Finding out more about PowerShell cmdlets, snap ins, and modules

I’m just getting myself ready for the Scripting games .. http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2011/02/19/2011-scripting-games-all-links-on-one-page.aspx

So I’m brushing up on some basic Windows PowerShell commands.

In order to successfully manage a powerful management tool like PowerShell you really need to know what each cmdlet is capable of.

Before running any cmdlet for the first time I always check what members it contains, what parameters it accepts. Here are some tips I’ve thought of on the way.

Get the parameters a cmdlet accepts.

(Get-Command cmdletname).parameters

Get the properties of a cmdlet

Get-Command cmdletname | Get-Member

Get the cmdlets within a pssnapin

Get-Command –pssnapin *snapinname*

Get the cmdlets within a module

Get-Command –module *modulename*

Get the location of the pssnapin dll

Get-Command –pssnapin pssnapinname|fl dll

Diolch

Paul

sg2011

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