The issue I’m having is that it (appears) I can only mock the output of the call, but what I need to do is mock the INPUT. Meaning, I want to mock the Win32_OperatingSystem Class of a Windows 7 system, a Windows 8.1 system AND a Windows 10 system and execute the WMI Query against each mock to see how it behaves. I know I can do this by connecting to LIVE systems, but I’m hoping I can avoid that so I don’t need to find or build a live system each time I want to test this.
I don’t think what you are asking is possible. From my understanding, you’re wanting to query a WMI repository without actually touching one. There’s no way to mock what that WMI repo would return. You can only mock what a command returns. I suggest you collect a bunch of workstations and perform the actual query with PowerShell. If you do the actual query, you can then use Pester to validate those machines are returning what you’d expect.
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