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Get-CimClass

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-CimClass

Gets a list of CIM classes in a specific namespace.

Syntax

Parameter Set: ComputerSet
Get-CimClass [[-ClassName] <String> ] [[-Namespace] <String> ] [-ComputerName <String[]> ] [-MethodName <String> ] [-OperationTimeoutSec <UInt32> ] [-PropertyName <String> ] [-QualifierName <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: SessionSet
Get-CimClass [[-ClassName] <String> ] [[-Namespace] <String> ] -CimSession <CimSession[]> [-MethodName <String> ] [-OperationTimeoutSec <UInt32> ] [-PropertyName <String> ] [-QualifierName <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Get-CimClass cmdlet retrieves a list of CIM classes in a specific namespace.

If there is no class name supplied, then the cmdlet returns all the classes in the namespace.

Unlike a CIM instance, CIM classes do not contain the CIM session or computer name from which they are retrieved.

Parameters

-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?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ClassName<String>

Specifies the name of the CIM class for which to perform the operation.
NOTE: You can use tab completion to browse the list of classes, because Windows PowerShell gets a list of classes from the local WMI server to provide a list of class names.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ComputerName<String[]>

Specifies the computer on which you want to run the CIM operation. You can specify a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) a NetBIOS name, or an IP address.

If you specify this parameter, the cmdlet creates a temporary session to the specified computer using the WsMan protocol.

If you do not specify this parameter, the cmdlet performs the operation on the local computer using Component Object Model (COM).

If multiple operations are being performed on the same computer, using a CIM session gives better performance.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-MethodName<String>

Finds the classes that have a method matching this name.

You can use wildcard characters with this parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Namespace<String>

Specifies the namespace for CIM operation.

The default namespace is root/cimv2.
NOTE: You can use tab completion to browse the list of namespaces, because Windows PowerShell gets a list of namespaces from the local WMI server to provide the list of namespaces.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-OperationTimeoutSec<UInt32>

Specifies the amount of time that the cmdlet waits for a response from the computer.

By default, the value of this parameter is 0, which means that the cmdlet uses the default timeout value for the server.

If the OperationTimeoutSec parameter is set to a value less than the robust connection retry timeout of 3 minutes, network failures that last more than the value of the OperationTimeoutSec parameter are not recoverable, because the operation on the server times out before the client can reconnect.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PropertyName<String>

Finds the classes which have a property matching this name.

You can use wildcard characters with this parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-QualifierName<String>

Filters the classes by class level qualifier name. You can use wildcard characters with this parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

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

    This cmdlet accepts no input objects.


Outputs

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

  • Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimClass

    This cmdlet returns a CIM class object.


Examples

Example 1: Get all the class definitions

This command gets all the class definitions under the namespace root/cimv2.


PS C:\> Get-CimClass

Example 2: Get the classes with a specific name

This command gets the classes that contain the word disk in their names.


PS C:\> Get-CimClass -ClassName *disk*

Example 3: Get the classes with a specific method name

This command gets the classes that start with the name Win32 and have a method name that starts with Term.


PS C:\> Get-CimClass –ClassName Win32* -MethodName Term*

Example 4: Get the classes with a specific property name

This command gets the classes that start with the name Win32 and have a property named Handle.


PS C:\> Get-CimClass –ClassName Win32* -PropertyName Handle

Example 5: Get the classes with a specific qualifier name

This command gets the classes that start with the name Win32, contain the word Disk in their names and have the specified qualifier Association.


PS C:\> Get-CimClass –ClassName Win32*Disk* -QualifierName Association

Example 6: Get the class definitions from a specific namespace

This command gets the class definitions that contain the word Net in their names from the specified namespace root/standardCimv2.


PS C:\> Get-CimClass -Namespace root/standardCimv2 -ClassName *Net*

Example 7: Get the class definitions from a remote server

This command gets the class definitions that contain the word disk in their names from the specified remote servers Server01 and Server02.


PS C:\> Get-CimClass -ClassName *disk* -ComputerName Server01, Server02

Example 8: Get the classes by using a CIM session

This set of commands creates a session with multiple computers and stores it into a variable $s using the New-CimSession cmdlet, and then gets the classes using the Get-CimClass cmdlet.


 

PS C:\> $s = New-CimSession -ComputerName Server01, Server02

 

PS C:\> Get-CimClass -ClassName *disk* -CimSession $s

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