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NAME
Get-PSSnapin

SYNOPSIS
Gets the Windows PowerShell snap-ins on the computer.

SYNTAX
Get-PSSnapin [[-Name] ] [-Registered] []


DESCRIPTION
The Get-PSSnapin cmdlet gets the Windows PowerShell snap-ins that have been added to the current session or that ha
ve been registered on the system. The snap-ins are listed in the order in which they are detected.

Get-PSSnapin gets only registered snap-ins. To register a Windows PowerShell snap-in, use the InstallUtil tool incl
uded with the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. For more information, see "How to Register Cmdlets, Providers, and Host
Applications" in the MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) library at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=143619.


PARAMETERS
-Name
Gets only the specified Windows PowerShell snap-ins. Enter the names of one or more Windows PowerShell snap-ins
. Wildcards are permitted.

The parameter name ("Name") is optional.

Required? false
Position? 1
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

-Registered []
Gets the Windows PowerShell snap-ins that have been registered on the system (even if they have not yet been ad
ded to the session).

The snap-ins that are installed with Windows PowerShell do not appear in this list.

Without this parameter, Get-PSSnapin gets the Windows PowerShell snap-ins that have been added to the session.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
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 input to Get-PSSnapin.


OUTPUTS
System.Management.Automation.PSSnapInInfo
Get-PSSnapin returns an object for each snap-in that it gets.


NOTES


You can refer to Get-PSSnapin by its built-in alias, "psnp". For more information, see about_Aliases.


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

C:\PS>get-PSSnapIn


Description
-----------
This command gets the Windows PowerShell snap-ins that are currently loaded in the session. This includes the snap-
ins that are installed with Windows PowerShell and those that have been added to the session.





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

C:\PS>get-PSSnapIn -registered


Description
-----------
This command gets the Windows PowerShell snap-ins that have been registered on the computer, including those that h
ave already been added to the session. The output does not include snap-ins that are installed with Windows PowerSh
ell or Windows PowerShell snap-in dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) that have not yet been registered on the system.





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

C:\PS>get-PSSnapIn smp*


Description
-----------
This command gets the Windows PowerShell snap-ins in the current session that have names that begin with "smp".






RELATED LINKS
Online version: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113330
Add-PSSnapin
Remove-PSSnapin