Get-WdsClient

Gets client devices from the pending device database, or pre-staged devices from Active Directory or the stand-alone server device database.

Syntax

Get-WdsClient
   -DeviceID <String>
   [-SearchForest]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-WdsClient
   -DeviceID <String>
   [-Domain]
   [-DomainName <String>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-WdsClient
   -DeviceID <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-WdsClient
   [-DeviceName <String>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-WdsClient
   [-Domain]
   [-DomainName <String>]
   [-DeviceName <String>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-WdsClient
   [-SearchForest]
   [-DeviceName <String>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-WdsClient
   -PendingClientStatus <PendingClientStatusFlag>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-WdsClient
   -RequestId <UInt32>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-WdsClient cmdlet gets client devices from the Pending Device database, or pre-staged clients from Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) or the stand-alone server device database.

You can get client devices or pre-staged clients by specifying a name or an ID. An ID is a GUID, media access control (MAC) address, or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) identifier associated with the computer.

When you get clients from AD DS, you can specify a client within AD DS domain of the server that runs Windows Deployment Services, in a specified domain, or anywhere in the current AD DS forest.

To get pre-staged clients from the Pending Devices database, specify whether to get devices that are approved, denied, or pending.

Examples

Example 1: Get a device in a domain by specifying its ID

PS C:\> Get-WdsClient -DeviceID "5a7a1def-2e1f-4a7b-a792-ae5275b6ef92" -Domain -DomainName "TSQA.Contoso.com"

This command gets the device that has the specified ID. The command looks for this device in the AD DS domain named TSQA.Contoso.com.

Example 2: Get a device in a domain by specifying its ID

PS C:\>Get-WdsClient -DeviceName "TSQA076" -Domain "TSQA.Contoso.com"

This command gets the device named TSQA076. The command looks for this device in the AD DS domain named TSQA.Contoso.com.

Example 3: Get a device in the current forest by specifying its ID

PS C:\>Get-WdsClient -DeviceID "5a7a1def-2e1f-4a7b-a792-ae5275b6ef92" -SearchForest

This command gets the device that has the specified ID. The command looks for this device in the current AD DS forest.

Example 4: Get a device in the current forest by specifying its name

PS C:\>Get-WdsClient -DeviceName "TSQA022" -SearchForest

This command gets the device named TSQA022. The command looks for this device in the current AD DS forest.

Example 5: Get all pending devices

PS C:\>Get-WdsClient -PendingClientStatus Pending

This command gets all clients that have a status of Pending in the Pending Devices database.

Example 6: Get a pending device by specifying its request ID

PS C:\>Get-WdsClient -RequestId 21

This command gets the client that has the request ID 21 in the Pending Devices database.

Required Parameters

-DeviceID

Specifies the ID of the computer. This identifier is the GUID of a network adapter, a MAC address, or a DHCP unique identifier associated with the computer.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Domain

Indicates that the cmdlet refers to pre-staged clients in the domain specified by the DomainName parameter, instead of the domain of the server that runs Windows Deployment Services or the whole forest.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PendingClientStatus

Specifies a pending client status. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • Any
  • Approved
  • Denied
  • Pending
Type:PendingClientStatusFlag
Parameter Sets:Pending, Approved, Denied, Any
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RequestId

Specifies the request ID that the server that runs Windows Deployment Services allocates to a device in the Pending Device database. If you do not specify this parameter, the cmdlet gets all devices that match the value specified in the PendingClientStatus parameter.

Type:UInt32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SearchForest

Indicates that the cmdlet refers to pre-staged devices anywhere in the current AD DS forest. If you do not specify this parameter and do not specify the Domain parameter, the cmdlet looks for pre-staged devices in the local domain.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete. The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet. For more information about Windows PowerShell® background jobs, see about_Jobs.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Aliases:Session
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DeviceName

Specifies the name of the computer associated with the pre-staged client. This is a sAMAccountName value.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DomainName

Specifies a domain name. Specify a value for this parameter only if you specify the Domain parameter.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#MSFT_WdsClient