How to Use Windows 11's New PowerShell Modules

With the launch of Windows 11, a plethora of new features and improvements have been introduced. One such advancement is the addition of new PowerShell modules designed to streamline tasks and enhance administrative capabilities. This guide provides an overview of these new modules and explains how to use them effectively.

Key Terms

  • PowerShell: An automation framework and scripting language from Microsoft that allows for task automation and configuration management.
  • Module: A set of related cmdlets packaged together for specific tasks or functionalities in PowerShell.
  • Cmdlet: A lightweight command used in the PowerShell environment.

Benefits of New PowerShell Modules

The new modules in Windows 11 provide a broader array of tools for administrators and developers, leading to increased efficiency and the capability to manage systems with more precision.

Steps to Use New PowerShell Modules in Windows 11

  1. Open PowerShell as Administrator

    Right-click the Start button and select "Windows PowerShell (Admin)" from the context menu.

  2. Check Available Modules

    To view all available modules, use the command:

    Get-Module -ListAvailable

    This will display a list of all installed modules, including the new ones for Windows 11.

  3. Import a New Module

    To import a specific module, use the 'Import-Module' cmdlet followed by the module name. For instance:

    Import-Module ModuleName

    Replace "ModuleName" with the desired module's name.

  4. Explore Module Commands

    After importing a module, discover the associated cmdlets using the following command:

    Get-Command -Module ModuleName

    Replace "ModuleName" with the imported module's name.


The inclusion of new PowerShell modules in Windows 11 enriches the toolset available for administration and scripting tasks. Leveraging these modules can lead to more efficient system management and task automation.