A quick list of all SharePoint 2010 Powershell commandlets

Posted on 2/2/2011 @ 4:16 AM in #SharePoint by | Feedback | 1281 views

Ever wonder what powershell commandlets exist on your SharePoint 2010 installation? Easy! Just run the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell, and issue the following command -

Get-Command -module Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell

And if you wish to find matching commands for a certain task, for instance, I wish to know all commands that have anything to do with “Update”, I would issue the following command  -

Get-Command -module Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell  | where{$_.name -match "Update"}

And if you want to do exactly the same for stsadm, you could do something like this -

C:\Users\Administrator>stsadm | find "feature"


Cool huh?

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Older comments..

On 2/2/2011 6:11:52 AM Thomas Svensen said ..
Nice, but why use that awkward syntax? This is much easier to remember:

Get-Command *-SP*


Get-Command *-SPEnterpriseSearch*

For all PowerShell related to Search.

On 2/2/2011 1:32:58 PM Sahil Malik said ..
And this is why I blog, because people come and tell me better ways of doing things - Thanks Thomas.

On 2/3/2011 6:07:00 AM Michal Brndiar said ..
Hi Sahil,

thanks for sharing your knowledge. My two cents:

gcm -Noun "SP*"

- returns all commands, whose noun starts with SP (mostly SharePoint :)

gcm -Verb "Get" -Noun "SP*"

- returns all commands, whose verb is "Get" and noun starts with SP

Note: gcm is OTB alias for Get-Command cmdlet.

On 2/5/2011 11:45:59 AM Sahil Malik said ..
Michal - Thank you for sharing!

On 2/6/2011 11:40:27 AM Prabath Fonseka said ..
Nice post Sahil.

To get all SharePoint related PowerShell commandlets to a text file.. :)

Get-Command –PSSnapin “Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell” | select name, definition | format-list > C:\SP2010_PowerShell_Commands.txt

On 3/18/2011 3:28:38 PM PJM said ..
Excellent post