Use Powershell to check secure boot

Here’s another tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to use PowerShell to

Question: You want to check the secure boot policy on Windows 8.1 laptops. How can you easily do this using Windows PowerShell?

Answer: Start Windows PowerShell with administrator rights, and use the Get-SecureBootPolicy cmdlet. An example appears here:


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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