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Server Manager Tasks Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: September 25, 2015

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.

Server Manager Tasks Cmdlets

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


Cmdlet Description


Gets performance counter samples for a particular time stamp.


Gets the state of the performance data collector set.


Gets the results of the Best Practices Analyzer. NOTE: To retrieve BPA results, we recommend that you use the Get-BpaResult cmdlet instead of this cmdlet.


Gets the name of a server cluster. A server cluster is a group of computers that work together as a single resource.


Gets the details of events generated in an event log by a particular source.


Gets the server features on a managed node.


Gets the basic inventory information of a server.


Gets the status of Win32 services on a managed node.


Removes Server Manager performance log files.


Starts a data collector set.


Stops a data collector set.

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

More Information

For more information about Server Manager, see the following:

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