Use PowerShell to find network adapter power management configuration

Here’s a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to use PowerShell to find network adapter power management configuration.

Question: You want to find information about the status of network adapter power management configuration on your local network adapter. How can you do this?

Answer: On your Windows 8.1 computer running Windows PowerShell 4.0 use the command that appears here (if you have an Intel type of network adapter).

Get-NetAdapterPowerManagement -InterfaceDescription “*intel*”

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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