Finding relevant PowerShell commands

When you first start with the Exchange?Management Shell the number of cmdlets available can seem overwhelming.

If, for example, you look for all Exchange cmdlets using


you will see information on 368 cmdlets. You can confirm that using the command:


To add some focus to your search for relevant Exchange commands use wildcards with the get-command cmdlet. For example, to find cmdlets relevant to POP3 configuration type

get-command *pop*

which returns information on any cmdlet whose name includes the character sequence pop. The relevant commands are displayed.