An A-Z Index of Windows PowerShell commands

        %                     Alias for ForEach-Object
        ?                     Alias for Where-Object
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Get-Acl Get permission settings for a file or registry key Set-Acl Set permissions Active Directory Account, Computer, Group and User cmdlets Get-Alias gal Return alias names for Cmdlets Import-Alias ipal Import an alias list from a file New-Alias nal Create a new alias. Set-Alias sal Create or change an alias Compress-Archive Create a new archive/zipped file [PS 5+] Expand-Archive Extract files from an archive (zipped) file [PS 5+] Get-AuthenticodeSignature Get the signature object associated with a file Set-AuthenticodeSignature Place a signature in a .ps1 script or other file b Backup-GPO Backup group policy objects (GPOs) Begin Function BEGIN block BITS Background Intelligent Transfer Service cmdlets Break Exit a program loop c Catch Handle a terminating error within a scriptblock Set-Location cd/chdir/sl Set the current working location Get-ChildItem dir/ls/gci Get child items (contents of a folder or registry key) Clear-Host clear/cls Clear the screen Clear-Item cli Remove content from a variable or an alias Get-Command gcm Retrieve basic information about a command Measure-Command Measure running time Trace-Command Trace an expression or command Add-Computer Add a computer to the domain Checkpoint-Computer Create a system restore point (XP) Remove-Computer Remove the local computer from a workgroup or domain Restart-Computer Restart the operating system on a computer Restore-Computer Restore the computer to a previous state Stop-Computer Stop (shut down) a computer Reset-ComputerMachinePassword Reset the machine account password for the computer Test-ComputerSecureChannel Test and repair the secure channel to the domain Add-Content ac Add to the content of the item Get-Content cat/type/gc Get content from item (specific location) Set-Content sc Set content in the item (specific location) Clear-Content clc Remove content from a file/item Continue Skip just this iteration of a loop Get-Command gcm Get basic information about cmdlets Invoke-Command icm Run command Enable-ComputerRestore Enable System Restore on a drive Disable-ComputerRestore Disable System Restore on a drive Get-ComputerRestorePoint Get the restore points on the local computer Test-Connection Ping one or more computers ConvertFrom-CSV Convert object properties (in CSV format) into CSV objects ConvertTo-CSV Convert .NET Framework objects into CSV variable-length strings ConvertTo-Html Convert the input into an HTML table ConvertTo-Xml Convert the input into XML ConvertFrom-SecureString Convert a secure string into an encrypted standard string ConvertTo-SecureString Convert an encrypted standard string into a secure string Copy-Item copy/cp/ci Copy an item from a namespace location Export-Counter Export Performance Counter data to log files Get-Counter Get performance counter data Import-Counter Import performance counter log files Get-Credential Get a security credential (username/password) Get-Culture Get region information (language and keyboard layout) d Get-ChildItem Dir/ls/gci Get child items (contents of a folder or registry key) Get-Date Get current date and time Set-Date Set system time on the host system Remove-Item Del/erase/rd/rm/rmdir Delete an item Compare-Object diff/compare Compare the properties of objects Get-DnsClientCache Retrieve the content of the local DNS client cache Clear-DnsClientCache Clear the content of the DNS client cache Do Loop while a condition is True Get-DscConfiguration Get the current config. of a node Get-DscLocalConfigurationManager Get Local Config Manager settings Get-DscResource Get Desired State Config. resources from a computer New-DSCCheckSum Create checksum files for DSC docs/resources Start-DscConfiguration Apply Desired State config to nodes e End Function END block Get-Event Get events in the PowerShell event queue New-Event Create a new event Remove-Event Delete events from the event queue Unregister-Event Cancel an event subscription Wait-Event Wait until a particular event is raised Clear-EventLog Delete all entries from an event log Get-Eventlog Get event log data (2003) Limit-EventLog Limit the size of the event log New-Eventlog Create a new event log and a new event source Remove-EventLog Delete an event log Show-EventLog Display an event log Write-EventLog Write an event to an event log Get-WinEvent Get event log data (Vista+) Get-EventSubscriber Get event subscribers Register-EngineEvent Subscribe to PowerShell events Register-ObjectEvent Subscribe to .NET events Register-WmiEvent Subscribe to a WMI event Get-ExecutionPolicy Get the execution policy for the shell Set-ExecutionPolicy Change the execution policy (user preference) Export-Alias epal Export an alias list to a file Export-Clixml Produce a clixml representation of PowerShell objects Export-Console Export console configuration to a file Export-Csv epcsv Export to Comma Separated Values (spreadsheet) Exit-PSSession Exit Exit PowerShell (or exit a script) f -F operator Format operator Unblock-File Unblock files downloaded from the Internet ForEach-Object foreach Loop through each item in the pipeline ( % ) ForEach Loop through each item in a collection ForEach method Loop through each item in a collection For Loop through items that match a condition Format-Custom fc Format output using a customized view Format-List fl Format output as a list of properties, each on a new line Format-Table ft Format output as a table Format-Wide fw Format output as a table listing one property only Export-FormatData Save formatting data from the current session Get-FormatData Get the formatting data in the current session g Get-Item gi Get a file/registry object (or any other namespace object) Get-ChildItem dir/ls/gci Get child items (contents of a folder or registry key) Backup-GPO Backup group policy objects (GPOs) Restore-GPO Restore one or all GPOs from a GPO backup
Import-GPO Import Group Policy settings into a specified GPO from a GPO backup h Get-Help help Open the help file Add-History Add entries to the session history Clear-History clhy Delete entries from the session history Get-History history/h/ghy Get a listing of the session history Invoke-History r/ihy Invoke a previously executed Cmdlet Get-Host Get host information (PowerShell Version and Region) Clear-Host clear/cls Clear the screen Read-Host Read a line of input from the host console Write-Host Write customized output to the host/screen Get-HotFix Get Installed hotfixes i if Conditionally perform a command Import-Clixml Import a clixml file and rebuild the PS object Import-Csv ipcsv Take values from a CSV list and send objects down the pipeline Invoke-Command Run commands on local and remote computers Invoke-Expression iex Run a PowerShell expression Get-Item gi Get a file object or get a registry (or other namespace) object Invoke-Item ii Invoke an executable or open a file (START) New-Item md/mkdir/ni Create a new item in a namespace Remove-Item rm/del/erase/rd/ri/rmdir Remove an item Set-Item si Change the value of an item Clear-ItemProperty clp Remove the property value from a property Copy-ItemProperty cpp Copy a property along with it's value Get-ItemProperty gp Retrieve the properties of an object Move-ItemProperty mp Move a property from one location to another New-ItemProperty Set a new property Remove-ItemProperty rp Remove a property and its value Rename-ItemProperty rnp Renames a property at its location Set-ItemProperty sp Set a property at the specified location to a specified value j Get-Job gjb Get PowerShell background jobs that are running Receive-Job rcjb Get PowerShell background job results Remove-Job rjb Delete a PowerShell background job Start-Job sajb Start a PowerShell background job Stop-Job spjb Stop a PowerShell background job Wait-Job wjb Wait for a background job Job Trigger cmdlets Get/Set Scheduled job triggers k Stop-Process kill/spps Stop a running process l Update-List Add and remove items from a collection Get-Location pwd / gl Get and display the current location Pop-Location popd Set the current working location from the stack Push-Location pushd Push a location to the stack Set-Location cd/chdir/sl Set the current working location m Send-MailMessage Send an email message Add-Member Add a member to an instance of a PowerShell object Get-Member gm Enumerate the properties of an object Get-Module gmo Get the modules imported to the session Import-Module ipmo Add a module to the session New-Module nmo Create a new dynamic module (only in memory) Remove-Module rmo Remove a module from the current session Export-ModuleMember Export specific module members Move-Item mv/move/mi Move an item from one location to another o Compare-Object diff/compare Compare the properties of objects Group-Object group Group objects that contain the same value Measure-Object Measure the properties of an object New-Object Create a new .Net object Select-Object select Select properties of objects Sort-Object sort Sort objects by property value Where-Object Filter the objects passed along the command pipeline Out-Default Send output to default Out-File Send output to a file Out-GridView ogv Send output to an interactive table Out-Host oh Send output to the host Out-Null Send output to null Out-Printer lp Send the output to a printer Out-String Send objects to the host as strings p Param Script Parameters Pause Pause and display the message "Press Enter to continue" Powershell Launch a PowerShell session Convert-Path cvpa Convert a ps path to a provider path Join-Path Combine a path and child-path Resolve-Path rvpa Resolves the wildcards in a path Split-Path Return part of a path Test-Path Return true if the path exists, otherwise return false Get-Pfxcertificate Get pfx certificate information Pop-Location popd Set the current working location from the stack Push-Location pushd Push a location to the stack Process Function PROCESS block Get-Process ps/gps Get a list of processes on a machine Debug-Process Attach a debugger to a running process Start-Process start/saps Start one or more processes Stop-Process kill/spps Stop a running process Wait-Process Wait for a process to stop Enable-PSBreakpoint ebp Enable a breakpoint in the current console Disable-PSBreakpoint dbp Disable a breakpoint in the current console Get-PSBreakpoint gbp Get the currently set breakpoints Set-PSBreakpoint sbp Set a breakpoint on a line, command, or variable Remove-PSBreakpoint rbp Delete breakpoints from the current console Get-PSDrive gdr Get drive information (DriveInfo) New-PSDrive mount/ndr Create a mapped network drive. Remove-PSDrive rdr Remove a provider/drive from its location Get-PSProvider Get information for the specified provider Set-PSdebug Turn script debugging on or off Disable-PSRemoting Disable remote session configuration on the local computer Enable-PSRemoting Run PowerShell commands on remote computers Enter-PSSession etsn Start an interactive session with a remote computer Exit-PSSession exsn End an interactive session with a remote computer Export-PSSession epsn Import commands and save them in a PowerShell module Get-PSSession gsn Get the PSSessions in the current session Import-PSSession ipsn Import commands from another session New-PSSession nsn Create a persistent connection to a local or remote computer Remove-PSSession rsn Close PowerShell sessions Disable-PSSessionConfiguration Disable session configurations on the local computer Enable-PSSessionConfiguration Enable session configurations on the local computer Get-PSSessionConfiguration Get the registered PS session configuration Register-PSSessionConfiguration Create and register a new PS session configuration Set-PSSessionConfiguration Change properties of a registered session configuration Unregister-PSSessionConfiguration Delete registered PS session configuration New-PSSessionOption Advanced options for a PSSession Add-PsSnapIn asnp Add snap-ins to the console Get-PsSnapin gsnp List PowerShell snap-ins on this computer Remove-PSSnapin rsnp Remove PowerShell snap-ins from the console r Get-Random Get a random number Read-Host Read a line of input from the host console Remove-Item rm/del/erase/rd/ri/rmdir Remove an item Rename-Item ren/rni Change the name of an existing item Rename-ItemProperty Rename a property of an item Return Exit the current scope, (function, script, or script block) Run/Call & Run a command (call operator) s Scheduler cmdlets Get/Set scheduled jobs Select-Object select Select properties of objects Select-XML Find text in an XML string or document Send-MailMessage Send an email message Get-Service gsv Get a list of services New-Service Create a new service Restart-Service Stop and then restart a service Resume-Service Resume a suspended service Set-Service Change the start mode/properties of a service Start-Service sasv Start a stopped service Stop-Service spsv Stop a running service Suspend-Service Suspend a running service Sort-Object sort Sort objects by property value Set-StrictMode Enforce coding rules in expressions & scripts Start-Sleep sleep Suspend shell, script, or runspace activity Switch Multiple if statements ConvertFrom-StringData Convert a here-string into a hash table Select-String Search through strings or files for patterns t Tee-Object tee Send input objects to two places New-Timespan Create a timespan object Trace-Command Trace an expression or command Get-Tracesource Get components that are instrumented for tracing. Set-Tracesource Trace a PowerShell component Start-Transaction Start a new transaction Complete-Transaction Commit the transaction Get-Transaction Get information about the active transaction Use-Transaction Add a command or expression to the transaction Undo-Transaction Roll back a transaction Start-Transcript Start a transcript of a command shell session Stop-Transcript Stop the transcription process Trap Handle a terminating error Try ... Catch Handle a terminating error within a scriptblock Add-Type Add a .NET Framework type to a PowerShell session Update-TypeData Update extended type configuration u Get-Uiculture Get the ui culture information Unblock-File Unblock files downloaded from the Internet Get-Unique gu Get the unique items in a collection Update-Formatdata Update and append format data files Update-Help Download and install help files Update-Typedata Update the current extended type configuration v Clear-Variable clv Remove the value from a variable Get-Variable gv Get a PowerShell variable New-Variable nv Create a new variable Remove-Variable rv Remove a variable and its value Set-Variable set/sv Set a variable and a value w Checkpoint-WebApplicationMonitoring Create a checkpoint for an IIS web app Get-WebApplicationMonitoringStatus Get the monitoring status of web apps New-WebServiceProxy Create a Web service proxy object Where-Object where/? Filter input from the pipeline Where method Filter objects from a collection While Loop while a condition is True Add-WindowsFeature Install roles, role services, and features Get-WindowsFeature Retrieve roles, role services, and features Remove-WindowsFeature Remove roles, role services, and features Write-Debug Write a debug message to the host display Write-Error Write an object to the error pipeline Write-Host Display text on screen Write-Output write/echo Write an object to the pipeline Write-Progress Display a progress bar Write-Verbose Write a string to the host's verbose display Write-Warning Write a string in reverse video to the display Set-WmiInstance Create or update an instance of an existing WMI class Invoke-WmiMethod iwmi Call WMI methods Get-WmiObject gwmi Get WMI class information Remove-WmiObject rwmi Delete an instance of a WMI class Connect-WSMan Connect to the WinRM service on a remote computer Disconnect-WSMan Disconnect from the WinRM service on a remote computer Test-WSMan Test if a computer is setup to receive remote commands Invoke-WSManAction Invoke an action on a specified object Disable-WSManCredSSP Disable Credential Security Service Provider (SSP) authentication Enable-WSManCredSSP Enable Credential SSP authentication Get-WSManCredSSP Get the Credential SSP configuration New-WSManInstance Create a new instance of a management resource Get-WSManInstance Display management information (XML or value) Set-WSManInstance Modify the management information related to a resource Remove-WSManInstance Delete a management resource instance Set-WSManQuickConfig Configure the local computer for remote management New-WSManSessionOption Options for WSMan commands z Zipfile Compress or Extract zip files # Comment / Remark . (source) Run a command script in the current shell & (call) Run a command, script or function % Alias for ForEach-Object --% Stop parsing input ? Alias for Where-Object $variable = "value" Define a variable also: ${n!a#me} = "value" $_ The current pipeline object @(...) Force an expression to be evaluated as an array

The cmdlets above are listed in A-Z order, matching the Verb- and/or -Noun and/or Alias of the cmdlet (so some duplicates).

PowerShell can also run all the standard CMD commands (external commands), .cmd batch files will run within a CMD.exe shell (so can include internal CMD commands), plus all Resource Kit utilities. VBScripts can be run via cscript. [ Examples ]

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