Get-CimClass

Gets a list of CIM classes in a specific namespace.
Get-CimClass [[-ClassName] <String>] [[-Namespace] <String>] [-ComputerName <String[]>] [-MethodName <String>][-OperationTimeoutSec <UInt32>] [-PropertyName <String>] [-QualifierName <String>] [<CommonParameters>]
Get-CimClass [[-ClassName] <String>] [[-Namespace] <String>] [-MethodName <String>] [-OperationTimeoutSec<UInt32>] [-PropertyName <String>] [-QualifierName <String>] -CimSession* <CimSession[]> [<CommonParameters>]

The Get-CimClass cmdlet retrieves a list of 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.

Parameters
-CimSession <CimSession[]>

  • This value is required
  • Accepts pipeline input ByValue

ps_cimcommon_cimsession

-ClassName <String>

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 wps_2 gets a list of classes from the local WMI server to provide a list of class names.

-ComputerName <String[]>

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.

-MethodName <String>

Finds the classes that have a method matching this name.

You can use wildcard characters with this parameter.

-Namespace <String>

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 wps_2 gets a list of namespaces from the local WMI server to provide the list of namespaces.

-OperationTimeoutSec <UInt32>

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.

-PropertyName <String>

Finds the classes which have a property matching this name.

You can use wildcard characters with this parameter.

-QualifierName <String>

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

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

Inputs

None

This cmdlet accepts no input objects.

Outputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimClass

This cmdlet returns a CIM class object.

Examples
  1. Get all the class definitions:
    PS C:> Get-CimClass
    

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

Related Links

New-CimSession