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View the Properties of an Item in a Deployment Share
Each item in a deployment share has different set of properties. You can view the properties of an item in a deployment share using the Get-ItemProperty cmdlet. The Get-ItemProperty cmdlet uses the MDTProvider to display the properties for a specific item, just as you can see the properties in the Deployment Workbench.
If want wish to view the properties of multiple items in a deployment share using Windows PowerShell, see Automating Population of a Deployment Share.
To view the properties of an item in a deployment share using Windows PowerShell
1. Load the MDT Windows PowerShell snap-in as described in Loading the MDT Windows PowerShell Snap-In.
2. Ensure that the MDT deployments that share Windows PowerShell drives are restored using the Restore-MDTPersistentDrive cmdlet, as shown in the following example:
Note If the MDT deployments that share Windows PowerShell drives are already restored, you will receive a warning message indicating that the cmdlet is unable to restore the drive.
3. Verify that the MDT deployments that share Windows PowerShell drives are restored properly using the Get-PSDrive cmdlet, as shown in the following example:
Get-PSDrive -PSProvider Microsoft.BDD.PSSnapIn\MDTProvider
The list of Windows PowerShell drives provided using the MDTProvider are listed.
4. Return a list of the items for the type of item for which you are wanting to view the properties using the Get-Item cmdlet, as shown in the following example:
Get-Item "DS001:\Operating Systems\*" | Format-List
In the previous example, a list of all the operating systems in the deployment share is displayed. The output is piped to the Format-List cmdlet so that the long names of the operating systems can be seen. For more information on how to use the Format-List cmdlet, see Using the Format-List Cmdlet. The same process could be used to return the list of other types of items, such as device drivers or applications.
Tip You could have also used the dir command to view the list of operating systems instead of the Get-Item cmdlet.
5. View the properties of one of the items listed in the previous step using the Get-ItemProperty cmdlet, as shown in the following example:
Get-ItemProperty -Path "DS002:\Operating Systems\Windows 8 in Windows 8 x64 install.wim"
In this example, the value of the Path parameter is the fully qualified Windows PowerShell path to the item, including the file name that was returned in the previous step. You could use the same process to view the properties of other types of items, such as device drivers or applications.