ConfigurationManager_Cmdlets

about_ConfigurationManager_Cmdlets

SHORT DESCRIPTION

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

LONG DESCRIPTION

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

Prerequisites

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.

SEE ALSO

ConfigurationManager Module