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NAME
Get-PSProvider

SYNOPSIS
Gets information about the specified Windows PowerShell provider.

SYNTAX
Get-PSProvider [[-PSProvider] ] []


DESCRIPTION
The Get-PSProvider cmdlet gets the Windows PowerShell providers in the current session. You can get a particular dr
ive or all drives in the session.

Windows PowerShell providers let you access a variety of data stores as though they were file system drives. For in
formation about Windows PowerShell providers, see about_Providers.


PARAMETERS
-PSProvider
Specifies the name or names of the Windows PowerShell providers about which to retrieve information.

Required? false
Position? 1
Default value
Accept pipeline input? true (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters? false


This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,
ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,
OutBuffer and OutVariable. For more information, type,
"get-help about_commonparameters".

INPUTS
None
You cannot pipe objects to this cmdlet.


OUTPUTS
System.Management.Automation.ProviderInfo
Get-PSProvider returns objects that represent the Windows PowerShell providers in the session.


NOTES





-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

C:\PS>get-psprovider


Description
-----------
This command displays a list of all available Windows PowerShell providers.





-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

C:\PS>get-psprovider f*, r* | format-list


Description
-----------
This command displays a list of all Windows PowerShell providers with names that begin with the letter "f" or "r".





-------------------------- EXAMPLE 3 --------------------------

C:\PS>get-psprovider | format-table name, module, pssnapin -auto


Name Module PSSnapIn
---- ------ --------
Test TestModule
WSMan Microsoft.WSMan.Management
Alias Microsoft.PowerShell.Core
Environment Microsoft.PowerShell.Core
FileSystem Microsoft.PowerShell.Core
Function Microsoft.PowerShell.Core
Registry Microsoft.PowerShell.Core
Variable Microsoft.PowerShell.Core
Certificate Microsoft.PowerShell.Security

C:\PS> get-psprovider | where {$_.pssnapin -eq "Microsoft.PowerShell.Security"}

Name Capabilities Drives
---- ------------ ------
Certificate ShouldProcess {cert}


Description
-----------
These commands find the Windows PowerShell snap-ins or modules that added providers to your session. All Windows Po
werShell elements, including providers, originate in a snap-in or in a module.

These commands use the PSSnapin and Module properties of the ProviderInfo object that Get-PSProvider returns. The v
alues of these properties contain the name of the snap-in or module that adds the provider.

The first command gets all of the providers in the session and formats them in a table with the values of their Nam
e, Module, and PSSnapin properties.

The second command uses the Where-Object cmdlet to get the providers that come from the Microsoft.PowerShell.Securi
ty snap-in.






RELATED LINKS
Online version: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113329
about_Providers