SCCM 2012 R2 – Start Using PowerShell

Import-Module ConfigurationManager ? Nope, won’t work, at least not without jumping through a few hoops. Looking at the helpful red hints (I get lots of these!), the module is not found in the default path.


From a PowerShell prompt, you need to change to the ….\bin directory, then import a .psd1. Using the -verbose shows the import progress, much better than staring at a screen, wondering what’s happening in the background 🙂


Ready to go? Not quite. As you can see, we must now connect to the drive that represents the site, in this case, S01.


Last thing to do, update the help file:

PS SO1:\>update-help -module configurationmanager

Adding the -module makes sure I only update the cm module, not all modules.

Now we can start using the new Cmdlts. Not too hard, just a bit fiddly. Good luck with the more than 470 cmdlts available.

Oh, and don’t forget, you need PowerShell 3.0 (or above) and the SCCM 2012 R2 console installed on the machine as well. Time for you to play!

get IT right



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