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Get-NetAdapterHardwareInfo

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: October 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Get-NetAdapterHardwareInfo

Gets the hardware information of the network adapter.

Syntax

Parameter Set: ByName
Get-NetAdapterHardwareInfo [[-Name] <String[]> ] [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-IncludeHidden] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: ByInstanceID
Get-NetAdapterHardwareInfo -InterfaceDescription <String[]> [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-IncludeHidden] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Get-NetAdapterHardwareInfo cmdlet gets the hardware information of the network adapter. This includes PCI capabilities, MSI capabilities, and PCI device custom properties. Note These are read-only properties.

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

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-IncludeHidden

Specifies both visible and hidden network adapters should be included. By default only visible network adapters are included. If a wildcard character is used in identifying a network adapter and this parameter has been specified, then the wildcard string is matched against both hidden and visible network adapters.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-InterfaceDescription<String[]>

Specifies the network adapter interface description. For a physical network adapter this is typically the name of the vendor of the network adapter followed by a part number and description, such as Contoso 12345 Gigabit Network Device.


Aliases

ifDesc

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

true

-Name<String[]>

Specifies the name of the network adapter.


Aliases

ifAlias, InterfaceAlias

Required?

false

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

true

-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

<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.

  • None

Outputs

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

  • Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/StandardCimv2/MSFT_NetAdapterHardwareInfoSettingData

    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

This example displays the default view of hardware properties for all visible network adapters.


PS C:\> Get-NetAdapterHardwareInfo –Name *

EXAMPLE 2

This example displays all of the hardware information properties for the network adapter named MyAdapter.


PS C:\> Get-NetAdapterHardwareInfo –Name * | Format-List -Property *

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