Hardware Certification 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.

Hardware Certification Cmdlets

This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK) cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet.

Cmdlet Description


Exports a test collection to an .xml file.


Imports a test collection from an .xml file.


Merges test result information from several .hckx package files into a single test collection.


Merges test result information from several test collection files into a single test collection.


Creates an HCK project definition file.


Creates a test collection file from a project definition file.


Creates an HCK test summary report.


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