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Set-PhysicalDisk

Updated: July 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Set-PhysicalDisk

Sets attributes on a specific physical disk.

Syntax

Parameter Set: ByUniqueId
Set-PhysicalDisk -UniqueId <String> [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-Description <String> ] [-NewFriendlyName <String> ] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-Usage <Usage> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: ByFriendlyName
Set-PhysicalDisk [-FriendlyName] <String> [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-Description <String> ] [-NewFriendlyName <String> ] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-Usage <Usage> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: ByObject
Set-PhysicalDisk -InputObject <CimInstance[]> [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-Description <String> ] [-NewFriendlyName <String> ] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-Usage <Usage> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Set-PhysicalDisk cmdlet sets attributes on a specific physical disk.

Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete. The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet. For more information about Windows PowerShell® background jobs, see about_Jobs.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-CimSession<CimSession[]>

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.


Aliases

Session

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Description<String>

Sets the description of the specified physical disk.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-FriendlyName<String>

Specifies the friendly name of the physical disk on which to set attributes.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-InputObject<CimInstance[]>

Accepts an object from the pipeline as input.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-NewFriendlyName<String>

Specifies the new friendly name of the physical disk.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ThrottleLimit<Int32>

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-UniqueId<String>

Specifies the UniqueID of the physical disk on which to set attributes.


Aliases

Id

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Usage<Usage>

Specifies the allocation method (usage) for the disk. Valid values are AutoSelect, HotSpare, Journal, ManualSelect, Retired, and Unknown.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_PhysicalDisk

    You can pipe an MSFT_PhysicalDisk object to the InputObject parameter.


Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • None

Notes

  • When using the Storage Spaces subsystem, Set-PhysicalDisk only works on physical disks that have been added to a storage pool.

  • The Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance object is a wrapper class that displays Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) objects. The path after the pound sign (#) provides the namespace and class name for the underlying WMI object.

Examples

Example 1: Change the friendly name of a physical disk

This example changes the friendly name of PhysicalDisk4 to PhysicalDiskInSlot5.


PS C:\> Set-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName "PhysicalDisk4" -NewFriendlyName "PhysicalDiskInSlot5"

Example 2: Change the Usage of a physical disk

This example changes the Usage property of PhysicalDisk2 to AutoSelect.


PS C:\> Set-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName PhysicalDisk2 -Usage AutoSelect

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