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Win32_TapeDrive powershell sample code

The foundations for Manageability in Windows is 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. The Win32_TapeDrive WMI class can be used in ActiveXperts Network Monitor to monitor your servers.


The Win32_TapeDrive WMI class represents a tape drive on a Windows computer. Tape drives are primarily distinguished by the fact that they can be accessed only sequentially.

Sample Code

$computer = "LocalHost" 
$namespace = "root\CIMV2" 
Get-WmiObject -class Win32_TapeDrive -computername $computer -namespace $namespace