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New-DbaCmConnection

Availability Windows only

 

Synopsis

Generates a connection object for use in remote computer management.

Description

Generates a connection object for use in remote computer management. Those objects are used for the purpose of cim/wmi queries, caching which protocol worked, optimizing performance and minimizing authentication errors.

New-DbaCmConnection will create a NEW object and overwrite any existing ones for the specified computer. Furthermore, information stored in the input beyond the computername will be discarded in favor of the new settings.

Unless the connection cache has been disabled, all connections will automatically be registered in the cache, so no further action is necessary. The output is primarily for information purposes, however it may be used to pass objects and circumvent the cache with those.

NOTE: Generally, this function need not be used, as a first connection to a computer using any connecting function such as "Get-DbaCmObject" will automatically register a new default connection for it.

This function exists to be able to preconfigure connections.

Syntax

New-DbaCmConnection
    [-ComputerName <DbaCmConnectionParameter[]>]
    [-Credential <PSCredential>]
    [-OverrideExplicitCredential]
    [-DisabledConnectionTypes {None | CimRM | CimDCOM | Wmi | PowerShellRemoting}]
    [-DisableBadCredentialCache]
    [-DisableCimPersistence]
    [-DisableCredentialAutoRegister]
    [-EnableCredentialFailover]
    [-WindowsCredentialsAreBad]
    [-CimWinRMOptions <WSManSessionOptions>]
    [-CimDCOMOptions <DComSessionOptions>]
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

New-DbaCmConnection
    [-ComputerName <DbaCmConnectionParameter[]>]
    [-UseWindowsCredentials]
    [-OverrideExplicitCredential]
    [-DisabledConnectionTypes {None | CimRM | CimDCOM | Wmi | PowerShellRemoting}]
    [-DisableBadCredentialCache]
    [-DisableCimPersistence]
    [-DisableCredentialAutoRegister]
    [-EnableCredentialFailover]
    [-CimWinRMOptions <WSManSessionOptions>]
    [-CimDCOMOptions <DComSessionOptions>]
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> New-DbaCmConnection -ComputerName sql2014 -UseWindowsCredentials -OverrideExplicitCredential -DisabledConnectionTypes CimRM

Returns a new configuration object for connecting to the computer sql2014.

  • The current user credentials are set as valid
  • The connection is configured to ignore explicit credentials (so all connections use the windows credentials)
  • The connections will not try using CIM over WinRM
    Unless caching is globally disabled, this is automatically stored in the connection cache and will be applied automatically.
    In that (the default) case, the output is for information purposes only and need not be used.
Example: 2
PS C:\> Get-Content computers.txt | New-DbaCmConnection -Credential $cred -CimWinRMOptions $options -DisableBadCredentialCache -OverrideExplicitCredential

Gathers a list of computers from a text file, then creates and registers connections for each of them, setting them to ...

  • use the credentials stored in $cred
  • use the options stored in $options when connecting using CIM over WinRM
  • not store credentials that are known to not work
  • to ignore explicitly specified credentials
    Essentially, this configures all connections to those computers to prefer failure with the specified credentials over using alternative credentials.

Optional Parameters

-ComputerName

The computer to build the connection object for.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value $env:COMPUTERNAME
-Credential

The credential to register.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-UseWindowsCredentials

Whether using the default windows credentials is legit. Not setting this will not exclude using windows credentials, but only not pre-confirm them as working.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-OverrideExplicitCredential

Setting this will enable the credential override. The override will cause the system to ignore explicitly specified credentials, so long as known, good credentials are available.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-DisabledConnectionTypes

Explicitly disable connection types. These types will then not be used for connecting to the computer.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value None
-DisableBadCredentialCache

Will prevent the caching of credentials if set to true.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-DisableCimPersistence

Will prevent Cim-Sessions to be reused.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-DisableCredentialAutoRegister

Will prevent working credentials from being automatically cached

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-EnableCredentialFailover

Will enable automatic failing over to known to work credentials, when using bad credentials. By default, passing bad credentials will cause the Computer Management functions to interrupt with a warning (Or exception if in silent mode).

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-WindowsCredentialsAreBad

Will prevent the windows credentials of the currently logged on user from being used for the remote connection.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-CimWinRMOptions

Specify a set of options to use when connecting to the target computer using CIM over WinRM. Use 'New-CimSessionOption' to create such an object.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-CimDCOMOptions

Specify a set of options to use when connecting to the target computer using CIM over DCOM. Use 'New-CimSessionOption' to create such an object.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-WhatIf

If this switch is enabled, no actions are performed but informational messages will be displayed that explain what would happen if the command were to run.

Alias wi
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Confirm

If this switch is enabled, you will be prompted for confirmation before executing any operations that change state.

Alias cf
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out New-DbaCmConnection on GitHub.
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