The other day a colleague asked me how to use PowerShell to gather information about what operating system was running inside of each virtual machine on a Hyper-V server. I went to point them to this blog post: Scripts to Inventory Virtual Machines [Hyper-V]. But then realized that there were two problems:
- This script uses the v1 WMI namespace – so will only work on Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012 hosts
- This script is still using the old WMI v1 client APIs
So – here is an updated version:
Just like the last one, this will produce a nicely formatted table of what virtual machines are running, and what operating system is inside them.