To manage ADCS with Powershell, after you install the Quest Active Roles Management Shell For Active Directory (download here), you get lots of additional PowerShell CMDlets to use. To find those, just issue the command “Get-Command *QAD*” or have a look at the reference information. Just download and install the snap-in. To see the available snap-ins issue the command “Get-PSSnapIn -registered”. To import the snap-in issue the command “Add-PSSnapIn Quest.ActiveRoles.ADManagement”. The following CMDlets are available:

 

In addition, after you install the Public Key Infrastructure PowerShell Module available on Codeplex (download here), you get lots of additional PowerShell CMDlets to manage Microsoft Certificate Authorities. Just download and install the module. To see the available modules issue the command “Get-Module -ListAvailable”. To import the module issue the command “Import-Module PKI”. The following PowerShell CMDlets are available: