Retrieve information about roles, role services, and features that are available on a computer (Windows Server 2008 R2 - 2012 R2).
Syntax Get-WindowsFeature [-Name] string [-Vhd String] [-ComputerName String] [-Credential PSCredential] [-logPath string] [CommonParameters] Key -Name string The command IDs of roles, role services, or features to retrieve. Alternatively, an array of Feature objects will also be accepted. You can find a list of command IDs for all roles, role services, and features in the topic "Overview of Server Manager Commands" in the Server Manager Help. -ComputerName Gets the list of available roles, role services, and features from the specified remote computer. -Credential Specifies a user account that has access rights to perform this action. "Domain\User" or "User@Domain.com" -logPath string The name and location of a log file, other than the default, %windir%\logs\ServerManager.log. -Vhd The path to an offline VHD. The path can either point to a VHD file, or to a location on which the VHD is already mounted by using Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tools.
Return a list of features with Command ID that starts with AD or Web:
C:\PS> Get-WindowsFeature AD*,Web*
Get all the Windows features available on the computer:
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Related PowerShell Cmdlets:
Add-WindowsFeature - Install roles, role services, and features.
Install-WindowsFeature - Install roles, role services, or features (Server 2012 R2).
Uninstall-WindowsFeature - Uninstall/remove roles, role services, and features (2012 R2)
Get-WindowsOptionalFeature - Get information about optional features in a Windows image.