Solved

How to find out, if a remote Session has allready been imported

Posted on 2016-08-24
10
22 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-21
When we import-pssession, Poweshell creates a temporary module for implicit remoting. When we remove-pssession, all the temporary modules that belong to it (Powershell creates a new module every time we Import the session!) are removed.

My goal is to know, if a certain PSSession has been already imported or not. The idea was to find out, if there are modules bound to this session. Unfortunately I could not find any properties in modules that would reference the session neither the session properties referencing the modules. But Powershell knows it somehow!

Does anyone have an idea?

Thanks
Alexander Lerner
0
Comment
Question by:AlLerner
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
10 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:FOX
ID: 41769024
run the command Get-PSSession to see which sessions are connected to the local computer
run the command Get-PSSessionConfiguration to see the registered session configurations on the local computer
0
 

Author Comment

by:AlLerner
ID: 41769032
Unfortunately it does not solve the Problem. Please read the question again. Thank you.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:FOX
ID: 41769044
The command Get-Module will show you all modules you have on your session
0
 

Author Comment

by:AlLerner
ID: 41769053
Thank you. On which session? I am still in my local session, but I have imported a remote-session and now I look for indices, that a certain remote session has already been imported.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:FOX
ID: 41769080
using Get-PSSession will show you all sessions on your local machine.  Each session has an ID/guid number. from there you can use a
Connect-PSSession IDNumber

in your powershell run a get-help Get-PSSession -detailed  (for syntax)  
Also run get-help PSSession -detailed                               (for more commands)
0
Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

 

Author Comment

by:AlLerner
ID: 41769095
Dear Foxluv... Please, read my question. I don't want to know the ID of the session. I don't want to connect to session because it has never been disconnected. I want to know, if the session has been imported!!!!!!
0
 
LVL 39

Assisted Solution

by:footech
footech earned 500 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41769351
If you look at a module's Description property you can see that it includes the name of the server that it's connected to for implicit remoting.   I suppose you could do a check on a PsSession's ComputerName property to see if any modules have a Description property that includes the computer name.

If you have PS 3.0+, you might consider using Import-Module <modulename> -PsSession $s
In this case, even if the session $s is removed, if you try to run on of the commands from the imported module, it will automatically try to reestablish a session for the implicit remoting.
0
 

Author Comment

by:AlLerner
ID: 41773849
Well, it is not exactly what I would like to use, because Microsoft can change the description of such module any time it likes, somewhere between the release 5 and 6. Mor than that, the description is in the language of OS, so it can be tricky to look, where exactly in is the URI (not actually the server name) of the session to look for. But there is likely nothin else one could actually use.
0
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
footech earned 500 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41774352
The temp modules are saved to the filesystem.  If you actually look in the module file, you can find the InstanceID of the PsSession.
Get-PSSession | Where { Select-String -path (Get-Module | Select -expand path) -pattern $_.instanceid.tostring() -simplematch }

Open in new window


I don't know if this will work for all use cases.
It might be better if you state what problem you're trying to solve, or even why you're trying to solve it.  Perhaps a better approach could be suggested.
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:footech
ID: 41808376
ID: 41769351 provides a method that will work for at least some circumstances.
ID: 41774352 provides a method that is more reliable.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Set OWA language and time zone in Exchange for individuals, all users or per database.
This script can help you clean up your user profile database by comparing profiles to Active Directory users in a particular OU, and removing the profiles that don't match.
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…
Learn how to create flexible layouts using relative units in CSS.  New relative units added in CSS3 include vw(viewports width), vh(viewports height), vmin(minimum of viewports height and width), and vmax (maximum of viewports height and width).

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now