Why doesn’t Get-Command display the expected results?

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 14 Aug. 2013 / Last Updated on 14 Aug. 2013]

A tip on why Get-Command might not display the expected results.

If you run the command Get-Command *dhcp* on a clean install of Windows Server 2012, you won’t get any results. That’s because Get-Command can display commands only for Windows PowerShell modules that are installed on the server, and the module for DHCP isn’t installed until you add the DHCP Server role to your server.

Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see http://www.mtit.com. This tip was excerpted from his latest book Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 from Microsoft Press.

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Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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