Get-WindowsFeature

Get-WindowsFeature

Gets information about Windows Server roles, role services, and features that are available for installation and installed on a specified server.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Get-WindowsFeature [[-Name] <String[]> ] [-ComputerName <String> ] [-Credential <PSCredential> ] [-LogPath <String> ] [-Vhd <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Get-WindowsFeature cmdlet gets information about that are both available for installation and already installed on a computer that is running Windows Server 2012 R2 or an offline virtual hard disk (VHD) that is running Windows Server 2012 R2.

Parameters

-ComputerName<String>

Specifies a list of available from the specified remote computer that is running Windows Server 2012 R2. The parameter accepts only one computer name. If this parameter is not added, or no computer name is specified, the default target is the local computer. Valid values for the parameter include a NetBIOS name, an IP address, or a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of a remote computer.

To use a remote computer’s IP address as the value of this parameter, your command must include the Credential parameter. The computer must either be configured for HTTPS transport, or the IP address of the remote computer must be included in the WinRM TrustedHosts list on the local computer. For information about adding a computer name to the WinRM TrustedHosts list, see How to Add a Computer to the Trusted Host List in about_Remote_Troubleshooting (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=135188).


Aliases

Cn

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Credential<PSCredential>

Specifies a user account that has access rights to perform this action. If the parameter is not added, or no value is specified, the default value of this parameter is the current user. Enter a user name in one of the following formats. Quotation marks are optional.

-- "UserName"

-- "Domain\User"

-- "User@Domain.com"

-- A Credential object returned by the Get-Credential cmdlet.

If a user name is entered, then a prompt for a password is displayed.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LogPath<String>

Specifies a name and path to a log file. Use this parameter if the results of this cmdlet must be stored in a log.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String[]>

Specifies an array of command IDs of roles, role services, or features from which this cmdlet returns information.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Vhd<String>

Specifies the path to an offline virtual hard drive (VHD). The path can either point to a VHD file, or to a location on which the VHD is already mounted by using Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tools.

The VHD can be on a local disk on the target computer, or on a network shared folder. If the VHD is in a network shared folder, then the value of this parameter is a UNC path to the VHD. In this case, the computer account of the computer that you are using to mount the VHD must have read and write permissions (Read/Write permissions in the File Sharing dialog box, or Full Control on the Security tab of the folder Properties dialog box) on the shared folder, or the VHD will not be accessible. Local loopback UNC paths are not supported. Use either of the following formats for the computer account: DOMAIN\SERVERNAME$ or SERVERNAME$.

Add the ComputerName parameter to specify the target computer you want to use to mount the VHD. If the ComputerName parameter is not specified, then the local computer is used. The computer that you are using to mount the VHD must be running Windows Server 2012 R2. Any local path, such as D:\myFolder, that is specified by using this parameter is always relative to the target computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • System.String[]

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.Commands.Feature[]

Examples

Example 1: Get a list of features that are available and installed on the specified computer

This command gets a list of features that are available and installed on the target computer named Server1. The credentials for user user1 in the Contoso.com domain, a user who has Administrator rights on Server1, are provided.


PS C:\> Get-WindowsFeature -ComputerName "Server1" -Credential "contoso.com\user1"

Example 2: Get a list of features that is available and installed on the specified offline VHD

This command gets a list of features that is available and installed on the specified offline VHD located at D:\ps-test\vhd1.vhd.


PS C:\> Get-WindowsFeature -Vhd "D:\ps-test\vhd1.vhd"

Example 3: Get a list of available and installed features by command ID

This command gets a list of available and installed features that have a command ID starting with AD or Web.


PS C:\> Get-WindowsFeature -Name "AD*, Web*"

Example 4: Get a list of features that is installed on a specific server

This command gets a list of features that is installed on the server named Server01.


PS C:\> Get-WindowsFeature –ComputerName "Server01" | Where Installed

Example 5: Get a list of features on a server that have installation files that are removed

This command gets a list of features on the server named Server01 that have installation files removed from the local side-by-side store, and require an external file source for installation.


PS C:\> Get-WindowsFeature –ComputerName "Server01" | Where InstallState -Eq Removed

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