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Windows Server Essentials Setup 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.

Windows Server Essentials Setup Cmdlets

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


Cmdlet Description


Gets the status of the configuration of .


Removes data, scheduled tasks, and log files and disables the role.


Starts initial configuration of .


Validates server name, domain name and domain administrator credentials.


Verifies prerequisites for configuration of .

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