Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to search for CIM classes.
How can I use Windows PowerShell to find a CIM class on my machine?
Use Get-WmiObject in List mode. For instance, to find the class for working with the registry, use:
Get-WmiObject -Namespace root -Class StdRegProv -List –Recurse
Note If you don’t know where a class can be found, always start at the root.
If you want to find the classes for working with disks:
Get-WmiObject -Namespace root -Class *disk* -List -Recurse
If you know the namespace, you can simplify the search:
Get-WmiObject -Namespace rootcimv2 -Class *disk* -List –Recurse
Note If you don’t provide a namespace, the default of rootcimv2 is used.
When you find likely classes, use Get-CimClass to investigate details.