[PS] Get-MyUpTime

Uptime of Windows boxes

An cmdlet that is still missing in WMF5 as a default command.

So I decided to write a function for it.

This script determines the version of the WSMAN :

  • 2.0 Windows 7,2008,2008R2
  • 3.0 Windows 8 and higher

Because the WSMAN v2.0 is not CIM capable only WMI

Function Get-MyUpTime {
   Get the uptime of windows boxes
   Get The uptime of a single or multiple windows boxes
   This Function checks the WSMan version to determine the usage WMI or CIM
   The default check is done using CIM if the WSMANversion is not equal to 2.0

   This script has been tested on 
   - Windows 7
   - Windows 7 SP1
   - Windows 8
   - Windows 8.1
   - Windows 10
   - Windows Server 2008
   - Windows Server 2008 R2
   - Windows Server 2012
   - Windows Server 2012 R2

    $Computer = (Get-ADcomputer -Filter {OperatingSystem -Like "Windows*"}).name
    Get-MyUpTime -Computer $Computer
    Get-MyUpTime -Computer 'Server1','Server3','Server2'
    $Computer = (Get-ADcomputer -Filter {OperatingSystem -Like "Windows*"}).name
    Get-MyUpTime -Computer $Computer | Sort-Object SystemName | Where-Object Day -GT 30 | Format-Table -AutoSize

    Using a ActiveDirectory Query and only showing the machines that have an uptime greater than 30 days
     Get-MyUpTime -Computer 'Server1','Server2','Server3' -Verbose | Format-Table -AutoSize 
Param (
    ) #End Param
    Function Output {
        Param (
        $Times = New-TimeSpan -Start $LastReboot -End ([datetime]::Now)
        $Data = [Ordered]@{
            SystemName = $System.CSname
            LastBootUpTime = $LastReboot
            Day = $Times.days
            Hour = $Times.hours
            Minutes = $Times.minutes
            OS = ($System.name).Split('|')[0]
        New-Object PSobject -Property $Data
    } #End Function Output
    $Computer = $Computer | Sort-object

    foreach ($Item in $Computer){
        $Item = $Item.ToUpper()
        Write-Verbose $Item
        Try {
            Write-Verbose "Getting WSMAN Version for $Item"
            $WSMANVersion = (Test-WSMan -ComputerName $Item -ErrorAction Stop).InnerText.Split(':').Trim() | Select -Last 1
            Switch ($WSMANVersion) {

                '2.0' { Write-Verbose "Running WMI PoSh 2 : WSMAN $WSMANVersion"
                        $WMI = Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem -ComputerName $Item
                        $Reboot = $WMI.ConvertToDateTime($WMI.LastBootUpTime)
                        Output -lastreboot $Reboot -system $WMI}
                default { Write-Verbose "Running CIM PoSh 3+ : WSMAN $WSMANVersion"
                        $Cim = Get-CimInstance Win32_OperatingSystem -CimSession $Item
                        $Reboot = $Cim.LastBootUpTime
                        Output -lastreboot $Reboot -system $Cim}
                } #End Switch
        } #End Try
        Catch {
        $Label = 'System not reachable using WSMAN'
        Write-Verbose "$Item : $Label"
        $Data = [Ordered]@{
                    SystemName = $Item
                    OS = $Label
        New-Object PSobject -Property $Data
        } #End Catch
    } #End foreach
} #End Function Get-MyUpTime

Get-help Get-MyUpTime -Full for the full help of this function

Some examples for running the function

Get-MyUpTime -Computer 'Server01','Server02','Server03' | Format-Table -AutoSize

Output :

Systemname  LastBootUpTime      Day Hour Minutes OS                                       
----------  --------------      --- ---- ------- --                                       
SERVER01    19-12-2015 21:44:53   1    0      11 Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
SERVER02    20-12-2015 12:58:32   0    8      58 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional N       
SERVER03                                         System not reachable using WSMAN


About the Author


I am a Technical Specialist - Cloud Infrastructures from the Netherlands. My Skills are mainly PowerShell, VMWare, Hyper-V, Microsoft System Center products and Windows Azure Pack. I work for a company in Utrecht The Netherlands.

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