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Windows Server Essentials Setup Cmdlets

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: December 18, 2013

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.

Windows Server Essentials Setup Cmdlets

This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all Windows Server Essentials Setup cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet.


Cmdlet Description


Gets the status of the configuration of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials.


Removes data, scheduled tasks, and log files and disables the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials role.


Starts initial configuration of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials.


Validates server name, domain name and domain administrator credentials.


Verifies prerequisites for configuration of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials.

To list all the cmdlets that are available, use the Get-Command –Module WSSSetup 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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