How to Load the PowerShell Cmdlets and Get Cmdlet Help

What this topic covers:

Requirements for using PowerShell cmdlets

Review the following requirements for using the App-V PowerShell cmdlets:

Requirement Details

Users can run App-V Server cmdlets only if you grant them access by using one of the following methods:

Cmdlets that require an elevated command prompt

  • Add-AppvClientPackage

  • Remove-AppvClientPackage

  • Set-AppvClientConfiguration

  • Add-AppvClientConnectionGroup

  • Remove-AppvClientConnectionGroup

  • Add-AppvPublishingServer

  • Remove-AppvPublishingServer

  • Send-AppvClientReport

  • Set-AppvClientMode

  • Set-AppvClientPackage

  • Set-AppvPublishingServer

Cmdlets that end users can run, unless you configure them to require an elevated command prompt

  • Publish-AppvClientPackage

  • Unpublish-AppvClientPackage

To configure these cmdlets to require an elevated command prompt, use one of the following methods:

Method More resources

Run the Set-AppvClientConfiguration cmdlet with the -RequirePublishAsAdmin parameter.

Enable the “Require publish as administrator” Group Policy setting for App-V Clients.

How to Publish a Package by Using the Management Console

Loading the PowerShell cmdlets

To load the PowerShell cmdlet modules:

  1. Open Windows PowerShell or Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE).

  2. Type one of the following commands to load the cmdlets for the module you want:

App-V component Command to type

App-V Server

Import-Module AppvServer

App-V Sequencer

Import-Module AppvSequencer

App-V Client

Import-Module AppvClient

Getting help for the PowerShell cmdlets

Starting in App-V 5.0 SP3, cmdlet help is available in two formats:

Format Description

As a downloadable module

To download the latest help after downloading the cmdlet module:

  1. Open Windows PowerShell or Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE).

  2. Type one of the following commands to load the cmdlets for the module you want:

App-V component Command to type

App-V Server

Update-Help -Module AppvServer

App-V Sequencer

Update-Help -Module AppvSequencer

App-V Client

Update-Help -Module AppvClient

On TechNet as web pages

See the App-V node under Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack Automation with Windows PowerShell.

Displaying the help for a PowerShell cmdlet

To display help for a specific PowerShell cmdlet:

  1. Open Windows PowerShell or Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE).

  2. Type Get-Help <cmdlet>, for example, Get-Help Publish-AppvClientPackage.

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