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Remove-CimSession

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

Remove-CimSession

Removes one or more CIM sessions.

Syntax

Parameter Set: CimSessionSet
Remove-CimSession [-CimSession] <CimSession[]> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: ComputerNameSet
Remove-CimSession [-ComputerName] <String[]> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: InstanceIdSet
Remove-CimSession -InstanceId <Guid[]> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: NameSet
Remove-CimSession -Name <String[]> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: SessionIdSet
Remove-CimSession [-Id] <UInt32[]> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Remove-CimSession cmdlet removes one or more CIM session objects from the local Windows PowerShell® session.

Parameters

-CimSession<CimSession[]>

Runs the command using the specified CIM session. Enter a variable that contains the CIM session, or a command that creates or gets the CIM session, such as the New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlets. For more information, see about_CimSessions.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ComputerName<String[]>

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

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, connecting using a CIM session gives better performance.


Aliases

cn, ServerName

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Id<UInt32[]>

Specifies the ID of the CIM session to remove. Specify one or more IDs separated by commas, or use the range operator (..) to specify a range of IDs.

An ID is an integer that uniquely identifies the CIM session in the current Windows PowerShell session. It is easier to remember and type than InstanceId, but it is unique only within the current Windows PowerShell session.

For more information about the range operator, see about_Operators.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-InstanceId<Guid[]>

Specifies the instance ID of the CIM session to remove.

InstanceID is a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) that uniquely identifies a CIM session. The InstanceID is unique, even when you have multiple sessions running in Windows PowerShell.

The InstanceID is stored in the InstanceID property of the object that represents a CIM session.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String[]>

Specifies the friendly name of the CIM session to remove. You can use wildcard characters with this parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

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

    This cmdlet accepts no input objects.


Outputs

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

  • System.Object

    This cmdlet returns an object that contains CIM session information.


Examples

Example 1: Remove all the CIM sessions

This command retrieves all the available CIM sessions on the local computer using the Get-CimSession cmdlet, and then removes them using the Remove-CimSession.


PS C:\> Get-CimSession | Remove-CimSession

Example 2: Remove a specific CIM session

This command removes the CIM session that has an ID value of 5.


PS C:\> Remove-CimSession -Id 5

Example 3: Show the list of CIM sessions to remove by using the WhatIf parameter

This command uses the common parameter WhatIf to specify that the removal should not be done, but only output what would happen if it were done.


PS C:\> Remove-CimSession -Name a* -WhatIf

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