PowerTip: Find What Various Windows Features Do

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to discover what features do in Windows 8.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question I found five different Hyper-V features on my Windows 8-based computer, and I want to know how I can use Windows PowerShell to discover what they do.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-WindowsOptionalFeature cmdlet and select the feature name and the description of the feature
          (this is a single-line command broken for readability at the pipeline character):

Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName ‘*hyper-v*’ |

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