Get network adapter power management settings

a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to use PowerShell to get network adapter power management settings on Windows 8.1.

Question: You want to get the network adapter power management settings on your Window 8.1 computer. How can you use Windows PowerShell to do this?

Answer: Use the Get-NetAdapterPowerManagement function and specify the name of the network adapter to query.

Get-NetAdapterPowerManagement -Name ethernet

Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see

Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

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