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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


Gets the settings for MSDSM automatically claiming SAN disks for MPIO.


Get-MSDSMAutomaticClaimSettings [ <CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

The Get-MSDSMAutomaticClaimSettings cmdlet gets the settings for a Microsoft Device Specific Module (MSDSM) automatically claiming storage area network (SAN) disks for Microsoft Multipath I/O (MPIO).

MSDSM can automatically claim serial attached storage (SAS) or Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) or both or neither. Use the Enable-MSDSMAutomaticClaim cmdlet or the Disable-MSDSMAutomaticClaim cmdlet to change the settings.



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


The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • none


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

  • Cim.Instance


Example 1: Get automatic claim settings

This command gets the automatic claim settings for MSDSM. In this instance, MSDSM automatically claims SAS disks, but not iSCSI disks.

PS C:\> Get-MSDSMAutomaticClaimSettings 
Name                            Value

---- -----

iSCSI False

SAS True

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