Extend Microsoft Windows PowerShell with a broad range of Internet and network communications, messaging, network management, and system administration capabilities.


Cmdlets for Communications, Messaging And Management

NetCmdlets is a suite of Windows PowerShell cmdlets that give you powerful network communications capabilities including network management, instant messaging, file transfer, remote execution, email management, and more. NetCmdlets is for IT professionals, developers, and power users. Installing NetCmdlets gives you instant access to dozens of cmdlets for SNMP, LDAP, DNS, Syslog, HTTP, WebDAV, FTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, Rexec/RShell, Telnet, and more in PowerShell. No programming or scripting experience is necessary.

Cross-Platform Support

PowerShell 7.0 is fully supported. Use NetCmdlets on Windows, Linux, or macOS.

Instant Network and Internet Communications

Add capabilities such as network management, instant messaging, file transfer, remote execution, email management, and more.

Manage Network Devices

Monitor and manage routers, switches, servers, and other devices via SNMP.

No Programming Necessary

NetCmdlets automatically install in PowerShell. To use them, all you need to do is enter simple commands.

Industrial-Grade Security

All major security protocols, algorithms, and certificates are supported.

Outstanding Technical Support

Backed by an expert team of support professionals. Free Email Support for everyone. Premium Support also available for a fee.

Internet Communications

NetCmdlets extend the features of Microsoft Windows PowerShell with a broad range of network management and messaging capabilities. The current release contains dozens of Cmdlets providing access to network and host protocols such as SNMP, LDAP, DNS, Syslog, HTTP, WebDAV, FTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, Rexec/RShell, Telnet, and more.

Cmdlets Included

  • Certificate
  • Cloud Storage
  • Data
  • DNS
  • Email
  • FTP
  • HTTP
  • IM
  • IMAP
  • LDAP
  • MX
  • NNTP
  • Packet
  • Page
  • Ping
  • POP
  • PowerShell Server
  • RAS
  • Rexec
  • Rshell
  • RSS
  • S3
  • SFTP
  • SMS
  • SNMP
  • SSH
  • Syslog
  • TCP
  • Telnet
  • TTP
  • Time
  • Trace
  • Trap
  • UDP
  • VPN
  • WebDAV
  • Whois
  • ZIP

Please see the documentation for a complete list of cmdlets and their details.

Manage Network Devices

NetCmdlets is a comprehensive framework of PowerShell cmdlets for monitoring and managing network devices through standard Internet protocols. With NetCmdlets and Windows PowerShell, admins can easily script common network management tasks including router configuration, switch port monitoring, directory access, VLAN administration, remote execution, and more!

Control Routers, Switches, and Other Devices via SNMP

The easy-to-use get-snmp and set-snmp Cmdlets make working with SNMP capable devices straightforward and intuitive. Administrators can easily automate and script processes for monitoring bandwidth, throughput, up-time, or any number of other network management capabilities.

NetCmdlets gives administrators a powerful set of tools for scripting and automating common network management tasks. For example, finding all of the manageable SNMP agents on a network is as simple as importing the NetCmdlets library and calling get-snmp with a broadcast address:

param( [string] $ipaddress = "" )

if(!(Get-Module | Where {$_.Name -eq "NetCmdlets"})) {
  Import-Module "NetCmdlets"

get-snmp -agent $ipaddress -oid sysName.0

Manage Linux, MacOS, and Unix from Windows

NetCmdlets gives administrators the ability to connect PowerShell scripts to remote Linux/Unix/MacOS systems, and execute commands remotely using standard networking protocols like SSH, Rexec, RShell, Telnet, and more! Through straightforward and easy-to-use cmdlets it is possible to securely automate and orchestrate remote systems from Windows.


For secure shell connections, NetCmdlets provides the Invoke-SSH cmdlet. Below is an example of connecting to a remote SSH server to execute the “ls” command.

PS> invoke-ssh -server myserver -user myuser -password mypassword -command ls

Do you want to trust the certificate presented?
The server has presented the key below.
Fingerprint: 59:52:C8:DB:C8:3A:FE:CF:9D:02:E3:31:3A:2C:11:E4
[Y] Yes  [N] No  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "Y"): y

Text                                                                      EOL
----                                                                      ---
AssemblyInfo.vb                                                          True
Documents                                                                True
EmptyFolder                                                              True
Lance                                                                    True
test.exe                                                                 True
test.ps1                                                                 True
test.txt                                                                 True
v6tests                                                                  True
v8tests                                                                  True

Invoke-Rexec and Invoke-Rshell

Rexec and Rshell (rsh.exe) already exist as command line applications, but until
now they did not return useful, easily scriptable objects in PowerShell.

Below is an example of using Invoke-Rexec to issue a directory listing command to
a remote rexec host:

PS> invoke-rexec -server server -user user -password pass
-command "C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /c dir c:\"

Text                                                                       EOL
----                                                                       ---
Volume in drive C has no label....                                        True
Volume Serial Number is 6C32-6256...                                      True
...                                                                       True
Directory of c:\...                                                       True
...                                                                       True
12/13/2006  05:41 PM    <DIR>          Documents and Set...               True
12/17/2006  12:04 PM    <DIR>          Inetpub...                         True
01/09/2007  03:06 PM    <DIR>          Program Files...                   True
12/17/2006  12:54 PM    <DIR>          share...                           True
12/17/2006  12:29 PM    <DIR>          Sun...                             True
01/21/2007  02:10 PM    <DIR>          TFTP-Root...                       True
01/09/2007  03:08 PM    <DIR>          Virtual Machines...                True
01/17/2007  03:02 PM    <DIR>          WINDOWS...                         True
7 File(s)  851,124 bytes...                                               True
13 Dir(s)  15,440,244,736 bytes free...                                   True
13 Dir(s)  15,440,244,736 bytes free...                                   True


Similarly, the Invoke-Rshell cmdlet gives the same output:

PS> invoke-rshell -server server -user user -password pass
-command "C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /c dir c:\"


The Invoke-Telnet cmdlet may be used to execute a command via a telnet session. The cmdlet will connect, authenticate, wait for the specified Shell prompt to be returned by the server, and then execute the command. For instance:

PS> invoke-telnet -user test -password test -server MyServer
-command ls -shellprompt bash-2.05a$

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