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Windows Server 2008 R2 Data volume information

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I have a general question, in regards to checking the sizes of the drive volume (used space and free space) for 32 SQL servers.  At the present time I have to map or RDP to each server and I am looking for a way to streamline this process.  Is there a free tool or powershell example that I can use to scan all the drive volumes to provide me the used space and free space of each drive volume?
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by:Brian Pringle
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It is not free, but we used to use this program.

http://www.whatsupgold.com/

It allowed us to monitor network connections, server uptime, updates, inventory of applications and drives, and much more.
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I also just found this when looking at another question...

http://www.ca.com/us/lpg/nimsoft-monitor-snap/register.aspx
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by:RayManAaa
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I like the Powershell option and I already have it working to display the drive information. However when I tried to export the information into a CSV file it is creating the file but it is not exporting the data into the file.

This is what I have so far any ideas?

 Get-WMIObject Win32_LogicalDisk -filter ‘DriveType=3’ -computer (Get-Content c:\scripts\computers.txt) | Select SystemName,DeviceID,VolumeName,@{Name=’Size(GB)’;Expression={‘{0:N1}’ -f($_.size/1gb)}},@{Name=’Free Space(GB)’;Expression={‘{0:N1}’ -f($_.freespace/1gb)}},@{Name=’Free Space(%)’;Expression={‘{0:N1}’ -f(100 * $_.freespace/1gb) / ($_.size/1gb)}} | Out-GridView -Title ‘Drive Space’ | out-file –filepath c:\scripts\drivesizes.csv -append
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Get-WMIObject Win32_LogicalDisk -filter ‘DriveType=3’ -computer (Get-Content c:\scripts\computers.txt) | 
    Select SystemName,DeviceID,VolumeName,@{Name=’Size(GB)’;Expression={‘{0:N1}’ -f($_.size/1gb)}},@{Name=’Free Space(GB)’;Expression={‘{0:N1}’ -f($_.freespace/1gb)}},@{Name=’Free Space(%)’;Expression={‘{0:N1}’ -f(100 * $_.freespace/1gb) / ($_.size/1gb)}} | 
    Export-Csv -Append -NoTypeInformation c:\scripts\drivesizes.csv
    c:\scripts\drivesizes.csv

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by:RayManAaa
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I am sorry that I am replying so late, I got engaged in other fires that needed my attention.

I tried to run the last script as posted but it did not work, I am getting the following error message.  

Export-Csv : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'Append'.
At line:3 char:23
+     Export-Csv -Append <<<<  -NoTypeInformation c:\scripts\drivesizes.csv
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Export-Csv], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.ExportCsvCommand
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