Windows PowerShell Provider Help Topics

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 2.0

Windows PowerShell providers are .NET programs that make the data in a specialized data store available in Windows PowerShell so that you can easily view and manage it. The data that a provider exposes appears in a drive, much like a file system drive. For more information, see about_Providers.

This section contains the help topics for the providers that are installed with Windows PowerShell.

Provider Description

Alias Provider

Provides access to the Windows PowerShell aliases and their values.

Certificate Provider

Provides read-only access to X509 certificate stores and certificates.

Environment Provider

Provides access to the Windows environment variables.

FileSystem Provider

Provides access to files and directories.

Function Provider

Provides access to the functions defined in Windows PowerShell.

Registry Provider

Provides access to the system registry keys and values.

Variable Provider

Provides access to Windows PowerShell variables and their values.

WSMan Provider

Provides access to WSMan configuration information.

See Also


Windows PowerShell Cmdlet Help Topics
Windows PowerShell About Help Topics
PowerShell.exe Console Help

Other Resources

Windows PowerShell Getting Started Guide
Windows PowerShell SDK