Invoke-​CM​Wmi​Method

Calls a WMI method.

Syntax

Invoke-CMWmiMethod
      [-ClassName] <String>
      [-Confirm]
      [-DisableWildcardHandling]
      [-ForceWildcardHandling]
      -MethodName <String>
      [-Parameter <Hashtable>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Invoke-CMWmiMethod
      [-InputObject] <IResultObject>
      [-Confirm]
      [-DisableWildcardHandling]
      [-ForceWildcardHandling]
      -MethodName <String>
      [-Parameter <Hashtable>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Invoke-CMWmiMethod cmdlet calls Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) methods provided in Configuration Manager.

Examples

Example 1: Call a WMI method by using the pipeline

PS C:\> Get-CMBoundaryGroup -Name "Boundary1" | Invoke-CMWmiMethod -MethodName "AddBoundary" -Parameter @{BoundaryId = 16777217,16777218}

This command uses a WMI method to add an array of boundaries to a boundary group.

The command gets the boundary group object named Boundary1 and uses the pipeline operator to pass the object to Invoke-CMWmiMethod. Invoke-CMWmiMethod calls the WMI method AddBoundary which adds the boundaries specified by their IDs to boundary group Boundary1.

Required Parameters

-ClassName

Specifies the name of the WMI class that contains the static method you want to call.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InputObject

Specifies a management object or a Configuration Management object.

Type:IResultObject
Aliases:Instance
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MethodName

Specifies the name of the method to invoke. This parameter is mandatory and cannot be null or empty.

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

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DisableWildcardHandling

DisableWildcardHandling treats wildcard characters as literal character values. Cannot be combined with ForceWildcardHandling.

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

ForceWildcardHandling processes wildcard characters and may lead to unexpected behavior (not recommended). Cannot be combined with DisableWildcardHandling.

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

Specifies the name of the property and the value for the method. The name and value must be in a name/value pair. The name/value pair is passed on the command line as a hash table.

Type:Hashtable
Aliases:Parameters
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False