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Get-CimClass

Brian Lich|Last Updated: 3/26/2017

SYNOPSIS

Gets a list of CIM classes in a specific namespace.

SYNTAX

ComputerSet (Default)

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

SessionSet

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

DESCRIPTION

The Get-CimClass cmdlet gets a list of Common Information Model (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.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Get all the class definitions

PS C:\> Get-CimClass

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

Example 2: Get the classes with a specific name

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

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

Example 3: Get the classes with a specific method name

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

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

Example 4: Get the classes with a specific property name

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

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

Example 5: Get the classes with a specific qualifier name

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

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

Example 6: Get the class definitions from a specific namespace

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

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

Example 7: Get the class definitions from a remote server

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

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

Example 8: Get the classes by using a CIM session

PS C:\> $s = New-CimSession -ComputerName Server01, Server02
PS C:\> Get-CimClass -ClassName *disk* -CimSession $s

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.

PARAMETERS

-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.

Type: CimSession[]
Parameter Sets: SessionSet
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ClassName

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.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ComputerName

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.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: ComputerSet
Aliases: CN, ServerName

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-MethodName

Finds the classes that have a method matching this name.

You can use wildcard characters with this parameter.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Namespace

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.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: 1
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-OperationTimeoutSec

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.

Type: UInt32
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: OT

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-PropertyName

Finds the classes which have a property matching this name.

You can use wildcard characters with this parameter.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-QualifierName

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

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

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

INPUTS

None

This cmdlet accepts no input objects.

OUTPUTS

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimClass

This cmdlet returns a CIM class object.

NOTES

Get-CimSession

New-CimSession

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