Get the CIM session objects created in the current wps_1 session.
Syntax Get-CimSession [[-ComputerName] String] [CommonParameters] Get-CimSession [-Id] UInt32 [CommonParameters] Get-CimSession -InstanceId Guid [CommonParameters] Get-CimSession -Name String [CommonParameters] Key -ComputerName String The name of the computer from which to get CIM sessions. Wildcards are permitted. -Id UInt32 The identifier (ID) of the CIM session to get. For one or more 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 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 The instance IDs of the CIM session to get. InstanceID is a 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 Get one or more CIM sessions which contain the specified friendly names. Wildcard characters are permitted. CommonParameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -WarningAction, -WarningVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable -OutVariable.
Standard Aliases for Get-CIMSession: gcms
If used without any parameters, the cmdlet gets all of the CIM sessions created in the current wps_2 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, IDs, or instance IDs. see about_CimSessions.
Create a CIM session to multiple computers:
PS C:\> New-CimSession -ComputerName Server64,Server65
Then get the CIM sessions by using Get-CimSession:
PS C:\> Get-CimSession
Get a list of CIM sessions and then format the list in a table:
PS C:\> Get-CimSession | Format-Table -Property ComputerName,InstanceID
Get all the CIM sessions that have names that begin with the characters serv:
PS C:\> Get-CimSession -ComputerName Serv*
Get a specific CIM session:
PS C:\> Get-CimSession -ID 2
“I tell you, when I die I’m not going to have a funeral, I’m going to have a jam session. And, knowing me, I’ll probably get busted at my own funeral. I shall have them playing everything I did musically – everything I enjoyed doing most. The music will be played loud and it will be our music.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
Related PowerShell Commands:
Get-CimInstance - Get a managed resource (storage, network, software etc.)
Invoke-CimMethod - Invoke a method of a CIM class or CIM instance.
New-CimSession - Create a CIM session
New-CimSessionOption - Specify advanced options for New-CimSession.