based on Windows PowerShell, and the cmdlets that enable you to manage every aspect your Microsoft Exchange Server organization.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=149930

Failover Cluster Cmdlets

Describes the failover cluster cmdlets in Windows PowerShell.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=164471

Forefront Identity Manager Cmdlets

Describes the Forefront Identity Manager cmdlets in the FIM Automation Module. You can use these cmdlets to manage your FIM 2010 configuration.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=186772

Group Policy Cmdlets

Describes the cmdlets in the Group Policy module. You can use these cmdlets to maintain Group Policy objects (GPOs), associate GPOs with Active Directory Services (AD DS) containers, set inheritance and permissions on AD DS organizational units (OUs) and domains, and configure registry-based policy settings and Group Policy preferences.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=164472

Network Load Balancing Cmdlets

Describes the network load balancing cmdlets, which provide an alternative interface for actions that you might otherwise perform with command-line commands or the Network Load Balancing Manager snap-in.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=137651

Remote Desktop Services Provider

Describes the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) provider for Windows PowerShell, which presents a hierarchical view of the configuration settings for an RD Session Host server in the Windows PowerShell RDS: drive.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=206966

Server Manager Cmdlets

Describes the cmdlets in the Server Manager module for Windows PowerShell.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=166273

SQL Server Master Data Services Cmdlets

Describes the cmdlets used to create and configure Master Data Services databases.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=191714

SQL Server Provider and Database Engine Cmdlets

Describes how to use the SQL Server PowerShell Provider and management object models to manage SQL Server databases. Describes how to use the Database Engine cmdlets to run Transact-SQL scripts and evaluate policies.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=193258

System Center Service Manager

Describes the cmdlets in the System Center Service Manager module for Windows PowerShell.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=201846

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Describes the Windows PowerShell – Virtual Machine Manager command shell and includes sample Windows PowerShell scripts that you can use to manage your virtual system infrastructure.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=128920

Web Server (IIS) Administration Cmdlets

Describes the Internet Information Services (IIS) cmdlets that enable you to manage IIS configuration and runtime data.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=137650

Web Server (IIS) Administration Provider

Describes the Internet Information Services (IIS) provider, which creates an IIS: drive with directories for application pools, websites, web applications and virtual directories.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=179517

Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration with Windows PowerShell

Describes how to import multiple modules and snap-ins at one time.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=148916

Windows Server Backup Cmdlets

Describes the Windows PowerShell cmdlets for Windows Server Backup. You can use these cmdlets to create and manage backups in Windows Server 2008 R2.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=137655

Windows Server Migration Tools Cmdlets

Describes the cmdlets in the Windows Server Migration Tools module for Windows PowerShell.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=166274



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