I have a requirement to create a GUI that talks with sharepoint management shell and gives the output then and there.

i tried the solution given here


but this runs powershell commands and not spcommands. if i give for example get-spsite instead of get-process in the above code it throws me an error like this

Error in script : The term 'Get-spsite' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.

i am using sharepoint 2010, .net 4.5, powershell 3.0(this is just FYI)

Any help is much appreciated.


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To work with SharePoint using PowerShell you need to add this at the beggining of your script:

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -EA 0

Then commands will be available to use.

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