Powershell – WMI Quota Violation

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The script worked great for most of the servers and finally I was getting similar results from the scripts. I did however find, that servers with large numbers of events generate a WMI Quota Violation, which seems to imply that there are too many items in the list, which is yet another blow to WMI.

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gwmi -cl Win32_QuotaSetting | select caption, defaultlimit, state

This could also explain the incomplete results from previous attempts. The Quota Violation is a known problem and there is a resolution for it posted here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828653. To get around this problem, I changed the script again, to use the WMI query. So now that we were getting results, it was time to start testing the speed of each method.

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