Win32_Desktop - WMI sample in Powershell

The foundations for Manageability in Windows 7/2008/Vista/XP/2000 and Millennium Edition/'98 are Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI; formerly WBEM) and WMI extensions for Windows Driver Model (WDM).

ActiveXperts Network Monitor provides the ability to build monitor check routines based on WMI. ActiveXperts has collected more than a hundred WMI samples. You can use these samples as a base for new check routines you can write yourself.

On this site, you can find many WMI samples.

The Win32_Desktop WMI class can be used in ActiveXperts Network Monitor to monitor your servers.


Win32_Desktop

Description

The Win32_Desktop WMI class represents the common characteristics of a user`s desktop. The properties of this class can be modified by the user to customize the desktop.

Example(s)

# get-desktop.ps1
# Gets and displays Desktop info from WMI using PowerShell
# Thomas Lee - tfl@psp.co.uk

# Get desktop info from MSDN

$desktops = Get-WmiObject win32_desktop

"This system has {0} desktop objects" -f $desktops.length

Doreach ($dt in $desktops) {
"Desktop {0}" -f $i++
"  BorderWidth           : {0}" -f $dt.BorderWidth 
"  Caption               : {0}" -f $dt.Caption
"  CoolSwitch            : {0}" -f $dt.CoolSwitch
"  CursorBlinkRate       : {0}" -f $dt.CursorBlinkRate
"  Description           : {0}" -f $dt.Description 
"  DragFullWindows       : {0}" -f $dt.DragFullWindows
"  GridGranularity       : {0}" -f $dt.GridGranularity 
"  IconSpacing           : {0}" -f $dt.IconSpacing
"  IconTitleFaceName     : {0}" -f $dt.IconTitleFaceName
"  IconTitleSize         : {0}" -f $dt.IconTitleSize
"  IconTitleWrap         : {0}" -f $dt.conTitleWrap
"  Name                  : {0}" -f $dt.Name
"  Pattern               : {0}" -f $dt.Pattern 
"  ScreenSaverActive     : {0}" -f $dt.ScreenSaverActive
"  ScreenSaverExecutable : {0}" -f $dt.ScreenSaverExecutable
"  ScreenSaverSecure     : {0}" -f $dt.creenSaverSecure
"  ScreenSaverTimeout    : {0}" -f $dt.ScreenSaverTimeout
"  SettingID             : {0}" -f $dt.SettingID
"  Wallpaper             : {0}" -f $dt.Wallpaper
"  WallpaperStretched    : {0}" -f $dt.WallpaperStretched
"  WallpaperTiled        : {0}" -f $dt.WallpaperTiled
""
}