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Published: February 6, 2013

Updated: February 6, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2012


Gets the storage provider for Storage Spaces.


Get-SpacesProvider [ <CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

The Get-SpacesProvider cmdlet gets the StorageProvider object for the Storage Spaces subsystem, which you can then use with cmdlets from the Storage module.



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.

  • Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_StorageProvider

    This cmdlet returns an object that represents the storage provider for Storage Spaces.


  • This cmdlet is similar to the Get-StorageProvider cmdlet of the Storage module, except that instead of getting all storage providers, the Get-SpacesProvider cmdlet gets only the Storage Spaces provider.

  • The StorageSpaces module is a downloadable module available for use with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. You can download the module from the Script Center.


Example 1 – Get the Storage Spaces provider

PS C:\> Get-SpacesProvider

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