I came across the tridion-powershell-modules project. It offers some handy PowerShell commands which help setting up a CoreService connection and some examples like listing the publication.

What do I need to do to be able to use those commands in PowerShell

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Install the module

  • Get the .psm1, .psd1 and DLL files from the project. You can also copy the CoreService DLL from the %TRIDION_HOME%bin\client\CoreService folder on your Content Manager
  • Create a directory C:\Users\username\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\CoreService C:\Users\username\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\Tridion-CoreService
  • Copy the .psm1, .psd1 and .dll files in that directory
  • Restart any open PowerShell consoles and the Modules are available
  • Run Import-Module CoreService Import-Module Tridion-CoreService
  • Run the Get-TridionCoreServiceInfo Get-TridionCoreServiceSettings to test if you can use the CoreService module. This will not yet contact the Core Service.

Test the connection to the Core Service

  • Set the Tridion Content Manager server hostname with Set-TridionCoreServiceHost cme.server.hostname Set-TridionCoreServiceSettings cme.server.hostname 2013-SP1 where "cme.server.hostname" is your server's hostname. The module will default to localhost.
  • See if you can access the Core Service by doing a simple operation: Get-TridionUser -Verbose. The "-Verbose" will output in verbose mode so you can see what is going on in more detail...
  • Now the connection works you can try more commands like Get-TridionPublications | Select-Object Id, Title to list the publication id and title of all publications.

MSDN explains the options we have to install the module.

EDIT: updated answer with steps to install and steps to test try the module and the connection to the Core Service

EDIT: added Import-Module CoreService to the instructions, the module will not work without that

EDIT: updated commands to match new version of the tridion-powershell-modules

  • Glad to see you figured it out. I shared the code, but not instructions on how to use it. I should add this to the project page! Nov 20, 2013 at 9:12
  • yes please add it together with a usage example. the code is pretty easy to read by the way it's just my lack knowledge on PowerShell. I had to change the event in the code to use it on Tridion 2013.
    – Jan H
    Nov 20, 2013 at 10:33
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    As you know from our talk yesterday, I have since added support for the later versions of Tridion. I already had it locally, just forgot to update the repository (oops!). I'll add some setup and usage info to the project page. Nov 21, 2013 at 7:37
  • works great! i.e. Get-TridionPublications | Select-Object Id, Title
    – Jan H
    Nov 22, 2013 at 13:39
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    Wish I could double up-vote both your question and your answer to this. Nov 22, 2013 at 17:12

The tridion-powershell-modules project moved to GitHub: https://github.com/pkjaer/tridion-powershell-modules

It now is a one-liner to install the module

 wget "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pkjaer/tridion-powershell-modules/master/Installation/Install.ps1" | iex

Antother thing which changed is the prerequisites: the new version requires Powershell 3.0.

  • The installer File is missing - 404 Nov 27, 2015 at 9:40
  • It works for me -- perhaps it's a cache or DNS issue? Nov 27, 2015 at 9:43

For completeness, (but not a method officially supported by Peter Kjaer). If you are comfortable with getting things running your own way, you might find it interesting to pull directly from GIT. I have my WindowsPowerShell directory in a GIT repository anyway, and I've blogged here about how to manage the module as a GIT submodule.

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