Provides information about the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager cmdlets, provider, and updateable help.


The Windows PowerShell module for System Center Configuration Manager lets you manage a Configuration Manager hierarchy by using Windows PowerShell cmdlets and scripts.


To use Windows PowerShell in Configuration Manager, you must install the following:

  • Windows PowerShell 3.0 or later
  • System Center Configuration Manager console

Using Windows PowerShell for Configuration Manager

You can run Configuration Manager cmdlets and scripts by using the Configuration Manager console or by using a Windows PowerShell session. When you run Configuration Manager cmdlets by using the Configuration Manager console, your session runs in the context of the site.

To start a Windows PowerShell session from the Configuration Manager console

  • In the Configuration Manager console, click the drop down menu.
  • Select Connect via Windows PowerShell.

To use the Configuration Manager module in a Windows PowerShell session

  • Start Windows PowerShell.
  • Change the directory to \Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\bin and then import the Configuration Manager module by typing the following command: Import-module -Name "ConfigurationManager.psd1"

Windows PowerShell Drive Provider

The Configuration Manager module for Windows PowerShell includes a Windows PowerShell drive provider for individual sites. By using the CD command in the Windows PowerShell console, you can change the context of your session to a different site.

Updateable Help

The Configuration Manager module for Windows PowerShell supports Updateable Help. When your computer is connected to the Internet, you can use the Update-Help cmdlet to start an automatic download of the Configuration Manager Windows PowerShell help file. After you have downloaded the help file, you can get information about a cmdlet, which includes syntax and parameter sets, by typing Get-Help -Detailed.


ConfigurationManager Module