Server Manager Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell® is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. This reference topic for the information technology (IT) professional provides assistance in utilizing the Windows PowerShell cmdlets to script and automate tasks.

Server Manager role and feature deployment

This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all Server Manager role and feature deployment-specific cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet.

cmdlet Description


Retrieves information about Windows Server roles, role services, and features that are available.


Installs one or more Windows Server roles, role services, or features.


Uninstalls and removes specified Windows Server roles, role services, and features from a computer.


To list all the cmdlets that are available, use the Get-Command –Module ServerManager cmdlet.

For more information about, or for the syntax of, any of the cmdlets, use the Get-Help <cmdlet name> cmdlet, where <cmdlet name> is the name of the cmdlet that you want to research. For more detailed information, you can run any of the following cmdlets:

Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Detailed
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Examples
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Full

More Information

For more information about the cmdlets, see the following: