Overview: Which PowerShell Snap-Ins and Modules are available for use

Which PowerShell Snap-Ins and Modules are available for use?

This is the way to determine which PowerShell Snap-Ins and Modules are available in Windows Server 2008 R2…

PS C:\> Get-PSSnapin

Name : Microsoft.PowerShell.Diagnostics

PSVersion : 2.0

Description : This Windows PowerShell snap-in contains Windows Eventing and Performance Counter cmdlets.


Name : Microsoft.WSMan.Management

PSVersion : 2.0

Description : This Windows PowerShell snap-in contains cmdlets (such as Get-WSManInstance and Set-WSManInstance) that are used by the Windows PowerShell host to manage WSMan operations.


Name : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core

PSVersion : 2.0

Description : This Windows PowerShell snap-in contains cmdlets used to manage components of Windows PowerShell.


Name : Microsoft.PowerShell.Utility

PSVersion : 2.0

Description : This Windows PowerShell snap-in contains utility Cmdlets used to manipulate data.


Name : Microsoft.PowerShell.Host

PSVersion : 2.0

Description : This Windows PowerShell snap-in contains cmdlets (such as Start-Transcript and Stop-Transcript) that are provided for use with the Windows PowerShell console host.


Name : Microsoft.PowerShell.Management

PSVersion : 2.0

Description : This Windows PowerShell snap-in contains management cmdlets used to manage Windows components.


Name : Microsoft.PowerShell.Security

PSVersion : 2.0

Description : This Windows PowerShell snap-in contains cmdlets to manage Windows PowerShell security.

Loading the Snap-In is done by: Add-PSSnapin
(e.g. Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.PowerShell.Security)


PS C:\> Get-Module -ListAvailable

ModuleType Name ExportedCommands
———————– ————————-
Manifest ActiveDirectory {}
Manifest ADRMS {}
Manifest AppLocker {}
Manifest BestPractices {}
Manifest BitsTransfer {}
Manifest GroupPolicy {}
Manifest PSDiagnostics {}
Manifest ServerManager {}
Manifest TroubleshootingPack {}
Manifest WebAdministration {}


….Loading the Module is done by: Import-Module
(e.g. Import-Module ActiveDirectory)

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