Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 includes Windows PowerShell cmdlets for administration and for merging and modifying application object files. The cmdlets are implemented in Windows PowerShell 3.0, which is included with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. For other versions of Windows supported for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, you can install it as part of the Windows Management Framework 3.0 on the Microsoft Download Center.

To start a Windows PowerShell session that includes the Microsoft Dynamics NAV cmdlets, on the Start menu, choose All Programs, and then choose Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Administration Shell or Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Development Shell. This opens a Windows PowerShell prompt. Alternatively, you can import the relevant module into the Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE).

To see the cmdlets that are available for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, type the following at the Windows PowerShell prompt.

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Get-Command *NAV*

To get Help about syntax and options for a specific cmdlet, type the following cmdlet.

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Get-Help <cmd name>

For example, to get Help about the Get-NAVServerInstance cmdlet, type the following.

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Get-Help Get-NAVServerInstance

For more information about Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Administration Shell cmdlets, see Administration Cmdlets for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

For more information about Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Development Shell cmdlets, see Development Cmdlets for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

For more information about Windows PowerShell, see Windows PowerShell Getting Started Guide.

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