Time out on certain cmdlets

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  • #92123

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    Is there a way to put a time out on certain cmdlets like Get-NetIPAddress and GetProcess?

  • #92126

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    Only if the cmdlet directly supports it via a parameter.

    • #92141

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      Well, what I've done in similar situations in the past is find the underlying WMI call for example, and write a function that would provide things the native cmdlet does not like time-out. I try to not write proxy functions for obvious reasons..
      For example,

      Install-Module SB-Tools,POSH-SSH -Force
      Import-Module SB-Tools -DisableNameChecking
      (Get-Command Get-SBWMI).Definition

      will show the Get-SBWMI function which provides a TimeOut parameter

      I was hoping someone has done that already..

    • #92149

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      For CIM based commands you can use a cimsession with a timeout

      $cimSession = New-CimSession -OperationTimeoutSec 1
      Get-NetIPAddress -CimSession $cimSession

      Not in general though.

    • #92155

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      Thanks Patrick, I think this works, I'll try it..

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