# Win32_SystemEnclosure

The Win32_SystemEnclosure WMI class represents the properties that are associated with a physical system enclosure.

The Win32_SystemEnclosure WMI class represents the properties that are associated with a physical system enclosure.

## Methods

Win32_SystemEnclosure has no methods. Inherited methods (IsCompatible) are not implemented.

## Properties

Win32_SystemEnclosure returns 37 properties:

'AudibleAlarm','BreachDescription','CableManagementStrategy','Caption',
'ChassisTypes','CreationClassName','CurrentRequiredOrProduced','Depth','Description',
'HeatGeneration','Height','HotSwappable','InstallDate','LockPresent','Manufacturer','Model','Name',
'NumberOfPowerCords','OtherIdentifyingInfo','PartNumber','PoweredOn','Removable','Replaceable',
'SecurityBreach','SecurityStatus','SerialNumber','ServiceDescriptions','ServicePhilosophy','SKU',
'SMBIOSAssetTag','Status','Tag','TypeDescriptions','Version','VisibleAlarm','Weight','Width'


Unless explicitly marked as writeable, all properties are read-only. Read all properties for all instances:

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure -Property *


Most WMI classes return one or more instances.

When Get-CimInstance returns no result, then apparently no instances of class Win32_SystemEnclosure exist. This is normal behavior.

Either the class is not implemented on your system (may be deprecated or due to missing drivers, i.e. CIM_VideoControllerResolution), or there are simply no physical representations of this class currently available (i.e. Win32_TapeDrive).

### AudibleAlarm

If TRUE, the frame is equipped with an audible alarm.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, AudibleAlarm


### BreachDescription

Free-form string that provides more information if the SecurityBreach property indicates that a security-related event occurred.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, BreachDescription


### CableManagementStrategy

Free-form string that contains information about how the various cables are connected and bundled for the frame. With many networking, storage-related, and power cables, cable management can be a complex and challenging endeavor. This property contains information to aid in assembly and service of the frame.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, CableManagementStrategy


### Caption

Short description of the objectâa one-line string.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, Caption


### ChassisTypes

Array of chassis types.

This value comes from the Type member of the System Enclosure or Chassis structure in the SMBIOS information.

ChassisTypes returns a numeric value. To translate it into a meaningful text, use any of the following approaches:

Use a PowerShell Hashtable
$ChassisTypes_map = @{ 1 = 'Other' 2 = 'Unknown' 3 = 'Desktop' 4 = 'Low Profile Desktop' 5 = 'Pizza Box' 6 = 'Mini Tower' 7 = 'Tower' 8 = 'Portable' 9 = 'Laptop' 10 = 'Notebook' 11 = 'Hand Held' 12 = 'Docking Station' 13 = 'All in One' 14 = 'Sub Notebook' 15 = 'Space-Saving' 16 = 'Lunch Box' 17 = 'Main System Chassis' 18 = 'Expansion Chassis' 19 = 'SubChassis' 20 = 'Bus Expansion Chassis' 21 = 'Peripheral Chassis' 22 = 'Storage Chassis' 23 = 'Rack Mount Chassis' 24 = 'Sealed-Case PC' }  Use a switch statement switch([int]$value)
{
1          {'Other'}
2          {'Unknown'}
3          {'Desktop'}
4          {'Low Profile Desktop'}
5          {'Pizza Box'}
6          {'Mini Tower'}
7          {'Tower'}
8          {'Portable'}
9          {'Laptop'}
10         {'Notebook'}
11         {'Hand Held'}
12         {'Docking Station'}
13         {'All in One'}
14         {'Sub Notebook'}
15         {'Space-Saving'}
16         {'Lunch Box'}
17         {'Main System Chassis'}
18         {'Expansion Chassis'}
19         {'SubChassis'}
20         {'Bus Expansion Chassis'}
21         {'Peripheral Chassis'}
22         {'Storage Chassis'}
23         {'Rack Mount Chassis'}
24         {'Sealed-Case PC'}
default    {"$value"} }  Use Enum structure Enum EnumChassisTypes { Other = 1 Unknown = 2 Desktop = 3 Low_Profile_Desktop = 4 Pizza_Box = 5 Mini_Tower = 6 Tower = 7 Portable = 8 Laptop = 9 Notebook = 10 Hand_Held = 11 Docking_Station = 12 All_in_One = 13 Sub_Notebook = 14 Space_Saving = 15 Lunch_Box = 16 Main_System_Chassis = 17 Expansion_Chassis = 18 SubChassis = 19 Bus_Expansion_Chassis = 20 Peripheral_Chassis = 21 Storage_Chassis = 22 Rack_Mount_Chassis = 23 Sealed_Case_PC = 24 }  #### Examples Use$ChassisTypes_map in a calculated property for Select-Object
<#
this example uses a hashtable to translate raw numeric values for
property "ChassisTypes" to friendly text

Note: to use other properties than "ChassisTypes", look up the appropriate
translation hashtable for the property you would like to use instead.
#>

#region define hashtable to translate raw values to friendly text

# Please note: this hashtable is specific for property "ChassisTypes"
# to translate other properties, use their translation table instead
$ChassisTypes_map = @{ 1 = 'Other' 2 = 'Unknown' 3 = 'Desktop' 4 = 'Low Profile Desktop' 5 = 'Pizza Box' 6 = 'Mini Tower' 7 = 'Tower' 8 = 'Portable' 9 = 'Laptop' 10 = 'Notebook' 11 = 'Hand Held' 12 = 'Docking Station' 13 = 'All in One' 14 = 'Sub Notebook' 15 = 'Space-Saving' 16 = 'Lunch Box' 17 = 'Main System Chassis' 18 = 'Expansion Chassis' 19 = 'SubChassis' 20 = 'Bus Expansion Chassis' 21 = 'Peripheral Chassis' 22 = 'Storage Chassis' 23 = 'Rack Mount Chassis' 24 = 'Sealed-Case PC' } #endregion define hashtable #region define calculated property (to be used with Select-Object) <# a calculated property is defined by a hashtable with keys "Name" and "Expression" "Name" defines the name of the property (in this example, it is "ChassisTypes", but you can rename it to anything else) "Expression" defines a scriptblock that calculates the content of this property in this example, the scriptblock uses the hashtable defined earlier to translate each numeric value to its friendly text counterpart: #>$ChassisTypes = @{
Name = 'ChassisTypes'
Expression = {
# property is an array, so process all values
$result = foreach($value in $_.ChassisTypes) { # important: convert original value to [int] because # hashtable keys are type-aware:$ChassisTypes_map[[int]$value] } # uncomment to get a comma-separated string instead # of a string array:$result <#-join ', '#>
}
}
#endregion define calculated property

# retrieve the instances, and output the properties "Caption" and "ChassisTypes". The latter
# is defined by the hashtable in $ChassisTypes: Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Caption,$ChassisTypes

# ...or dump content of property ChassisTypes:
$friendlyValues = Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property$ChassisTypes |
Select-Object -ExpandProperty ChassisTypes

# output values
$friendlyValues # output values as comma separated list$friendlyValues -join ', '

# output values as bullet list
$friendlyValues | ForEach-Object { "-$_" }

Use $ChassisTypes_map to directly translate raw values from an instance <# this example uses a hashtable to manually translate raw numeric values for property "Win32_SystemEnclosure" to friendly text. This approach is ideal when there is just one instance to work with. Note: to use other properties than "Win32_SystemEnclosure", look up the appropriate translation hashtable for the property you would like to use instead. #> #region define hashtable to translate raw values to friendly text # Please note: this hashtable is specific for property "Win32_SystemEnclosure" # to translate other properties, use their translation table instead$ChassisTypes_map = @{
1 = 'Other'
2 = 'Unknown'
3 = 'Desktop'
4 = 'Low Profile Desktop'
5 = 'Pizza Box'
6 = 'Mini Tower'
7 = 'Tower'
8 = 'Portable'
9 = 'Laptop'
10 = 'Notebook'
11 = 'Hand Held'
12 = 'Docking Station'
13 = 'All in One'
14 = 'Sub Notebook'
15 = 'Space-Saving'
16 = 'Lunch Box'
17 = 'Main System Chassis'
18 = 'Expansion Chassis'
19 = 'SubChassis'
20 = 'Bus Expansion Chassis'
21 = 'Peripheral Chassis'
22 = 'Storage Chassis'
23 = 'Rack Mount Chassis'
24 = 'Sealed-Case PC'
}

#endregion define hashtable

# get one instance:
$instance = Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -First 1 <# IMPORTANT: this example processes only one instance to illustrate the number-to-text translation. To process all instances, replace "Select-Object -First 1" with a "Foreach-Object" loop, and use the iterator variable$_ instead of $instance #> # query the property (hint: the property is an array!)$rawValues = $instance.ChassisTypes # translate all raw values into friendly names:$friendlyNames = foreach($rawValue in$rawValues)
{ $ChassisTypes_map[[int]$rawValue] }

# output values
$friendlyValues # output values as comma separated list$friendlyValues -join ', '

# output values as bullet list
$friendlyValues | ForEach-Object { "-$_" }

Use a switch statement inside a calculated property for Select-Object
<#
this example uses a switch clause to translate raw numeric
values for property "ChassisTypes" to friendly text. The switch
clause is embedded into a calculated property so there is
no need to refer to external variables for translation.

Note: to use other properties than "ChassisTypes", look up the appropriate
translation switch clause for the property you would like to use instead.
#>

#region define calculated property (to be used with Select-Object)

<#
a calculated property is defined by a hashtable with keys "Name" and "Expression"
"Name" defines the name of the property (in this example, it is "ChassisTypes", but you can rename it to anything else)
"Expression" defines a scriptblock that calculates the content of this property
in this example, the scriptblock uses the hashtable defined earlier to translate each numeric
value to its friendly text counterpart:
#>

$ChassisTypes = @{ Name = 'ChassisTypes' Expression = { # property is an array, so process all values$result = foreach($value in$_.ChassisTypes)
{
switch([int]$value) { 1 {'Other'} 2 {'Unknown'} 3 {'Desktop'} 4 {'Low Profile Desktop'} 5 {'Pizza Box'} 6 {'Mini Tower'} 7 {'Tower'} 8 {'Portable'} 9 {'Laptop'} 10 {'Notebook'} 11 {'Hand Held'} 12 {'Docking Station'} 13 {'All in One'} 14 {'Sub Notebook'} 15 {'Space-Saving'} 16 {'Lunch Box'} 17 {'Main System Chassis'} 18 {'Expansion Chassis'} 19 {'SubChassis'} 20 {'Bus Expansion Chassis'} 21 {'Peripheral Chassis'} 22 {'Storage Chassis'} 23 {'Rack Mount Chassis'} 24 {'Sealed-Case PC'} default {"$value"}
}

}
$result } } #endregion define calculated property # retrieve all instances... Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | # ...and output properties "Caption" and "ChassisTypes". The latter is defined # by the hashtable in$ChassisTypes:
Select-Object -Property Caption, $ChassisTypes  Use the Enum from above to auto-translate the code values <# this example translates raw values by means of type conversion the friendly names are defined as enumeration using the keyword "enum" (PowerShell 5 or better) The raw value(s) are translated to friendly text by simply converting them into the enum type. Note: to use other properties than "Win32_SystemEnclosure", look up the appropriate enum definition for the property you would like to use instead. #> #region define enum with value-to-text translation: Enum EnumChassisTypes { Other = 1 Unknown = 2 Desktop = 3 Low_Profile_Desktop = 4 Pizza_Box = 5 Mini_Tower = 6 Tower = 7 Portable = 8 Laptop = 9 Notebook = 10 Hand_Held = 11 Docking_Station = 12 All_in_One = 13 Sub_Notebook = 14 Space_Saving = 15 Lunch_Box = 16 Main_System_Chassis = 17 Expansion_Chassis = 18 SubChassis = 19 Bus_Expansion_Chassis = 20 Peripheral_Chassis = 21 Storage_Chassis = 22 Rack_Mount_Chassis = 23 Sealed_Case_PC = 24 } #endregion define enum # get one instance:$instance = Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -First 1

<#
IMPORTANT: this example processes only one instance to focus on
the number-to-text type conversion.

To process all instances, replace   "Select-Object -First 1"
with a "Foreach-Object" loop, and use the iterator variable
$_ instead of$instance
#>

# query the property:
$rawValue =$instance.ChassisTypes

#region using strict type conversion

<#
Note: strict type conversion fails if the raw value is
not defined by the enum. So if the list of allowable values
was extended and the enum does not match the value,
an exception is thrown
#>

# convert the property to the enum **ChassisTypes**
[EnumChassisTypes[]]$rawValue # get a comma-separated string: [EnumChassisTypes[]]$rawValue -join ','
#endregion

#region using operator "-as"

<#
Note: the operator "-as" accepts values not defined
by the enum and returns $null instead of throwing an exception #>$rawValue -as [EnumChassisTypes[]]
#endregion


Enums must cover all possible values. If ChassisTypes returns a value that is not defined in the enum, an exception occurs. The exception reports the value that was missing in the enum. To fix, add the missing value to the enum.

### CreationClassName

Name of the first concrete class that appears in the inheritance chain that is used in the creation of an instance. When used with the other key properties of the class, this property allows all instances of this class and its subclasses to be identified uniquely.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, CreationClassName


### CurrentRequiredOrProduced

Current that is required by the chassis at 120V. If power is provided by the chassisâas in the case of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS)âthis property may indicate the amperage produced (as a negative number).

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, CurrentRequiredOrProduced


### Depth

Depth of the physical packageâin inches.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, Depth


### Description

Description of the object.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, Description


### HeatGeneration

Amount of heat that is generated by the chassis in BTU/hour.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, HeatGeneration


### Height

Height of the physical packageâin inches.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, Height


### HotSwappable

If TRUE, a physical package can be hot-swapped (if it is possible to replace the element with a physically different but equivalent one while the containing package has power applied to it). For example, a disk drive package that is inserted using SCA connectors is removable and can be hot-swapped. All packages that can be hot-swapped are inherently removable and replaceable.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, HotSwappable


### InstallDate

Date and time the object was installed. This property does not require a value to indicate that the object is installed.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, InstallDate


### LockPresent

If TRUE, the frame is protected with a lock.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, LockPresent


### Manufacturer

Name of the organization that produces the physical element.

This value comes from the Manufacturer member of the System Enclosure or Chassis structure in the SMBIOS information.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, Manufacturer


### Model

Name by which the physical element is known.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, Model


### Name

Label by which the object is known. When subclassed, the property can be overridden to be a key property.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, Name


### NumberOfPowerCords

Number of power cords that must be connected to the chassis for all of the components to operate.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, NumberOfPowerCords


### OtherIdentifyingInfo

Additional data, beyond asset tag information, that can be used to identify a physical element. One example is bar code data that is associated with an element that also has an asset tag. Be aware that if only bar code data is available and is unique or able to be used as an element key, this property would be NULL and the bar code data used as the class key, in the tag property.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, OtherIdentifyingInfo


### PartNumber

Part number that is assigned by the organization that produces or manufacturing the physical element.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, PartNumber


### PoweredOn

If TRUE, the physical element is powered ON.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, PoweredOn


### Removable

If TRUE, a physical package is removable (if it is designed to be taken in and out of the physical container in which it is normally found, without impairing the function of the overall packaging). A package can still be removable if the power must be “OFF” to perform the removal. If the package can be removed while the power is ON, then the element is removable and can be hot-swapped. For example, an extra battery in a laptop is removable, as is a disk drive package that is inserted using Server Configuration Application (SCA) connectors. However, the latter can be hot-swapped. A laptop display is not removable, nor is a nonredundant power supply. Removing these components would affect the function of the overall packaging or is impossible because of the tight integration of the package.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, Removable


### Replaceable

If TRUE, this physical media component can be replaced with a physically different one. For example, some computer systems allow the main processor chip to be upgraded to one of a higher clock rating. In this case, the processor is said to be replaceable. Another example is a power supply package mounted on sliding rails. All removable packages are inherently replaceable.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, Replaceable


### SecurityBreach

Status of a physical breach of the frame.

SecurityBreach returns a numeric value. To translate it into a meaningful text, use any of the following approaches:

Use a PowerShell Hashtable
$SecurityBreach_map = @{ 1 = 'Other' 2 = 'Unknown' 3 = 'No Breach' 4 = 'Breach Attempted' 5 = 'Breach Successful' }  Use a switch statement switch([int]$value)
{
1          {'Other'}
2          {'Unknown'}
3          {'No Breach'}
4          {'Breach Attempted'}
5          {'Breach Successful'}
default    {"$value"} }  Use Enum structure Enum EnumSecurityBreach { Other = 1 Unknown = 2 No_Breach = 3 Breach_Attempted = 4 Breach_Successful = 5 }  #### Examples Use$SecurityBreach_map in a calculated property for Select-Object
<#
this example uses a hashtable to translate raw numeric values for
property "SecurityBreach" to friendly text

Note: to use other properties than "SecurityBreach", look up the appropriate
translation hashtable for the property you would like to use instead.
#>

#region define hashtable to translate raw values to friendly text

# Please note: this hashtable is specific for property "SecurityBreach"
# to translate other properties, use their translation table instead
$SecurityBreach_map = @{ 1 = 'Other' 2 = 'Unknown' 3 = 'No Breach' 4 = 'Breach Attempted' 5 = 'Breach Successful' } #endregion define hashtable #region define calculated property (to be used with Select-Object) <# a calculated property is defined by a hashtable with keys "Name" and "Expression" "Name" defines the name of the property (in this example, it is "SecurityBreach", but you can rename it to anything else) "Expression" defines a scriptblock that calculates the content of this property in this example, the scriptblock uses the hashtable defined earlier to translate each numeric value to its friendly text counterpart: #>$SecurityBreach = @{
Name = 'SecurityBreach'
Expression = {
# property is an array, so process all values
$value =$_.SecurityBreach
$SecurityBreach_map[[int]$value]
}
}
#endregion define calculated property

# retrieve the instances, and output the properties "Caption" and "SecurityBreach". The latter
# is defined by the hashtable in $SecurityBreach: Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Caption,$SecurityBreach

# ...or dump content of property SecurityBreach:
$friendlyValues = Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property$SecurityBreach |
Select-Object -ExpandProperty SecurityBreach

# output values
$friendlyValues # output values as comma separated list$friendlyValues -join ', '

# output values as bullet list
$friendlyValues | ForEach-Object { "-$_" }

Use $SecurityBreach_map to directly translate raw values from an instance <# this example uses a hashtable to manually translate raw numeric values for property "Win32_SystemEnclosure" to friendly text. This approach is ideal when there is just one instance to work with. Note: to use other properties than "Win32_SystemEnclosure", look up the appropriate translation hashtable for the property you would like to use instead. #> #region define hashtable to translate raw values to friendly text # Please note: this hashtable is specific for property "Win32_SystemEnclosure" # to translate other properties, use their translation table instead$SecurityBreach_map = @{
1 = 'Other'
2 = 'Unknown'
3 = 'No Breach'
4 = 'Breach Attempted'
5 = 'Breach Successful'
}

#endregion define hashtable

# get one instance:
$instance = Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -First 1 <# IMPORTANT: this example processes only one instance to illustrate the number-to-text translation. To process all instances, replace "Select-Object -First 1" with a "Foreach-Object" loop, and use the iterator variable$_ instead of $instance #> # query the property$rawValue = $instance.SecurityBreach # translate raw value to friendly text:$friendlyName = $SecurityBreach_map[[int]$rawValue]

# output value
$friendlyName  Use a switch statement inside a calculated property for Select-Object <# this example uses a switch clause to translate raw numeric values for property "SecurityBreach" to friendly text. The switch clause is embedded into a calculated property so there is no need to refer to external variables for translation. Note: to use other properties than "SecurityBreach", look up the appropriate translation switch clause for the property you would like to use instead. #> #region define calculated property (to be used with Select-Object) <# a calculated property is defined by a hashtable with keys "Name" and "Expression" "Name" defines the name of the property (in this example, it is "SecurityBreach", but you can rename it to anything else) "Expression" defines a scriptblock that calculates the content of this property in this example, the scriptblock uses the hashtable defined earlier to translate each numeric value to its friendly text counterpart: #>$SecurityBreach = @{
Name = 'SecurityBreach'
Expression = {
# property is an array, so process all values
$value =$_.SecurityBreach

switch([int]$value) { 1 {'Other'} 2 {'Unknown'} 3 {'No Breach'} 4 {'Breach Attempted'} 5 {'Breach Successful'} default {"$value"}
}

}
}
#endregion define calculated property

# retrieve all instances...
Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure |
# ...and output properties "Caption" and "SecurityBreach". The latter is defined
# by the hashtable in $SecurityBreach: Select-Object -Property Caption,$SecurityBreach

Use the Enum from above to auto-translate the code values
<#
this example translates raw values by means of type conversion
the friendly names are defined as enumeration using the
keyword "enum" (PowerShell 5 or better)

The raw value(s) are translated to friendly text by
simply converting them into the enum type.

Note: to use other properties than "Win32_SystemEnclosure", look up the appropriate
enum definition for the property you would like to use instead.
#>

#region define enum with value-to-text translation:
Enum EnumSecurityBreach
{
Other               = 1
Unknown             = 2
No_Breach           = 3
Breach_Attempted    = 4
Breach_Successful   = 5
}

#endregion define enum

# get one instance:
$instance = Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -First 1 <# IMPORTANT: this example processes only one instance to focus on the number-to-text type conversion. To process all instances, replace "Select-Object -First 1" with a "Foreach-Object" loop, and use the iterator variable$_ instead of $instance #> # query the property:$rawValue = $instance.SecurityBreach #region using strict type conversion <# Note: strict type conversion fails if the raw value is not defined by the enum. So if the list of allowable values was extended and the enum does not match the value, an exception is thrown #> # convert the property to the enum **SecurityBreach** [EnumSecurityBreach]$rawValue

# get a comma-separated string:
[EnumSecurityBreach]$rawValue -join ',' #endregion #region using operator "-as" <# Note: the operator "-as" accepts values not defined by the enum and returns$null instead of throwing
an exception
#>

$rawValue -as [EnumSecurityBreach] #endregion  Enums must cover all possible values. If SecurityBreach returns a value that is not defined in the enum, an exception occurs. The exception reports the value that was missing in the enum. To fix, add the missing value to the enum. ### SecurityStatus Security setting for external input, for example, a keyboard, to a computer. This value comes from the Security Status member of the System Enclosure or Chassis structure in the SMBIOS information. SecurityStatus returns a numeric value. To translate it into a meaningful text, use any of the following approaches: Use a PowerShell Hashtable $SecurityStatus_map = @{
1 = 'Other'
2 = 'Unknown'
3 = 'None'
4 = 'External interface locked out'
5 = 'External interface enabled'
}

Use a switch statement
switch([int]$value) { 1 {'Other'} 2 {'Unknown'} 3 {'None'} 4 {'External interface locked out'} 5 {'External interface enabled'} default {"$value"}
}

Use Enum structure
Enum EnumSecurityStatus
{
Other                           = 1
Unknown                         = 2
None                            = 3
External_interface_locked_out   = 4
External_interface_enabled      = 5
}


#### Examples

Use $SecurityStatus_map in a calculated property for Select-Object <# this example uses a hashtable to translate raw numeric values for property "SecurityStatus" to friendly text Note: to use other properties than "SecurityStatus", look up the appropriate translation hashtable for the property you would like to use instead. #> #region define hashtable to translate raw values to friendly text # Please note: this hashtable is specific for property "SecurityStatus" # to translate other properties, use their translation table instead$SecurityStatus_map = @{
1 = 'Other'
2 = 'Unknown'
3 = 'None'
4 = 'External interface locked out'
5 = 'External interface enabled'
}

#endregion define hashtable

#region define calculated property (to be used with Select-Object)

<#
a calculated property is defined by a hashtable with keys "Name" and "Expression"
"Name" defines the name of the property (in this example, it is "SecurityStatus", but you can rename it to anything else)
"Expression" defines a scriptblock that calculates the content of this property
in this example, the scriptblock uses the hashtable defined earlier to translate each numeric
value to its friendly text counterpart:
#>

$SecurityStatus = @{ Name = 'SecurityStatus' Expression = { # property is an array, so process all values$value = $_.SecurityStatus$SecurityStatus_map[[int]$value] } } #endregion define calculated property # retrieve the instances, and output the properties "Caption" and "SecurityStatus". The latter # is defined by the hashtable in$SecurityStatus:
Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Caption, $SecurityStatus # ...or dump content of property SecurityStatus:$friendlyValues = Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure |
Select-Object -Property $SecurityStatus | Select-Object -ExpandProperty SecurityStatus # output values$friendlyValues

# output values as comma separated list
$friendlyValues -join ', ' # output values as bullet list$friendlyValues | ForEach-Object { "- $_" }  Use$SecurityStatus_map to directly translate raw values from an instance
<#
this example uses a hashtable to manually translate raw numeric values
for property "Win32_SystemEnclosure" to friendly text. This approach is ideal when
there is just one instance to work with.

Note: to use other properties than "Win32_SystemEnclosure", look up the appropriate
translation hashtable for the property you would like to use instead.
#>

#region define hashtable to translate raw values to friendly text

# Please note: this hashtable is specific for property "Win32_SystemEnclosure"
# to translate other properties, use their translation table instead
$SecurityStatus_map = @{ 1 = 'Other' 2 = 'Unknown' 3 = 'None' 4 = 'External interface locked out' 5 = 'External interface enabled' } #endregion define hashtable # get one instance:$instance = Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -First 1

<#
IMPORTANT: this example processes only one instance to illustrate
the number-to-text translation. To process all instances, replace
"Select-Object -First 1" with a "Foreach-Object" loop, and use
the iterator variable $_ instead of$instance
#>

# query the property
$rawValue =$instance.SecurityStatus

# translate raw value to friendly text:
$friendlyName =$SecurityStatus_map[[int]$rawValue] # output value$friendlyName

Use a switch statement inside a calculated property for Select-Object
<#
this example uses a switch clause to translate raw numeric
values for property "SecurityStatus" to friendly text. The switch
clause is embedded into a calculated property so there is
no need to refer to external variables for translation.

Note: to use other properties than "SecurityStatus", look up the appropriate
translation switch clause for the property you would like to use instead.
#>

#region define calculated property (to be used with Select-Object)

<#
a calculated property is defined by a hashtable with keys "Name" and "Expression"
"Name" defines the name of the property (in this example, it is "SecurityStatus", but you can rename it to anything else)
"Expression" defines a scriptblock that calculates the content of this property
in this example, the scriptblock uses the hashtable defined earlier to translate each numeric
value to its friendly text counterpart:
#>

$SecurityStatus = @{ Name = 'SecurityStatus' Expression = { # property is an array, so process all values$value = $_.SecurityStatus switch([int]$value)
{
1          {'Other'}
2          {'Unknown'}
3          {'None'}
4          {'External interface locked out'}
5          {'External interface enabled'}
default    {"$value"} } } } #endregion define calculated property # retrieve all instances... Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | # ...and output properties "Caption" and "SecurityStatus". The latter is defined # by the hashtable in$SecurityStatus:
Select-Object -Property Caption, $SecurityStatus  Use the Enum from above to auto-translate the code values <# this example translates raw values by means of type conversion the friendly names are defined as enumeration using the keyword "enum" (PowerShell 5 or better) The raw value(s) are translated to friendly text by simply converting them into the enum type. Note: to use other properties than "Win32_SystemEnclosure", look up the appropriate enum definition for the property you would like to use instead. #> #region define enum with value-to-text translation: Enum EnumSecurityStatus { Other = 1 Unknown = 2 None = 3 External_interface_locked_out = 4 External_interface_enabled = 5 } #endregion define enum # get one instance:$instance = Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -First 1

<#
IMPORTANT: this example processes only one instance to focus on
the number-to-text type conversion.

To process all instances, replace   "Select-Object -First 1"
with a "Foreach-Object" loop, and use the iterator variable
$_ instead of$instance
#>

# query the property:
$rawValue =$instance.SecurityStatus

#region using strict type conversion

<#
Note: strict type conversion fails if the raw value is
not defined by the enum. So if the list of allowable values
was extended and the enum does not match the value,
an exception is thrown
#>

# convert the property to the enum **SecurityStatus**
[EnumSecurityStatus]$rawValue # get a comma-separated string: [EnumSecurityStatus]$rawValue -join ','
#endregion

#region using operator "-as"

<#
Note: the operator "-as" accepts values not defined
by the enum and returns $null instead of throwing an exception #>$rawValue -as [EnumSecurityStatus]
#endregion


Enums must cover all possible values. If SecurityStatus returns a value that is not defined in the enum, an exception occurs. The exception reports the value that was missing in the enum. To fix, add the missing value to the enum.

### SerialNumber

Manufacturer-allocated number used to identify the physical element.

This value comes from the Serial Number member of the System Enclosure or Chassis structure in the SMBIOS information.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, SerialNumber


### ServiceDescriptions

Array of more detailed explanations for any of the entries in the ServicePhilosophy array. Be aware that each entry of this array is related to the entry in ServicePhilosophy that is located at the same index.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, ServiceDescriptions


### ServicePhilosophy

Array that includes whether the frame is serviced from the top, front, back, or side, whether the frame has sliding trays or removable sides, and whether the frame is moveableâfor example, having rollers.

ServicePhilosophy returns a numeric value. To translate it into a meaningful text, use any of the following approaches:

Use a PowerShell Hashtable
$ServicePhilosophy_map = @{ 0 = 'Unknown' 1 = 'Other' 2 = 'Service From Top' 3 = 'Service From Front' 4 = 'Service From Back' 5 = 'Service From Side' 6 = 'Sliding Trays' 7 = 'Removable Sides' 8 = 'Moveable' }  Use a switch statement switch([int]$value)
{
0          {'Unknown'}
1          {'Other'}
2          {'Service From Top'}
3          {'Service From Front'}
4          {'Service From Back'}
5          {'Service From Side'}
6          {'Sliding Trays'}
7          {'Removable Sides'}
8          {'Moveable'}
default    {"$value"} }  Use Enum structure Enum EnumServicePhilosophy { Unknown = 0 Other = 1 Service_From_Top = 2 Service_From_Front = 3 Service_From_Back = 4 Service_From_Side = 5 Sliding_Trays = 6 Removable_Sides = 7 Moveable = 8 }  #### Examples Use$ServicePhilosophy_map in a calculated property for Select-Object
<#
this example uses a hashtable to translate raw numeric values for
property "ServicePhilosophy" to friendly text

Note: to use other properties than "ServicePhilosophy", look up the appropriate
translation hashtable for the property you would like to use instead.
#>

#region define hashtable to translate raw values to friendly text

# Please note: this hashtable is specific for property "ServicePhilosophy"
# to translate other properties, use their translation table instead
$ServicePhilosophy_map = @{ 0 = 'Unknown' 1 = 'Other' 2 = 'Service From Top' 3 = 'Service From Front' 4 = 'Service From Back' 5 = 'Service From Side' 6 = 'Sliding Trays' 7 = 'Removable Sides' 8 = 'Moveable' } #endregion define hashtable #region define calculated property (to be used with Select-Object) <# a calculated property is defined by a hashtable with keys "Name" and "Expression" "Name" defines the name of the property (in this example, it is "ServicePhilosophy", but you can rename it to anything else) "Expression" defines a scriptblock that calculates the content of this property in this example, the scriptblock uses the hashtable defined earlier to translate each numeric value to its friendly text counterpart: #>$ServicePhilosophy = @{
Name = 'ServicePhilosophy'
Expression = {
# property is an array, so process all values
$result = foreach($value in $_.ServicePhilosophy) { # important: convert original value to [int] because # hashtable keys are type-aware:$ServicePhilosophy_map[[int]$value] } # uncomment to get a comma-separated string instead # of a string array:$result <#-join ', '#>
}
}
#endregion define calculated property

# retrieve the instances, and output the properties "Caption" and "ServicePhilosophy". The latter
# is defined by the hashtable in $ServicePhilosophy: Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Caption,$ServicePhilosophy

# ...or dump content of property ServicePhilosophy:
$friendlyValues = Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property$ServicePhilosophy |
Select-Object -ExpandProperty ServicePhilosophy

# output values
$friendlyValues # output values as comma separated list$friendlyValues -join ', '

# output values as bullet list
$friendlyValues | ForEach-Object { "-$_" }

Use $ServicePhilosophy_map to directly translate raw values from an instance <# this example uses a hashtable to manually translate raw numeric values for property "Win32_SystemEnclosure" to friendly text. This approach is ideal when there is just one instance to work with. Note: to use other properties than "Win32_SystemEnclosure", look up the appropriate translation hashtable for the property you would like to use instead. #> #region define hashtable to translate raw values to friendly text # Please note: this hashtable is specific for property "Win32_SystemEnclosure" # to translate other properties, use their translation table instead$ServicePhilosophy_map = @{
0 = 'Unknown'
1 = 'Other'
2 = 'Service From Top'
3 = 'Service From Front'
4 = 'Service From Back'
5 = 'Service From Side'
6 = 'Sliding Trays'
7 = 'Removable Sides'
8 = 'Moveable'
}

#endregion define hashtable

# get one instance:
$instance = Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -First 1 <# IMPORTANT: this example processes only one instance to illustrate the number-to-text translation. To process all instances, replace "Select-Object -First 1" with a "Foreach-Object" loop, and use the iterator variable$_ instead of $instance #> # query the property (hint: the property is an array!)$rawValues = $instance.ServicePhilosophy # translate all raw values into friendly names:$friendlyNames = foreach($rawValue in$rawValues)
{ $ServicePhilosophy_map[[int]$rawValue] }

# output values
$friendlyValues # output values as comma separated list$friendlyValues -join ', '

# output values as bullet list
$friendlyValues | ForEach-Object { "-$_" }

Use a switch statement inside a calculated property for Select-Object
<#
this example uses a switch clause to translate raw numeric
values for property "ServicePhilosophy" to friendly text. The switch
clause is embedded into a calculated property so there is
no need to refer to external variables for translation.

Note: to use other properties than "ServicePhilosophy", look up the appropriate
translation switch clause for the property you would like to use instead.
#>

#region define calculated property (to be used with Select-Object)

<#
a calculated property is defined by a hashtable with keys "Name" and "Expression"
"Name" defines the name of the property (in this example, it is "ServicePhilosophy", but you can rename it to anything else)
"Expression" defines a scriptblock that calculates the content of this property
in this example, the scriptblock uses the hashtable defined earlier to translate each numeric
value to its friendly text counterpart:
#>

$ServicePhilosophy = @{ Name = 'ServicePhilosophy' Expression = { # property is an array, so process all values$result = foreach($value in$_.ServicePhilosophy)
{
switch([int]$value) { 0 {'Unknown'} 1 {'Other'} 2 {'Service From Top'} 3 {'Service From Front'} 4 {'Service From Back'} 5 {'Service From Side'} 6 {'Sliding Trays'} 7 {'Removable Sides'} 8 {'Moveable'} default {"$value"}
}

}
$result } } #endregion define calculated property # retrieve all instances... Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | # ...and output properties "Caption" and "ServicePhilosophy". The latter is defined # by the hashtable in$ServicePhilosophy:
Select-Object -Property Caption, $ServicePhilosophy  Use the Enum from above to auto-translate the code values <# this example translates raw values by means of type conversion the friendly names are defined as enumeration using the keyword "enum" (PowerShell 5 or better) The raw value(s) are translated to friendly text by simply converting them into the enum type. Note: to use other properties than "Win32_SystemEnclosure", look up the appropriate enum definition for the property you would like to use instead. #> #region define enum with value-to-text translation: Enum EnumServicePhilosophy { Unknown = 0 Other = 1 Service_From_Top = 2 Service_From_Front = 3 Service_From_Back = 4 Service_From_Side = 5 Sliding_Trays = 6 Removable_Sides = 7 Moveable = 8 } #endregion define enum # get one instance:$instance = Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -First 1

<#
IMPORTANT: this example processes only one instance to focus on
the number-to-text type conversion.

To process all instances, replace   "Select-Object -First 1"
with a "Foreach-Object" loop, and use the iterator variable
$_ instead of$instance
#>

# query the property:
$rawValue =$instance.ServicePhilosophy

#region using strict type conversion

<#
Note: strict type conversion fails if the raw value is
not defined by the enum. So if the list of allowable values
was extended and the enum does not match the value,
an exception is thrown
#>

# convert the property to the enum **ServicePhilosophy**
[EnumServicePhilosophy[]]$rawValue # get a comma-separated string: [EnumServicePhilosophy[]]$rawValue -join ','
#endregion

#region using operator "-as"

<#
Note: the operator "-as" accepts values not defined
by the enum and returns $null instead of throwing an exception #>$rawValue -as [EnumServicePhilosophy[]]
#endregion


Enums must cover all possible values. If ServicePhilosophy returns a value that is not defined in the enum, an exception occurs. The exception reports the value that was missing in the enum. To fix, add the missing value to the enum.

### SKU

Stock keeping unit number for the physical element.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, SKU


### SMBIOSAssetTag

Asset tag number of the system enclosure.

This value comes from the Asset Tag Number member of the System Enclosure or Chassis structure in the SMBIOS information.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, SMBIOSAssetTag


### Status

Current status of an object. Various operational and nonoperational statuses can be defined. Available values:

$values = 'Degraded','Error','Lost Comm','No Contact','NonRecover','OK','Pred Fail','Service','Starting','Stopping','Stressed','Unknown'  Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, Status  ### Tag Unique identifier of the system enclosure. Example: “System Enclosure 1” Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag  ### TypeDescriptions Array of more information about the ChassisTypes array entries. Be aware that each entry of this array is related to the entry in ChassisTypes that is located at the same index. Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, TypeDescriptions  ### Version Version of the physical element. This value comes from the Version member of the System Enclosure or Chassis structure in the SMBIOS information. Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, Version  ### VisibleAlarm If TRUE, the equipment includes a visible alarm. Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, VisibleAlarm  ### Weight Weight of the physical package in pounds. Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, Weight  ### Width Width of the physical package in inches. Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property Tag, Width  ## Examples List all instances of Win32_SystemEnclosure Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure  Learn more about Get-CimInstance and the deprecated Get-WmiObject. View all properties Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure -Property *  View key properties only Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure -KeyOnly  ### Selecting Properties To select only some properties, pipe the results to Select-Object -Property a,b,c with a comma-separated list of the properties you require. Wildcards are permitted. Get-CimInstance always returns all properties but only retrieves the ones that you specify. All other properties are empty but still present. That’s why you need to pipe the results into Select-Object if you want to limit the visible properties, i.e. for reporting. Selecting Properties The code below lists all available properties. Remove the ones you do not need: $properties = 'AudibleAlarm',
'BreachDescription',
'CableManagementStrategy',
'Caption',
'ChassisTypes',
'CreationClassName',
'CurrentRequiredOrProduced',
'Depth',
'Description',
'HeatGeneration',
'Height',
'HotSwappable',
'InstallDate',
'LockPresent',
'Manufacturer',
'Model',
'Name',
'NumberOfPowerCords',
'OtherIdentifyingInfo',
'PartNumber',
'PoweredOn',
'Removable',
'Replaceable',
'SecurityBreach',
'SecurityStatus',
'SerialNumber',
'ServiceDescriptions',
'ServicePhilosophy',
'SKU',
'SMBIOSAssetTag',
'Status',
'Tag',
'TypeDescriptions',
'Version',
'VisibleAlarm',
'Weight',
'Width'
Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -Property $properties  Limiting Network Bandwidth If you work remotely, it makes sense to limit network bandwidth by filtering the properties on the server side, too: Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure -Property$property |
Select-Object -Property $property  ### Selecting Instances To select some instances, use Get-CimInstance and a WMI Query. The wildcard character in WMI Queries is % (and not “*”). The parameter -Filter runs a simple query. Listing all instances where the property Caption starts with “A” Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_SystemEnclosure -Filter 'Caption LIKE "a%"'  Using a WQL Query The parameter -Query uses a query similar to SQL and combines the parameters -Filter and -Property. This returns all instances where the property Caption starts with “A”, and returns the properties specified: Get-CimInstance -Query "SELECT SerialNumber, HotSwappable, Caption, Replaceable FROM Win32_SystemEnclosure WHERE Caption LIKE 'a%'"  Any property you did not specify is still present but empty. You might need to use Select-Object to remove all unwanted properties: Get-CimInstance -Query "SELECT SerialNumber, HotSwappable, Caption, Replaceable FROM Win32_SystemEnclosure WHERE Caption LIKE 'a%'" | Select-Object -Property SerialNumber, HotSwappable, Caption, Replaceable  ### Accessing Remote Computers To access remote systems, you need to have proper permissions. User the parameter -ComputerName to access one or more remote systems. Authenticating as Current User # one or more computer names or IP addresses:$list = 'server1', 'server2'

# authenticate with your current identity:
$result = Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_SystemEnclosure -ComputerName$list
$result  Authenticating as Different User Use a CIMSession object to authenticate with a new identity: # one or more computer names or IP addresses:$list = 'server1', 'server2'

# authenticate with a different identity:
$cred = Get-Credential -Message 'Authenticate to retrieve WMI information:'$session = New-CimSession -ComputerName $list -Credential$cred

$result = Get-CimInstance Win32_SystemEnclosure -CimSession$session

# remove the session after use (if you do not plan to re-use it later)
Remove-CimSession -CimSession $session$result


## Requirements

To use Win32_SystemEnclosure, the following requirements apply:

### PowerShell

Get-CimInstance was introduced with PowerShell Version 3.0, which in turn was introduced on clients with Windows 8 and on servers with Windows Server 2012.

If necessary, update Windows PowerShell to Windows PowerShell 5.1, or install PowerShell 7 side-by-side.

### Operating System

Win32_SystemEnclosure was introduced on clients with WindowsÂ Vista and on servers with Windows ServerÂ 2008.

### Namespace

Win32_SystemEnclosure lives in the Namespace Root/CIMV2. This is the default namespace. There is no need to use the -Namespace parameter in Get-CimInstance.

### Implementation

Win32_SystemEnclosure is implemented in CIMWin32.dll and defined in CIMWin32.mof. Both files are located in the folder C:\Windows\system32\wbem:

explorer $env:windir\system32\wbem notepad$env:windir\system32\wbem\CIMWin32.mof