Windows PowerShell Core Provider Help Topics

Updated: August 9, 2012

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 2.0, Windows PowerShell 3.0

This section consists of an alphabetical list of the providers that are installed with Windows PowerShell. To find the help topics that describe each provider, click the provider-name link.

For a list of providers in each module, see Windows PowerShell Core Modules.

Windows PowerShell providers are .NET programs that make the data in a specialized data store available in Windows PowerShell so that you can easily view and manage it. The data that a provider exposes appears in a drive, much like a file system drive. For more information, see about_Providers.


Provider Description

Alias Provider

Provides access to the Windows PowerShell aliases and their values.

Certificate Provider

Provides read-only access to X509 certificate stores and certificates.

Environment Provider

Provides access to the Windows environment variables.

FileSystem Provider

Provides access to files and directories.

Function Provider

Provides access to the functions defined in Windows PowerShell.

Registry Provider

Provides access to the system registry keys and values.

Variable Provider

Provides access to Windows PowerShell variables and their values.

WSMan Provider

Provides access to WSMan configuration information.

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