My difficulties with the associated powershell commands were simply due to lack of knowledge on my part. I am now aware of the new module arrangement for powershell 2 as explained here. Clearly I was looking not only in the wrong place, but for the wrong assembly. With the new arrangement it is no longer necessary to kick up a custom powershell console with a consolefile as it was in version 1.
Simply starting powershell 2 with the ‘-ImportSystemModules’ option will load all the modules installed on the system, including ‘DistributedCacheAdministration’ and ‘DistributedCacheConfiguration’. I was then able to administer the cache cluster (if you can call it a cluster with only 1 node!) as follows:
Happy days! 🙂