The Machine Creation Service PowerShell snap-in provides administrative
functions for the Machine Creation Service.
All commands in this snap-in have 'Prov' in their name.
The Machine Creation Service PowerShell snap-in enables both local and
remote administration of the Machine Creation Service. It provides
facilities to create virtual machines and manage the associated disk
The snap-in provides two main entities:
Specifies details of new virtual machines created by the Machine
Creation Service. Provisioning schemes define the following
Provides details of the hypervisor and storage on which new virtual
machines will be created. Stored and maintained by the Host
Service and PowerShell snap-in.
Lists the Active Directory computer accounts available for use by
new virtual machines. Stored and maintained by the Active Directory
Identity Service and PowerShell snap-in.
Specifies the disk image that will be used for new virtual
machines. Accessed through the hosting provider in the Host Service
Defines the virtual machines created by the Machine Creation Services.
These virtual machines are associated with the provisioning scheme from
which they were created.
The processes of creating provisioning schemes and new virtual machines can
take a significant amount of time to complete. For this reason, these
long-running tasks can be run asynchronously so that other commands are
accessible while the processes are running. Note, however, that only one
long-running task can operate on a provisioning scheme at any one time.
The processes are monitored using the Get-ProvTask command. For more
information, see the help for Get-ProvTask.