Windows PowerShell Commands

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July 25, 2011 by Rakesh Boraiah

Name Category Synopsis
ac Alias Add-Content
asnp Alias Add-PSSnapin
clc Alias Clear-Content
cli Alias Clear-Item
clp Alias Clear-ItemProperty
clv Alias Clear-Variable
compare Alias Compare-Object
cpi Alias Copy-Item
cpp Alias Copy-ItemProperty
cvpa Alias Convert-Path
dbp Alias Disable-PSBreakpoint
diff Alias Compare-Object
ebp Alias Enable-PSBreakpoint
epal Alias Export-Alias
epcsv Alias Export-Csv
fc Alias Format-Custom
fl Alias Format-List
foreach Alias ForEach-Object
% Alias ForEach-Object
ft Alias Format-Table
fw Alias Format-Wide
gal Alias Get-Alias
gbp Alias Get-PSBreakpoint
gc Alias Get-Content
gci Alias Get-ChildItem
gcm Alias Get-Command
gdr Alias Get-PSDrive
gcs Alias Get-PSCallStack
ghy Alias Get-History
gi Alias Get-Item
gl Alias Get-Location
gm Alias Get-Member
gmo Alias Get-Module
gp Alias Get-ItemProperty
gps Alias Get-Process
group Alias Group-Object
gsv Alias Get-Service
gsnp Alias Get-PSSnapin
gu Alias Get-Unique
gv Alias Get-Variable
gwmi Alias Get-WmiObject
iex Alias Invoke-Expression
ihy Alias Invoke-History
ii Alias Invoke-Item
ipmo Alias Import-Module
iwmi Alias Invoke-WmiMethod
ipal Alias Import-Alias
ipcsv Alias Import-Csv
measure Alias Measure-Object
mi Alias Move-Item
mp Alias Move-ItemProperty
nal Alias New-Alias
ndr Alias New-PSDrive
ni Alias New-Item
nv Alias New-Variable
nmo Alias New-Module
oh Alias Out-Host
ogv Alias Out-GridView
ise Alias powershell_ise.exe
rbp Alias Remove-PSBreakpoint
rdr Alias Remove-PSDrive
ri Alias Remove-Item
rni Alias Rename-Item
rnp Alias Rename-ItemProperty
rp Alias Remove-ItemProperty
rmo Alias Remove-Module
rsnp Alias Remove-PSSnapin
rv Alias Remove-Variable
rwmi Alias Remove-WmiObject
rvpa Alias Resolve-Path
sal Alias Set-Alias
sasv Alias Start-Service
sbp Alias Set-PSBreakpoint
sc Alias Set-Content
select Alias Select-Object
si Alias Set-Item
sl Alias Set-Location
swmi Alias Set-WmiInstance
sleep Alias Start-Sleep
sort Alias Sort-Object
sp Alias Set-ItemProperty
saps Alias Start-Process
start Alias Start-Process
spps Alias Stop-Process
spsv Alias Stop-Service
sv Alias Set-Variable
tee Alias Tee-Object
where Alias Where-Object
? Alias Where-Object
write Alias Write-Output
cat Alias Get-Content
cd Alias Set-Location
clear Alias Clear-Host
cp Alias Copy-Item
h Alias Get-History
history Alias Get-History
kill Alias Stop-Process
lp Alias Out-Printer
ls Alias Get-ChildItem
man Alias help
mount Alias New-PSDrive
md Alias mkdir
mv Alias Move-Item
popd Alias Pop-Location
ps Alias Get-Process
pushd Alias Push-Location
pwd Alias Get-Location
r Alias Invoke-History
rm Alias Remove-Item
rmdir Alias Remove-Item
echo Alias Write-Output
cls Alias Clear-Host
chdir Alias Set-Location
copy Alias Copy-Item
del Alias Remove-Item
dir Alias Get-ChildItem
erase Alias Remove-Item
move Alias Move-Item
rd Alias Remove-Item
ren Alias Rename-Item
set Alias Set-Variable
type Alias Get-Content
icm Alias Invoke-Command
clhy Alias Clear-History
gjb Alias Get-Job
rcjb Alias Receive-Job
rjb Alias Remove-Job
sajb Alias Start-Job
spjb Alias Stop-Job
wjb Alias Wait-Job
nsn Alias New-PSSession
gsn Alias Get-PSSession
rsn Alias Remove-PSSession
ipsn Alias Import-PSSession
epsn Alias Export-PSSession
etsn Alias Enter-PSSession
exsn Alias Exit-PSSession
Get-WinEvent Cmdlet Gets events from event logs and event tracing log files on local and remote computers.
Get-Counter Cmdlet Gets performance counter data from local and remote computers.
Import-Counter Cmdlet Imports performance counter log files (.blg, .csv, .tsv) and creates the objects that represent each counter sample in the log.
Export-Counter Cmdlet The Export-Counter cmdlet takes PerformanceCounterSampleSet objects and exports them as counter log files.
Disable-WSManCredSSP Cmdlet Disables Credential Security Service Provider (CredSSP) authentication on a client computer.
Enable-WSManCredSSP Cmdlet Enables Credential Security Service Provider (CredSSP) authentication on a client computer.
Get-WSManCredSSP Cmdlet Gets the Credential Security Service Provider-related configuration for the client.
Set-WSManQuickConfig Cmdlet Configures the local computer for remote management.
Test-WSMan Cmdlet Tests whether the WinRM service is running on a local or remote computer.
Invoke-WSManAction Cmdlet Invokes an action on the object that is specified by the Resource URI and by the selectors.
Connect-WSMan Cmdlet Connects to the WinRM service on a remote computer.
Disconnect-WSMan Cmdlet Disconnects the client from the WinRM service on a remote computer.
Get-WSManInstance Cmdlet Displays management information for a resource instance specified by a Resource URI.
Set-WSManInstance Cmdlet Modifies the management information that is related to a resource.
Remove-WSManInstance Cmdlet Deletes a management resource instance.
New-WSManInstance Cmdlet Creates a new instance of a management resource.
New-WSManSessionOption Cmdlet Creates a WS-Management session option hash table to use as input parameters to the following WS-Management cmdlets:…
Get-Command Cmdlet Gets basic information about cmdlets and other elements of Windows PowerShell commands.
Get-Help Cmdlet Displays information about Windows PowerShell commands and concepts.
Get-History Cmdlet Gets a list of the commands entered during the current session.
Invoke-History Cmdlet Runs commands from the session history.
Add-History Cmdlet Appends entries to the session history.
Clear-History Cmdlet Deletes entries from the command history.
Register-PSSessionConfiguration Cmdlet Creates and registers a new session configuration.
Unregister-PSSessionConfiguration Cmdlet Deletes registered session configurations from the computer.
Get-PSSessionConfiguration Cmdlet Gets the registered session configurations on the computer.
Set-PSSessionConfiguration Cmdlet Changes the properties of a registered session configuration.
Enable-PSSessionConfiguration Cmdlet Enables the session configurations on the local computer.
Disable-PSSessionConfiguration Cmdlet Denies access to the session configurations on the local computer.
Enable-PSRemoting Cmdlet Configures the computer to receive remote commands.
Invoke-Command Cmdlet Runs commands on local and remote computers.
New-PSSession Cmdlet Creates a persistent connection to a local or remote computer.
Get-PSSession Cmdlet Gets the Windows PowerShell sessions (PSSessions) in the current session.
Remove-PSSession Cmdlet Closes one or more Windows PowerShell sessions (PSSessions).
Start-Job Cmdlet Starts a Windows PowerShell background job.
Get-Job Cmdlet Gets Windows PowerShell background jobs that are running in the current session.
Receive-Job Cmdlet Gets the results of the Windows PowerShell background jobs in the current session.
Stop-Job Cmdlet Stops a Windows PowerShell background job.
Wait-Job Cmdlet Suppresses the command prompt until one or all of the Windows PowerShell background jobs running in the session are complete.
Remove-Job Cmdlet Deletes a Windows PowerShell background job.
Enter-PSSession Cmdlet Starts an interactive session with a remote computer.
Exit-PSSession Cmdlet Ends an interactive session with a remote computer.
New-PSSessionOption Cmdlet Creates an object that contains advanced options for a PSSession.
ForEach-Object Cmdlet Performs an operation against each of a set of input objects.
Where-Object Cmdlet Creates a filter that controls which objects will be passed along a command pipeline.
Set-PSDebug Cmdlet Turns script debugging features on and off, sets the trace level, and toggles strict mode.
Set-StrictMode Cmdlet Establishes and enforces coding rules in expressions, scripts, and script blocks.
New-Module Cmdlet Creates a new dynamic module that exists only in memory.
Import-Module Cmdlet Adds modules to the current session.
Export-ModuleMember Cmdlet Specifies the module members that are exported.
Get-Module Cmdlet Gets the modules that have been imported or that can be imported into the current session.
Remove-Module Cmdlet Removes modules from the current session.
New-ModuleManifest Cmdlet Creates a new module manifest.
Test-ModuleManifest Cmdlet Verifies that a module manifest file accurately describes the contents of a module.
Add-PSSnapin Cmdlet Adds one or more Windows PowerShell snap-ins to the current session.
Remove-PSSnapin Cmdlet Removes Windows PowerShell snap-ins from the current session.
Get-PSSnapin Cmdlet Gets the Windows PowerShell snap-ins on the computer.
Export-Console Cmdlet Exports the names of snap-ins in the current session to a console file.
Format-List Cmdlet Formats the output as a list of properties in which each property appears on a new line.
Format-Custom Cmdlet Uses a customized view to format the output.
Format-Table Cmdlet Formats the output as a table.
Format-Wide Cmdlet Formats objects as a wide table that displays only one property of each object.
Out-Null Cmdlet Deletes output instead of sending it to the console.
Out-Default Cmdlet Sends the output to the default formatter and to the default output cmdlet.
Out-Host Cmdlet Sends output to the command line.
Out-File Cmdlet Sends output to a file.
Out-Printer Cmdlet Sends output to a printer.
Out-String Cmdlet Sends objects to the host as a series of strings.
Out-GridView Cmdlet Sends output to an interactive table in a separate window.
Get-FormatData Cmdlet Gets the formatting data in the current session.
Export-FormatData Cmdlet Saves formatting data from the current session in a formatting file.
Register-ObjectEvent Cmdlet Subscribes to the events that are generated by a Microsoft .NET Framework object.
Register-EngineEvent Cmdlet Subscribes to events that are generated by the Windows PowerShell engine and by the New-Event cmdlet.
Wait-Event Cmdlet Waits until a particular event is raised before continuing to run.
Get-Event Cmdlet Gets the events in the event queue.
Remove-Event Cmdlet Deletes events from the event queue.
Get-EventSubscriber Cmdlet Gets the event subscribers in the current session.
Unregister-Event Cmdlet Cancels an event subscription.
New-Event Cmdlet Creates a new event.
Add-Member Cmdlet Adds a user-defined custom member to an instance of a Windows PowerShell object.
Add-Type Cmdlet Adds a Microsoft .NET Framework type (a class) to a Windows PowerShell session.
Compare-Object Cmdlet Compares two sets of objects.
ConvertTo-Html Cmdlet Converts Microsoft .NET Framework objects into HTML that can be displayed in a Web browser.
ConvertFrom-StringData Cmdlet Converts a string containing one or more key/value pairs to a hash table.
Export-CSV Cmdlet Converts Microsoft .NET Framework objects into a series of comma-separated value (CSV) variable-length strings and saves the strings in a CSV file.
Import-CSV Cmdlet Converts object properties in a comma-separated value (CSV) file into CSV versions of the original objects.
ConvertTo-CSV Cmdlet Converts Microsoft .NET Framework objects into a series of comma-separated value (CSV) variable-length strings.
ConvertFrom-CSV Cmdlet Converts object properties in comma-separated value (CSV) format into CSV versions of the original objects.
Export-Alias Cmdlet Exports information about currently defined aliases to a file.
Invoke-Expression Cmdlet Runs commands or expressions on the local computer.
Get-Alias Cmdlet Gets the aliases for the current session.
Get-Culture Cmdlet Gets the current culture set in the operating system.
Get-Date Cmdlet Gets the current date and time.
Get-Host Cmdlet Gets an object that represents the current host program. And, displays Windows PowerShell version and regional information by default.
Get-Member Cmdlet Gets the properties and methods of objects.
Get-Random Cmdlet Gets a random number, or selects objects randomly from a collection.
Get-UICulture Cmdlet Gets the current user interface (UI) culture settings in the operating system.
Get-Unique Cmdlet Returns the unique items from a sorted list.
Export-PSSession Cmdlet Imports commands from another session and saves them in a Windows PowerShell module.
Import-PSSession Cmdlet Imports commands from another session into the current session.
Import-Alias Cmdlet Imports an alias list from a file.
Import-LocalizedData Cmdlet Imports language-specific data into scripts and functions based on the UI culture that is selected for the operating system.
Select-String Cmdlet Finds text in strings and files.
Measure-Object Cmdlet Calculates the numeric properties of objects, and the characters, words, and lines in string objects, such as files of text.
New-Alias Cmdlet Creates a new alias.
New-TimeSpan Cmdlet Creates a TimeSpan object.
Read-Host Cmdlet Reads a line of input from the console.
Set-Alias Cmdlet Creates or changes an alias (alternate name) for a cmdlet or other command element in the current Windows PowerShell session.
Set-Date Cmdlet Changes the system time on the computer to a time that you specify.
Start-Sleep Cmdlet Suspends the activity in a script or session for the specified period of time.
Tee-Object Cmdlet Saves command output in a file or variable, and displays it in the console.
Measure-Command Cmdlet Measures the time it takes to run script blocks and cmdlets.
Update-List Cmdlet Adds items to and removes items from a property value that contains a collection of objects.
Update-TypeData Cmdlet Updates the current extended type configuration by reloading the *.types.ps1xml files into memory.
Update-FormatData Cmdlet Updates the formatting data in the current session.
Write-Host Cmdlet Writes customized output to a host.
Write-Progress Cmdlet Displays a progress bar within a Windows PowerShell command window.
New-Object Cmdlet Creates an instance of a Microsoft .NET Framework or COM object.
Select-Object Cmdlet Selects specified properties of an object or set of objects. It can also select unique objects from an array of objects, or it can select a specif…
Group-Object Cmdlet Groups objects that contain the same value for specified properties.
Sort-Object Cmdlet Sorts objects by property values.
Get-Variable Cmdlet Gets the variables in the current console.
New-Variable Cmdlet Creates a new variable.
Set-Variable Cmdlet Sets the value of a variable. Creates the variable if one with the requested name does not exist.
Remove-Variable Cmdlet Deletes a variable and its value.
Clear-Variable Cmdlet Deletes the value of a variable.
Export-Clixml Cmdlet Creates an XML-based representation of an object or objects and stores it in a file.
Import-Clixml Cmdlet Imports a CLIXML file and creates corresponding objects within Windows PowerShell.
ConvertTo-XML Cmdlet Creates an XML-based representation of an object.
Select-XML Cmdlet Finds text in an XML string or document.
Write-Debug Cmdlet Writes a debug message to the console.
Write-Verbose Cmdlet Writes text to the verbose message stream.
Write-Warning Cmdlet Writes a warning message.
Write-Error Cmdlet Writes an object to the error stream.
Write-Output Cmdlet Sends the specified objects to the next command in the pipeline. If the command is the last command in the pipeline, the objects are displayed in …
Set-PSBreakpoint Cmdlet Sets a breakpoint on a line, command, or variable.
Get-PSBreakpoint Cmdlet Gets the breakpoints that are set in the current session.
Remove-PSBreakpoint Cmdlet Deletes breakpoints from the current console.
Enable-PSBreakpoint Cmdlet Enables the breakpoints in the current console.
Disable-PSBreakpoint Cmdlet Disables the breakpoints in the current console.
Get-PSCallStack Cmdlet Displays the current call stack.
Send-MailMessage Cmdlet Sends an e-mail message.
Get-TraceSource Cmdlet Gets the Windows PowerShell components that are instrumented for tracing.
Set-TraceSource Cmdlet Configures, starts, and stops a trace of Windows PowerShell components.
Trace-Command Cmdlet Configures and starts a trace of the specified expression or command.
Start-Transcript Cmdlet Creates a record of all or part of a Windows PowerShell session in a text file.
Stop-Transcript Cmdlet Stops a transcript.
Add-Content Cmdlet Adds content to the specified items, such as adding words to a file.
Clear-Content Cmdlet Deletes the contents of an item, such as deleting the text from a file, but does not delete the item.
Clear-ItemProperty Cmdlet Deletes the value of a property but does not delete the property.
Join-Path Cmdlet Combines a path and a child path into a single path. The provider supplies the path delimiters.
Convert-Path Cmdlet Converts a path from a Windows PowerShell path to a Windows PowerShell provider path.
Copy-ItemProperty Cmdlet Copies a property and value from a specified location to another location.
Get-EventLog Cmdlet Gets the events in an event log, or a list of the event logs, on the local or remote computers.
Clear-EventLog Cmdlet Deletes all entries from specified event logs on the local or remote computers.
Write-EventLog Cmdlet Writes an event to an event log.
Limit-EventLog Cmdlet Sets the event log properties that limit the size of the event log and the age of its entries.
Show-EventLog Cmdlet Displays the event logs of the local or a remote computer in Event Viewer.
New-EventLog Cmdlet Creates a new event log and a new event source on a local or remote computer.
Remove-EventLog Cmdlet Deletes an event log or unregisters an event source.
Get-ChildItem Cmdlet Gets the items and child items in one or more specified locations.
Get-Content Cmdlet Gets the content of the item at the specified location.
Get-ItemProperty Cmdlet Gets the properties of a specified item.
Get-WmiObject Cmdlet Gets instances of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes or information about the available classes.
Invoke-WmiMethod Cmdlet Calls Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) methods.
Move-ItemProperty Cmdlet Moves a property from one location to another.
Get-Location Cmdlet Gets information about the current working location.
Set-Location Cmdlet Sets the current working location to a specified location.
Push-Location Cmdlet Adds the current location to the top of a list of locations (a “stack”).
Pop-Location Cmdlet Changes the current location to the location most recently pushed onto the stack. You can pop the location from the default stack or from a stack …
New-PSDrive Cmdlet Creates a Windows PowerShell drive in the current session.
Remove-PSDrive Cmdlet Removes a Windows PowerShell drive from its location.
Get-PSDrive Cmdlet Gets the Windows PowerShell drives in the current session.
Get-Item Cmdlet Gets the item at the specified location.
New-Item Cmdlet Creates a new item.
Set-Item Cmdlet Changes the value of an item to the value specified in the command.
Remove-Item Cmdlet Deletes the specified items.
Move-Item Cmdlet Moves an item from one location to another.
Rename-Item Cmdlet Renames an item in a Windows PowerShell provider namespace.
Copy-Item Cmdlet Copies an item from one location to another within a namespace.
Clear-Item Cmdlet Deletes the contents of an item, but does not delete the item.
Invoke-Item Cmdlet Performs the default action on the specified item.
Get-PSProvider Cmdlet Gets information about the specified Windows PowerShell provider.
New-ItemProperty Cmdlet Creates a new property for an item and sets its value. For example, you can use New-ItemProperty to create and change registry values and data, wh…
Split-Path Cmdlet Returns the specified part of a path.
Test-Path Cmdlet Determines whether all elements of a path exist.
Get-Process Cmdlet Gets the processes that are running on the local computer or a remote computer.
Stop-Process Cmdlet Stops one or more running processes.
Wait-Process Cmdlet Waits for the processes to be stopped before accepting more input.
Debug-Process Cmdlet Debugs one or more processes running on the local computer.
Start-Process Cmdlet Starts one or more processes on the local computer.
Remove-ItemProperty Cmdlet Deletes the property and its value from an item.
Remove-WmiObject Cmdlet Deletes an instance of an existing Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class.
Rename-ItemProperty Cmdlet Renames a property of an item.
Register-WmiEvent Cmdlet Subscribes to a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) event.
Resolve-Path Cmdlet Resolves the wildcard characters in a path, and displays the path contents.
Get-Service Cmdlet Gets the services on a local or remote computer.
Stop-Service Cmdlet Stops one or more running services.
Start-Service Cmdlet Starts one or more stopped services.
Suspend-Service Cmdlet Suspends (pauses) one or more running services.
Resume-Service Cmdlet Resumes one or more suspended (paused) services.
Restart-Service Cmdlet Stops and then starts one or more services.
Set-Service Cmdlet Starts, stops, and suspends a service, and changes its properties.
New-Service Cmdlet Creates a new Windows service.
Set-Content Cmdlet Writes or replaces the content in an item with new content.
Set-ItemProperty Cmdlet Creates or changes the value of a property of an item.
Set-WmiInstance Cmdlet Creates or updates an instance of an existing Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class.
Get-Transaction Cmdlet Gets the current (active) transaction.
Start-Transaction Cmdlet Starts a transaction.
Complete-Transaction Cmdlet Commits the active transaction.
Undo-Transaction Cmdlet Rolls back the active transaction.
Use-Transaction Cmdlet Adds the script block to the active transaction.
New-WebServiceProxy Cmdlet Creates a Web service proxy object that lets you use and manage the Web service in Windows PowerShell.
Get-HotFix Cmdlet Gets the hotfixes that have been applied to the local and remote computers.
Test-Connection Cmdlet Sends ICMP echo request packets (“pings”) to one or more computers.
Enable-ComputerRestore Cmdlet Enables the System Restore feature on the specified file system drive.
Disable-ComputerRestore Cmdlet Disables the System Restore feature on the specified file system drive.
Checkpoint-Computer Cmdlet Creates a system restore point on the local computer.
Get-ComputerRestorePoint Cmdlet Gets the restore points on the local computer.
Restart-Computer Cmdlet Restarts (“reboots”) the operating system on local and remote computers.
Stop-Computer Cmdlet Stops (shuts down) local and remote computers.
Restore-Computer Cmdlet Starts a system restore on the local computer.
Add-Computer Cmdlet Add the local computer to a domain or workgroup.
Remove-Computer Cmdlet Remove the local computer from a workgroup or domain.
Test-ComputerSecureChannel Cmdlet Tests and repairs the secure channel between the local computer and its domain.
Reset-ComputerMachinePassword Cmdlet Resets the machine account password for the computer.
Get-Acl Cmdlet Gets the security descriptor for a resource, such as a file or registry key.
Set-Acl Cmdlet Changes the security descriptor of a specified resource, such as a file or a registry key.
Get-PfxCertificate Cmdlet Gets information about .pfx certificate files on the computer.
Get-Credential Cmdlet Gets a credential object based on a user name and password.
Get-ExecutionPolicy Cmdlet Gets the execution policies for the current session.
Set-ExecutionPolicy Cmdlet Changes the user preference for the Windows PowerShell execution policy.
Get-AuthenticodeSignature Cmdlet Gets information about the Authenticode signature in a file.
Set-AuthenticodeSignature Cmdlet Adds an Authenticode signature to a Windows PowerShell script or other file.
ConvertFrom-SecureString Cmdlet Converts a secure string into an encrypted standard string.
ConvertTo-SecureString Cmdlet Converts encrypted standard strings to secure strings. It can also convert plain text to secure strings. It is used with ConvertFrom-SecureString …
WSMan Provider Provides access to Web Services for Management (WS-Management) configuration information.
Alias Provider Provides access to the Windows PowerShell aliases and the values that they represent.
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 from Windows PowerShell.
Variable Provider Provides access to the Windows PowerShell variables and to their values.
Certificate Provider Provides access to X.509 certificate stores and certificates from within Windows PowerShell.
about_aliases HelpFile Describes how to use alternate names for cmdlets and commands in Windows
about_arithmetic_operators HelpFile Describes the operators that perform arithmetic in Windows PowerShell.
about_arrays HelpFile Describes a compact data structure for storing data elements.
about_assignment_operators HelpFile Describes how to use operators to assign values to variables.
about_automatic_variables HelpFile Describes variables that store state information for Windows PowerShell.
about_break HelpFile Describes a statement you can use to immediately exit Foreach, For, While,
about_Command_Precedence HelpFile Describes how Windows PowerShell determines which command to run.
about_command_syntax HelpFile Describes the notation used for Windows PowerShell syntax in Help.
about_comment_based_help HelpFile Describes how to write comment-based Help topics for functions and scripts.
about_commonparameters HelpFile Describes the parameters that can be used with any cmdlet.
about_comparison_operators HelpFile Describes the operators that compare values in Windows PowerShell.
about_continue HelpFile Describes how the Continue statement immediately returns the program flow
about_core_commands HelpFile Lists the cmdlets that are designed for use with Windows PowerShell
about_data_sections HelpFile Explains Data sections, which isolate text strings and other read-only
about_debuggers HelpFile Describes the Windows PowerShell debugger.
about_do HelpFile Runs a statement list one or more times, subject to a While or Until
about_environment_variables HelpFile Describes how to access Windows environment variables in Windows
about_escape_characters HelpFile Introduces the escape character in Windows PowerShell and explains
about_Eventlogs HelpFile Windows PowerShell creates a Windows event log that is
about_execution_policies HelpFile Describes the Windows PowerShell execution policies and explains
about_for HelpFile Describes a language command you can use to run statements based on a
about_foreach HelpFile Describes a language command you can use to traverse all the items in a
about_format.ps1xml HelpFile The Format.ps1xml files in Windows PowerShell define the default display
about_functions HelpFile Describes how to create and use functions in Windows PowerShell.
about_functions_advanced HelpFile Introduces advanced functions that act similar to cmdlets.
about_functions_advanced_methods HelpFile Describes how functions that specify the CmdletBinding attribute can use
about_functions_advanced_param… HelpFile Explains how to add static and dynamic parameters to functions that declare
about_functions_cmdletbindinga… HelpFile Describes an attribute that declares a function that acts similar to a
about_hash_tables HelpFile Describes how to create, use, and sort hash tables in Windows PowerShell.
about_history HelpFile Describes how to retrieve and run commands in the command history.
about_if HelpFile Describes a language command you can use to run statement lists based
about_jobs HelpFile Provides information about how Windows PowerShell background jobs run a
about_job_details HelpFile Provides details about background jobs on local and remote computers.
about_join HelpFile Describes how the join operator (-join) combines multiple strings into a
about_Language_Keywords HelpFile Describes the keywords in the Windows PowerShell scripting language.
about_line_editing HelpFile Describes how to edit commands at the Windows PowerShell command prompt.
about_locations HelpFile Describes how to access items from the working location in Windows
about_logical_operators HelpFile Describes the operators that connect statements in Windows PowerShell.
about_methods HelpFile Describes how to use methods to perform actions on objects in Windows
about_Modules HelpFile Explains how to install, import, and use Windows PowerShell modules.
about_objects HelpFile Provides essential information about objects in Windows PowerShell.
about_operators HelpFile Describes the operators that are supported by Windows PowerShell.
about_parameters HelpFile Describes how to work with cmdlet parameters in Windows PowerShell.
about_parsing HelpFile Describes how Windows PowerShell parses commands.
about_path_syntax HelpFile Describes the full and relative path name formats in Windows PowerShell.
about_pipelines HelpFile Combining commands into pipelines in the Windows PowerShell
About_Preference_Variables HelpFile Variables that customize the behavior of Windows PowerShell
about_profiles HelpFile Describes how to create and use a Windows PowerShell profile.
about_prompts HelpFile Describes the Prompt function and demonstrates how to create a custom
about_properties HelpFile Describes how to use object properties in Windows PowerShell.
about_providers HelpFile Describes how Windows PowerShell providers provide access to data and
about_PSSessions HelpFile Describes Windows PowerShell sessions (PSSessions) and explains how to
about_PSSession_details HelpFile Provides detailed information about Windows PowerShell sessions and the
about_pssnapins HelpFile Describes Windows PowerShell snap-ins and shows how to use and manage them.
about_quoting_rules HelpFile Describes rules for using single and double quotation marks
about_redirection HelpFile Describes how to redirect output from Windows PowerShell to text files.
about_ref HelpFile Describes how to create and use a reference variable type.
about_regular_expressions HelpFile Describes regular expressions in Windows PowerShell.
about_remote HelpFile Describes how to run remote commands in Windows PowerShell.
about_remote_FAQ HelpFile Contains questions and answers about running remote commands
about_remote_jobs HelpFile Describes how to run background jobs on remote computers.
about_remote_output HelpFile Describes how to interpret and format the output of remote commands.
about_remote_requirements HelpFile Describes the system requirements and configuration requirements for
about_remote_troubleshooting HelpFile Describes how to troubleshoot remote operations in Windows PowerShell.
about_requires HelpFile Prevents a script from running by requiring the specified snap-ins and
about_reserved_words HelpFile Lists the reserved words that cannot be used as identifiers because they
about_Return HelpFile Exits the current scope, which can be a function, script, or script block.
about_scopes HelpFile Explains the concept of scope in Windows PowerShell and shows how to set
about_scripts HelpFile Describes how to write and run scripts in Windows PowerShell.
about_script_blocks HelpFile Defines what a script block is and explains how to use script blocks in
about_script_internationalization HelpFile Describes the script internationalization features of Windows PowerShell 2.0
about_Session_Configurations HelpFile Describes session configurations, which determine the users who can
about_signing HelpFile Explains to how sign scripts so that they comply with the Windows
about_special_characters HelpFile Describes the special characters that you can use to control how
about_split HelpFile Explains how to use the split operator to split one or more strings into
about_switch HelpFile Explains how to use a switch to handle multiple If statements.
about_Throw HelpFile Describes the Throw keyword, which generates a terminating error.
about_Transactions HelpFile Describes how to manage transacted operations in Windows PowerShell.
about_Trap HelpFile Describes a keyword that handles a terminating error.
about_Try_Catch_Finally HelpFile Describes how to use the Try, Catch, and Finally blocks to handle
about_types.ps1xml HelpFile Explains how the Types.ps1xml files let you extend the Microsoft .NET
about_type_operators HelpFile Describes the operators that work with Microsoft .NET Framework types.
about_variables HelpFile Describes how variables store values that can be used in Windows
about_while HelpFile Describes a language statement that you can use to run a command block
about_wildcards HelpFile Describes how to use wildcard characters in Windows PowerShell.
about_Windows_PowerShell_2.0 HelpFile Describes the new features that are included in Windows PowerShell 2.0.
about_Windows_PowerShell_ise HelpFile Describes the features and system requirements of Windows PowerShell
about_WMI_Cmdlets HelpFile Provides background information about Windows Management Instrumentation
about_WS-Management_Cmdlets HelpFile Provides an overview of Web Services for Management (WS-Management) as
default HelpFile Displays help about Windows PowerShell cmdlets and concepts.

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