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I'm trying to retrieve the current masking sets using PowerShell 2.0 on a Windows Server 2008 R2. Unfortunately, the cmdlet Get-MaskingSet does not exist under this PowerShell version.
Are there any other ways to retrieve this list from this particular configuration?

Get-MaskingSet
Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

  • This might seem like an obvious point, but why not install powershell 4.0 on the server? – Colyn1337 Jul 22 '14 at 19:20
  • @Colyn1337 I would like to, but it needs to be performed with the default installation. – slybloty Jul 22 '14 at 19:33
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    You could create a new 08r2 base image and slip the WMF4.0 install in there. I'm weighing the effort involved between reverse engineering a cmdlet or creating a new server WIM. To me, creating a new server image would be the easiest and fastest. – Colyn1337 Jul 23 '14 at 17:12
  • @Colyn1337 That would be a great idea if I didn't have to deploy the packaged script over multiple servers which I'm not in charge of. – slybloty Jul 23 '14 at 17:21
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You can use good old WMI:

Get-WmiObject -Namespace "root\Microsoft\Windows\Storage\providers_v2" -Class "MSFT_StorageSubSystemToMaskingSet"

Not sure what bit of information you are after but this should get you started.

  • This namespace (root\Microsoft\Windows\Storage\providers_v2) is not available for Windows 2008 R2 with SCVMM 2012. – slybloty Sep 10 '14 at 17:50

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