PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Retrieve CIM Methods

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to retrieve CIM methods.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to dynamically obtain a list of CIM methods?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the following script:



$ClassList = Get-CimClass;


foreach ($CimClass in $ClassList) {

    foreach ($CimMethod in $CimClass.CimClassMethods) {

        $Method = [PSCustomObject]@{

            Class = $CimClass.CimClassName;

            MethodName = $CimMethod.Name;

            Static = $false;


        if ($CimMethod.Qualifiers.Name -contains 'static') {

            $Method.Static = $true;





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