Windows Search Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

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.

Window Search Cmdlets

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


Cmdlet Description


Gets the values of settings for Windows Search.


Modifies values that control Windows Search.

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