Exchange Management Shell in Exchange 2013
Published: March 19, 2013
Find information about how to use the Exchange Management Shell in Exchange 2013 to develop tools for Exchange server administration.
Applies to: Exchange 2013 | Exchange Online
The Exchange Management Shell provides a rich set of commands, based on the Windows PowerShell platform, for managing an Exchange Server installation. You can use the Exchange Management Shell to create two kinds of tools: command-line scripts that work within the Windows PowerShell environment, and tools that use the Exchange Management Shell cmdlets through a managed interface. You can use managed applications to create a standard Windows or web-based UI to administer an Exchange server.
The articles in this section describe Exchange Management Shell features that are important for creating Exchange management tools. For information about planning, configuring, or maintaining Exchange 2013, see the Exchange Server TechCenter.