About Windows PowerShell cmdlets (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)


Applies to: FAST Search Server 2010

Windows PowerShell is a powerful command-line shell and scripting language that helps you perform administrative tasks.

Using FAST Search for SharePoint cmdlets

Windows PowerShell cmdlets for FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint are specialized .NET classes that implement specific system administration actions in the areas of search management, index schema management, installation, security, and administration. Typical tasks include uploading a compiled dictionary to the resource store, creating a security user store, and mapping metadata to indexable fields. Some administrative tasks can be done on a Central Administration page, whereas other tasks can only be run with Windows PowerShell cmdlets.

FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint uses a master Windows PowerShell snap-in called Microsoft.FASTSearch.PowerShell.dll. This DLL includes all the code for over 80 cmdlets.

For basic information about how to use Windows PowerShell cmdlets and scripts, see Windows PowerShell.


To use the cmdlets, verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: You are a member of the FASTSearchAdministrators local group on the computer where FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is installed.

Categories of cmdlets

FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Windows PowerShell cmdlets cover these basic areas: