In the last interview I did with the Rob Foster on the SharePoint PodShow (#17), I mentioned a PowerShell script I use to prep my PowerShell command environment with stuff I need. Got a few hits on Twitter requesting this so here ya go.
Copy the contents of this file into a new text file and save it to a common place on your machine. I call mine LoadSPAssemblies.ps1 and put it into a SharePoint utility folder I have in Mesh (sync’d to all my dev machines… both physical and virtual):
set-executionpolicy unrestricted \[System.Reflection.Assembly\]::Load("Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c")\[System.Reflection.Assembly\]::Load("Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing, Version=18.104.22.168, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c") new-alias "stsadm" ($env:CommonProgramFiles + "\\Microsoft Shared\\web server extensions\\12\\BIN\\stsadm.exe")
Then, when I need to use it I just type the path to the PS1 file and it loads the assemblies and sets an alias to STSADM. Of course, your assemblies may differ… I just do a lot of work with the Publishing namespace. :)