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Using the get-Namespace Command

Corey Plett|Last Updated: 11/16/2016

Applies To: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Displays information about a custom namespace.


Windows Server 2008 R2

wdsutil /Get-Namespace /Namespace:<Namespace name> [/Server:<Server name>] [/Show:Clients]

Windows Server 2008 R2

wdsutil /Get-Namespace /Namespace:<Namespace name> [/Server:<Server name>] [/details:Clients]


/Namespace:Specifies the name of the namespace. Note that this is not the friendly name, and it must be unique.

- Deployment Server: The syntax for namespace name is /Namspace:WDS://. For example: WDS:ImageGroup1/install.wim/1
- Transport Server: This value should match the name given to the namespace when it was created on the server.
[/Server:]Specifies the name of the server. This can be the NetBIOS name or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN). If no server name is specified, the local server is used.
[/Show:Clients] or [/details:Clients]Displays information about client computers that are connected to the specified namespace.


To view information about a namespace, type:

wdsutil /Get-Namespace /Namespace:"Custom Auto 1"

To view information about a namespace and the clients that are connected, type one of the following:

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