Get-WmiObject taking too much time to get executed RRS feed

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  • Query to get all installed application is taking too much time

    Get-WmiObject -Class win32_product -ComputerName $Computer | Where-Object -FilterScript {$_.Name -match $ApplicationName}

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    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:12 AM
  • Yes.  That command can be very slow as it validates every program it finds.  Use a filter to return just one application.


    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:21 PM
  • Hi niravath.pintu,

    Get-WmiObject takes a long time, how to fix? Is a question that comes up regularly.

    When you are query this command on external computers, for each computer is WMI creating a DCOM link, that takes time.

    Use Invoke-Commandinstead, for better performance. If you do not want to use Invoke-Command, then always remote use CIM (Get-CimInstance) instead of WMI to gain speed.


    CIM vs. WMI CmdLets – Speed comparison

    Use PowerShell to Run WMI Commands on Remote Computers

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    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:29 PM
  • Neither Invoke-Command nor Get-CimInstance will provide noticaeable performance improvements with the class.


    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:30 PM
  • Win32_product returns every application, which takes a lot of time.  Using sql-like filters:

    # 42 sec locally
    Get-WmiObject win32_product -ComputerName $Computer -filter "name like '%$ApplicationName%'"


    # 26 sec locally
    Get-WmiObject win32_product -ComputerName $Computer -filter "name = '$ApplicationName'"

    # 1 min 26 sec locally
    Get-WmiObject win32_product -ComputerName $Computer |
      Where Name -match $ApplicationName

    This class is particularly slow:  https://stackoverflow.com/questions/25083520/wmi-select-from-win32-product-takes-a-long-time

    • Proposed as answer by Richard MuellerMVP Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:14 PM
    • Edited by JS2010 Friday, April 27, 2018 5:39 AM
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:56 PM