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CIM Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell® is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. This reference topic for the information technology (IT) professional provides assistance in utilizing the Windows PowerShell cmdlets to script and automate tasks.

CIM Cmdlets

This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all CIM cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet.


Cmdlet Description


Gets the CIM instances that are connected to a specific CIM instance by an association.


Retrieves a list of CIM classes in a specific namespace.


Gets the CIM instances of a class from a CIM server.


Gets the CIM session objects from the current session.


Invokes a method of a CIM class.


Creates a CIM instance.


Creates a CIM session.


Specifies advanced options for the New-CimSession cmdlet.


Subscribes to indications using a filter expression or a query expression.


Removes a CIM instance from a computer.


Removes one or more CIM sessions.


Modifies a CIM instance on a computer.

To list all the cmdlets that are available, use the Get-Command –Module CimCmdlets cmdlet.

For more information about, or for the syntax of, any of the cmdlets, use the Get-Help <cmdlet name> cmdlet, where <cmdlet name> is the name of the cmdlet that you want to research. For more detailed information, you can run any of the following cmdlets:

Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Detailed
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Examples
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Full

More Information

For more information about the cmdlets, see the following:

CIM Classes

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