Posted on 2014-04-14
Last Modified: 2014-04-20
I have a simple powershell that checks the disk size for servers. I find that in case any server has access issue, the result can't be generated.  
eg. Get-WmiObject : Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESS

Is it possible to trap this error and bypass it such that the sequent servers can be checked ? Tks

$body = Get-WmiObject Win32_LogicalDisk -filter “DriveType=3" -computer (Get-Content .\computer.csv) | Select SystemName,DeviceID, @{Name=”Free (%)”;Expression={“{0:N0}” -f (($_.freespace /1gb) / ($_.size /1gb) * 100) }}, @{Name=”Size (GB)”;Expression={“{0:N1}” -f($_.size/1gb)}},@{Name=”Free (GB)”;Expression={“{0:N1}” -f($_.freespace/1gb)}} |
Send-MailMessage -SmtpServer -From -To -Subject 'Servers Disk Space Analysis' -Body ($body -join "`n") -BodyAsHtml
Question by:AXISHK
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by:Dan Craciun
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Have you tried –ErrorAction silentlycontinue?
I mean
Get-WmiObject Win32_LogicalDisk -filter “DriveType=3" -computer (Get-Content .\computer.csv) –ErrorAction silentlycontinue

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LE: On second thought, it might not work:
The ErrorAction parameter has no effect on terminating errors (such as
        missing data, parameters that are not valid, or insufficient
        permissions) that prevent a command from completing successfully.

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becraig earned 300 total points
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Simply do a try catch
$body = @()
(Get-Content .\computer.csv) | % {
Try {
$body += Get-WmiObject Win32_LogicalDisk -filter “DriveType=3" -computer $_ | Select SystemName,DeviceID, @{Name=”Free (%)”;Expression={“{0:N0}” -f (($_.freespace /1gb) / ($_.size /1gb) * 100) }}, @{Name=”Size (GB)”;Expression={“{0:N1}” -f($_.size/1gb)}},@{Name=”Free (GB)”;Expression={“{0:N1}” -f($_.freespace/1gb)}} |
	Catch {
		write-host "$_ failed !!" -fore RED


Send-MailMessage -SmtpServer -From -To -Subject 'Servers Disk Space Analysis' -Body ($body -join "`n") -BodyAsHtml 

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Expert Comment

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Ok so I will update the final solution here and on the other thread:
I realized I was creating multiple html files :(

So what I did here was pipe in your original serverlist
Then test the access to query wmi
Then created a clean server list then ran the command.

$ErrorActionPreference= 'silentlycontinue'
$servers = @()
(Get-Content .\computers.csv) | % {
$gwmival = Get-WmiObject Win32_LogicalDisk -computer $_
if ($error -ne $null)
{write-host "$_ failed with errors" -fore RED}
else {$servers += $_; }
$servers | out-file validlist.txt
 Get-WmiObject Win32_LogicalDisk -filter "DriveType=3" -computer (gc validlist.txt) | Select SystemName,DeviceID, @{Name=”Free (%)”;Expression={“{0:N0}” -f (($_.freespace /1gb) / ($_.size /1gb) * 100) }}, @{Name=”Size (GB)”;Expression={“{0:N1}” -f($_.size/1gb)}},@{Name=”Free (GB)”;Expression={“{0:N1}” -f($_.freespace/1gb)}} | ConvertTo-Html

Send-MailMessage -SmtpServer -From -To -Subject 'Servers Disk Space Analysis' -Body ($body -join "`n") -BodyAsHtml 

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