Removes one or more CIM sessions.
Remove-CimSession [-CimSession*] <CimSession[]> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-CimSession [-ComputerName*] <String[]> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-CimSession [-Id*] <UInt32[]> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-CimSession -InstanceId* <Guid[]> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-CimSession -Name* <String[]> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

The Remove-CimSession cmdlet removes one or more CIM session objects from the local wps_1 session.

-CimSession <CimSession[]>

  • This value is required
  • Accepts pipeline input ByValue

Runs the command using the specified CIM session. Enter a variable that contains the CIM session, or a command that creates or gets the CIM session, such as the New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlets.

-ComputerName <String[]>

Specifies the name of the computer on which you want to run the CIM operation. You can specify a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or a NetBIOS name.

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, connecting using a CIM session gives better performance.

-Id <UInt32[]>

Specifies the ID of the CIM session to remove. Specify one or more IDs separated by commas, or use the range operator (..) to specify a range of IDs.

An ID is an integer that uniquely identifies the CIM session in the current wps_2 session. It is easier to remember and type than InstanceId, but it is unique only within the current wps_2 session.

-InstanceId <Guid[]>

Specifies the instance ID of the CIM session to remove.

InstanceID is a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) that uniquely identifies a CIM session. The InstanceID is unique, even when you have multiple sessions running in wps_2.

The InstanceID is stored in the InstanceID property of the object that represents a CIM session.

-Name <String[]>

Specifies the friendly name of the CIM session to remove. You can use wildcard characters with this parameter.

-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false


-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false



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



This cmdlet accepts no input objects.



This cmdlet returns an object that contains CIM session information.

  1. Remove all the CIM sessions:
    PS C:>  Get-CimSession | Remove-CimSession

    This command retrieves all the available CIM sessions on the local computer using the Get-CimSession cmdlet, and then removes them using the Remove-CimSession.

  2. Remove a specific CIM session:
    PS C:>  Remove-CimSession -Id 5

    This command removes the CIM session that has an ID value of 5.

  3. Show the list of CIM sessions to remove by using the WhatIf parameterby the parameter:
    PS C:> Remove-CimSession -Name a* -WhatIf

    This command uses the common parameter WhatIf to specify that the removal should not be done, but only output what would happen if it were done.

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