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Start Screen Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Applies To: Windows 10, Windows PowerShell 5.0, Windows Server Technical Preview

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.

Start Screen Cmdlets

This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all Start screen cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet.

Cmdlet Description


Exports the layout of the Start screen.


Gets the names and AppIDs of apps in the Start screen.


Imports the layout of the Start screen into a mounted Windows image.


To list all the cmdlets that are available, use the Get-Command –Module StartScreen 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