Display a list of volumes on a remote computer

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 5 Oct. 2011 / Last Updated on 5 Oct. 2011]

How to use the Get-WmiObject Windows PowerShell cmdlet to display a list of volumes on a remote computer.

Get-WmiObject is one of the Windows PowerShell cmdlets that can act on a remote computer by using the -ComputerName parameter. You can use the Get-WmiObject cmdlet to quickly display a list of volumes on a remote computer. For example, if the name of the remote computer is SEA-SRV-01 then you could type the following command from the Windows PowerShell command shell:

Get-WmiObject Win32_LogicalDisk -ComputerName SEA-SRV-01 | Format-Table

The results will be formatted like this:

DeviceID    DriveType    ProviderName    FreeSpace    Size    VolumeName

You can also abbreviate the above command like this:

gwmi Win32_LogicalDisk –cn SEA-SRV-01 | ft

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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