Windows Developer License Cmdlets

Applies To: Windows 10, Windows Server Technical Preview

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 Developer License Cmdlets

This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all Windows Developer License cmdlets.

The developer license is deprecated in the Windows 10® operating system. Developer Mode replaces the use of a developer license. You no longer need a Microsoft account. You no longer have to obtain and renew a developer license.

The following table lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order.


Cmdlet Description


Provides information about Developer Mode for the current computer.


Provides information about how to enable a device for development.


Disables Developer Mode on the current computer.

To list all the cmdlets that are available, use the Get-Command –Module WindowsDeveloperLicense 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 Developer Mode, see Enable your device for development ( in the Microsoft Developer Network library.

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