Web Application Proxy Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows PowerShell® is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. This reference topic for the information technology (IT) professional provides assistance in utilizing the Windows PowerShell cmdlets to script and automate tasks.

Web Application Proxy Cmdlets

This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all Web Application Proxy cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet.

On Windows Server 2012 R2, you can’t download and install Help for WebApplicationProxy because of a Help file that already exists in the folder to which Update-Help copies files. You can instead view the Help on this webpage, or you can follow these instructions to manually delete the file that is causing the problem.  You must have Administrator rights to perform these steps. This issue will be fixed in a future release of Windows.

  1. Browse to the folder:   C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPower\v1.0\Modules\WebApplicationProxy\en-US

  2. Find the file Microsoft.IdentityServer.ApplicationProxy.Management.PowerShell.dll-help.xml

  3. Right-click the file, then click Properties.

  4. On the Security tab, click Advanced.

  5. Next to Owner, click Change.

  6. Click Locations, select your local computer, and then click OK.

  7. Enter Administrators, and then click OK twice.

  8. Back on the File Properties page, click Edit.

  9. Select Administrators, then click Allow next to Full Control.

  10. Click OK, click Yes to acknowledge the warning, and then click OK to close the Properties dialog.

  11. You can now delete the file, or allow Update-Help WebApplicationProxy to overwrite it.

If you remove the feature, and then reinstall it by using Server Manager or the Dism command-line tool, the original Help file is replaced, and you must repeat these steps.


Cmdlet Description


Publishes a web application through Web Application Proxy.


Gets published web applications.


Retrieves a list of available relying parties configured on a federation server.


Retrieves global Web Application Proxy settings.


Gets the health status of the Web Application Proxy server.


Gets binding information for an SSL certificate for the FS proxy for the Web Application Proxy.


Configures Web Application Proxy on the server.


Removes web applications published in Web Application Proxy.


Modifies settings of a web application published through Web Application Proxy.


Modifies the configuration settings of a Web Application Proxy server.


Modifies the configuration settings of a Web Application Proxy server.


Configures the AD FS SSL endpoint listeners that correspond to the UPN suffixes.

To list all the cmdlets that are available, use the Get-Command –Module WebApplicationProxy cmdlet.

For more information about, or for the syntax of, any of the cmdlets, use the Get-Help <cmdlet name> cmdlet, where <cmdlet name> is the name of the cmdlet that you want to research. For more detailed information, you can run any of the following cmdlets:

Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Detailed
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Examples
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Full

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