Wiki Life: Introducing Power Wiki – How to search TechNet Wiki content within the PowerShell console

Well, I’m introducing it to you if you haven’t received a proper introduction yet.. But that’s the only exception.

Hey. Welcome to Wiki Life Wednesday!

Today we’re going to take a look at a sweet Gallery script from Microsoft employee, Anil Erduran:

Anil Erduran’s Profile


You can also check out Anil’s website here:

Here is the script, which you can download from TechNet Gallery:

PowerWiki – Search TechNet Wiki content in PowerShell


PowerWiki is a very simple module to search Technet Wiki content within the PowerShell Console.

The Module can be installed manually by downloading and extracting files in;

  •        %USERPROFILE%\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules
  •        %WINDIR%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules

Now you can import the module with the following command:

Import-Module PowerWiki

The Module includes the single function “PowerWiki”. When you are working with your local PowerShell console, simply call the PowerWiki function with a keyword that you want to search for on Technet Wiki.

It pops-up Internet Explorer and goes to the exact wiki page.

 Again, go check it out and download the script here, from TechNet Gallery:


PowerWiki – Search TechNet Wiki content in PowerShell


Thanks to Anil for this fantastic solution, and make sure you check out TechNet Wiki. You know. Everyone’s wikiying. Only the non-Wikiers aren’t. They’re the only ones.

     – Ninja Ed (Blog, Twitter, Wiki, Profile)

Comments (3)

  1. This one was a neat feature! I love it, its like the little extra you didnt know exsisted, and when you find it you just NEED to have it!

  2. Thanks Tord. I think it's very creative!

  3. It sure is creative! Good work Anil!