Get-CimSession

Gets the CIM session objects from the current session.

Syntax

Get-CimSession
   [[-ComputerName] <String[]>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-CimSession
   [-Id] <UInt32[]>
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-CimSession
   -InstanceId <Guid[]>
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-CimSession
   -Name <String[]>
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

By default, the cmdlet gets all of the CIM sessions created in the current PowerShell session. You can use the parameters of Get-CimSession to get the sessions that are for particular computers, or you can identify sessions by their names or other identifiers. Get-CimSession does not get CIM sessions that were created in other PowerShell sessions or that were created on other computers.

For more information about CIM sessions, see about_CimSession.

Examples

Example 1: Get CIM sessions from the current PowerShell session

This example creates CIM sessions using New-CimSession, and then gets the CIM sessions using Get-CimSession.

New-CimSession -ComputerName Server01,Server02
Get-CimSession

Id           : 1
Name         : CimSession1
InstanceId   : d1413bc3-162a-4cb8-9aec-4d2c61253d59
ComputerName : Server01
Protocol     : WSMAN

Id           : 2
Name         : CimSession2
InstanceId   : c0095981-52c5-4e7f-a5bb-c4c680541710
ComputerName : Server02
Protocol     : WSMAN

Example 2: Get the CIM sessions to a specific computer

This example gets the CIM sessions that are connected to the computer named Server02.

Get-CimSession -ComputerName Server02

Id           : 2
Name         : CimSession2
InstanceId   : c0095981-52c5-4e7f-a5bb-c4c680541710
ComputerName : Server02
Protocol     : WSMAN

Example 3: Get a list of CIM sessions and then format the list

This example gets all CIM sessions in the current PowerShell session and displays a table containing only the ComputerName and InstanceID properties.

Get-CimSession | Format-Table -Property ComputerName,InstanceId

ComputerName InstanceId
------------ ----------
Server01     d1413bc3-162a-4cb8-9aec-4d2c61253d59
Server02     c0095981-52c5-4e7f-a5bb-c4c680541710

Example 4: Get all the CIM sessions that have specific names

This example gets all CIM sessions that have names that begin with serv.

Get-CimSession -ComputerName Serv*

Id           : 1
Name         : CimSession1
InstanceId   : d1413bc-162a-4cb8-9aec-4d2c61253d59
ComputerName : Server01
Protocol     : WSMAN

Id           : 2
Name         : CimSession2
InstanceId   : c0095981-52c5-4e7f-a5bb-c4c680541710
ComputerName : Server02
Protocol     : WSMAN

Example 5: Get a specific CIM session

This example gets the CIM session that has an Id of 2.

Get-CimSession -ID 2

Id           : 2
Name         : CimSession2
InstanceId   : c0095981-52c5-4e7f-a5bb-c4c680541710
ComputerName : Server02
Protocol     : WSMAN

Parameters

-ComputerName

Specifies the name of the computer to get CIM sessions connected to. Wildcard characters are permitted.

Type:String[]
Aliases:CN, ServerName
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:True
-Id

Specifies the identifier of the CIM session to get. For multiple IDs, use commas to separate the IDs or use the range operator (..) to specify a range of IDs. An Id is an integer that uniquely identifies the CIM session within the current PowerShell session.

For more information about the range operator, see about_Operators.

Type:UInt32[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InstanceId

Specifies the instance IDs of the CIM session to get.

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 PowerShell.

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

Type:Guid[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Gets one or more CIM sessions which contain the specified friendly names. Wildcard characters are permitted.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:True

Inputs

None

Outputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimSession